Slovenia
Koper

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  • Day6

    Slovenia

    November 2, 2016 in Slovenia

    I woke up feeling the ship slowing as we began to back into the port of Koper. We had scheduled a short bus tour for the afternoon, so we had a relaxed morning on board that included a visit to the medical center to check on Mom's knee. After lunch, Dad, Kathryn and I disembarked and boarded a bus that took us south along the coast. Our guide told us that her grandparents lived in the same village for their entire lives. They have been citizens of four different countries in their lifetimes due to the changes in government: Italy, Austria-Hungary, Yugoslavia, and now Slovenia.

    We were dropped off in the small coastal town of Piran, where we enjoyed the old town and square as we searched for a wine bar and a restroom. With those missions accomplished, it was time to hop aboard the next bus and return to our ship in time for afternoon tea and a brief rest before the captain's party at 5:45.
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  • Day56

    Koper

    October 3, 2016 in Slovenia

    Leaving the mountains of Italy, with the train along the breathtaking coast to Trieste, crossing the border to beautiful Slovenia, having the most warm welcome by kind strangers, meeting other lovely travelers, being hosted by a lovely Slovenien girl. Walking along the coast of Koper - Isola - Piran.

    Slovenia, you are breathtaking beautiful.

  • Day9

    Koper, Slovenia

    October 30, 2016 in Slovenia

    Our next stop was Koper, Slovenia. Once again, we had booked an excursion with a group of other couples to head to Lake Bled and the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana. We arrived at the dock early so we took a quick peak at the little coastal town of Koper where our cruise ship was docked. It was early Sunday morning, so it was very quiet. We had just long enough time to trot to the main square (Tito Square), where we found the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the town's bell tower. The cathedral was built in the second half of the 12th century and has several valuable Renaissance era paintings inside. We also came across the Praetorian Palace, a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace that was once the podesta's seat and now houses the Koper city tourism department.Read more

  • Day212

    Day 213: To Slovenia

    September 15, 2017 in Slovenia

    TIme to leave Venice, and to leave Italy! We had our usual breakfast downstairs then headed the 10 minutes walk back to the train station and grabbed our tickets eastwards to Trieste. As the train departed, I reflected a bit. I'm a little surprised it's taken me quite so long to visit Venice, and in the pantheon of "great destination cities" I'd say only New York and Tokyo now remain unvisited.

    But it's such a mixed feeling to visit these days. Yes it's a beautiful city, probably the most unique in the world. It's just so overrun with people though, that it can be very difficult to enjoy. And I realise that I'm one of them, they all have the same rights as me etc etc, but it's difficult to see where Venice goes from here as it feels already like saturation point. The city for all its faults already feels like a theme park or the easter show, where everyone is a visitor. Every now and then you'll see residents and feel really sorry for them, trying to make their dentist appointment or whatever while shoving past a bunch of people trundling gigantic suitcases or mindlessly reading a map in the middle of a canal bridge. I've enjoyed it, I'm glad I've been, but I'm not sure I'll hurry back.

    Onwards. The train sped along the northern shore of the Adriatic, eventually pulling into the city of Trieste after about 2 hours (around 1:30pm). This port city once belonged to neighbouring Slovenia before it was occupied by Fascist Italy in the 1930s, and ownership issues were only really solved again in the 1970s which seems comically recent.

    Our ultimate destination for the day was the seaside town of Koper just across the border, but of course Trieste is the end of the line! In most of the Balkans and former Yugoslav countries, there just aren't many trains to speak of, so our public transport options will get harder from here. In the end we just got a taxi across the border since it was only 20 kilometers, though 45 euros was a pretty steep price to pay.

    The driver dropped us at our car rental place where we picked up our latest car, a Volkswagen Golf with most of the trimmings, nice. Rather than explore the city though, we headed for a supermarket for supplies, then headed to our accommodation out of town to settle in for the afternoon/evening.

    It's a single-bedroom apartment in a small low-rise building, near the freeway so there's a bit of road noise but newly renovated so it's bright and welcoming. We're here for five nights and should be quite comfortable! Good to have some cheap prices again finally, for the first time really since we left Spain. We bought enough food for four dinners, four breakfasts, some snacks, alcohol and toiletries for about 18 euro ($25 AUD).

    Settled in at "home" and did some work, disturbed only by a big thunderstorm which blew through and dumped a bunch of rain. Daytrip to Croatia tomorrow!
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  • Day214

    Day 215: Merciful Day Off

    September 17, 2017

    Finally, mercifully, a day off. We had a spare day and weren't sure what to do with it - we could visit the UNESCO site of Skopjan Caves about an hour away, we could visit the town of Koper, we could do our day trip back into Italy for a couple more sites.

    But it was raining heavily in the morning, with a bit of added thunder and lightning, so we decided to stay in. Did a bunch of admin stuff; got our tax returns done and submitted, mostly finalised the insurance claim for the car, did some promotional stuff for my YouTube videos, and edited my way through 13 videos. I've got content scheduled on YouTube until early October, but still a backlog of another ~15 video to get through! Slowly, slowly.

    Busy day, but it's nice to not actually have to go out anywhere. Though I did of course end up going out to the nearby supermarket to pick up some snacks since we'd run out!
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  • Day4

    Letzter Trip in Slowenien

    September 1, 2017 in Slovenia

    Črni Kal in Slowenien

    Bevor wir weiterreisen folgen wir dem Ratschlag von Vladimir und steigen hoch zu den "Rocky Mountains of Črni Kal". Vorbei an Bäumen mit Granatäpfeln, Feigen, Aprikosen, Kakis, Kiwis und Oliven nehmen wir die ein oder andere Kostprobe und erreichen nach 20min den Verteidungsturm hoch über dem Dorf.

    Bilder:
    - Biick über das Dorf
    - Die Dorfkirche vor unserer Türe
    - Granatäpfel
    - Überreste des Verteidigungsturms
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Koper, كوبر, Горад Копер, Копер, Κόπερ, Kapodistrio, کپر، اسلوونی, קופר, Kopar, Comune Città di Capodistria, コペル, კოპერი, 코페르, Iustinopolis, Koperis, کوپر, Копар, โคเพอร์, Capodistria, 科佩尔

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