Nova Gorica

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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day301

    Saksida wines, Zalošče, Slovenia! #8

    April 23, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Dobar Dan (hello) Slovenia! The 8th country we plan to tour.
    Leaving Italy on an unusually good quality road, we whizzed through the understated border and were in Slovenia before we knew it. You wouldn't think that a few kms either side of a border would make much of a difference, so we were surprised how quickly the changes appeared. Drivers seemed more courteous and careful, the upkeep of buildings, the road and roadside more assiduous and the countryside more verdant.

    It wasn't long before we came to our stopover, a vineyard in a the little town of Zalošče. Slovenia doesn't allow wild camping and may fine you up to €300 for staying somewhere not designated as a campsite. €20 a night was more expensive than we've been used to but it was at a convenient point on our route and when we'd parked on our own little grassy terrace between the vineyards with forested hills all around we felt it was worth it. Sitting outside for lunch we listened to birdsong and the buzz of bees pollinating the wildflowers.

    The countryside looked so alluring that we soon set off to explore. We'd heard Slovenia had good walking and cycling trails and in this case we found it to be true. Passing three donkeys in a field with the faint smell of woodsmoke in the air, we followed a gravel and earth track and arrived at the bank of the Vipava river. Will tested the water and decided to go for a refreshing dip before we returned. At dusk cicadas chirped in the trees but even they stopped as the evening turned to night and we relished the quiet.

    Having looked at the web of walking trails on Maps.Me, Will planned a trip to a reservoir about 5km away. The temperature had cooled so it was nice walking weather and we really enjoyed climbing the Peach and vine covered hill and following a very quiet road to the water's edge where we had our picnic. The country air was scented with Rowan blossom and we were amazed by the variety of flowers we saw along the way, most of which you wouldn't find back in the UK. We kept hearing rustles in the undergrowth and near the end of the walk Vicky caught sight of a dark snake slithering up the side of an almost vertical drainage ditch. We are getting more used to the presence of snakes now and the fact that all the ones we've seen have been retreating has helped Vicky to be less on edge.
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  • Day283

    Trad folk

    August 6 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Here at Grad Kromberg concerts are held periodically. Since Manca and Sebastian, my hosts, had performed there quite often, they knew exactly where we could sit in the adjoining vinyard to hear and see the concert without forking out 20 Euros, so they invited me to join them in an evening of folk music.
    I expected traditional Slovenian peasant songs: instead we were treated to a Mongolian band with a selection of throat music from their country. With a beer in hand and lying on the grass comfortably it was an amazing experience. We were all in awe of the range and variety of sounds the lead singer could produce, sometimes simultaneously. And of course, we had a couple of western style, clippety clop cowboy tunes from the steppes, the hoof beats made by instruments but the neighing etc by the singers. Only Clint Eastwood was missing - eat your heart out Morricone.
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  • Day2

    Versteckte Burg entdeckt

    June 8 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Auf dem Weg Richtung Italien kam uns die Burg Rihemberg in die Quere. Der Eintritt war frei, also mussten wir einfach rein. Die Burg zu erkunden ist voller Überraschungen. Und so landeten wir schließlich auf der Spitze des Burgturms. Welch tolle Aussicht von da oben.

  • Day6

    Sloweniä <3

    August 23 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    mir sind alli begeisteret, 7min nach de Gränze chömemer a demm wunder wunderschöne Platz aa! En churze Schwumm im Bach für de Sämi, Cuni und mich und denn ums warme Füürli höckle.

    D Suechi nach Plätzli han i in Italie nid so eifach gfunde und nach demm letste Platz am Meer/Sumpf wommer aagfahre händ, hani scho gad echli es Tüüf gha, de Sämi und Domi gsehnd das echli glassner als iich und wäred mit fasch allem zfride im vergliich zu mir ;)Read more

  • Day11

    Sempas, Slowenien

    September 25 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Frohes Wiedersehen unserer Reisefreunde Kurt und Sonja aus Amlikon-Bissegg, welche wir im 2017 in Kanada kennen lernten. Sie sind ebenfalls in Slowenien unterwegs und verbringen die Nacht auch auf diesem Camping mit Waschmaschine.

  • Day287

    A bridge too far fetched

    August 10 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Had to include this rather uninteresting bridge just outside Gorizia as it claims to be the longest stone arch in the world. It was built by the Italians after the first WW.

  • Day292

    Straw logs

    August 15 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Back in Slovenia again for another workaway 20 minutes South of Gorizia. Here Manca and Sebastian and little Luca are making a straw bale house with the help of a regular succession of workawayers. In Slovenian even proper names are declined, (grammatically,) and long names declined, (habitually.) So since Sebastian is too long & difficult to translate into Slovenian, he is known here as Tchopko, which makes everyone laugh because it translates as "Tweetie Pie."
    Whilst I have been here we have placed and painted the eaves, installed rafters on the roof to take tiles, started filling the walls with straw, (notice the big mallet in the photo!) and applied a mud render to various parts.
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