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Šujica

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  • Day77

    Ljubljana - last day

    August 22, 2017 in Slovenia

    Walked to the City Park - beautiful parklands with something for everyone. Apart from the huge Weeping Willows and other trees, there was a great playground, wading pool, cafe, lily pond, and quirky statues placed here and there. One last look around both sides of the river as we prepare to move on to Bohinj tomorrow. It has been such a lovely visit Ljubljana. Hvala!

  • Day75

    Ljubljana

    August 20, 2017 in Slovenia

    A change of countries - we are now in Slovenia. Our home for the next three nights is Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital and largest city. It also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals - the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the banks of the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city, free for pedestrians and cyclists. It has a great feel about it with its cafes set up along the river and its cobbled streets in every direction. The locals are friendly and chatty and speak excellent English. The Old Town sits on the right bank of the river directly below the Castle Hill. It is quite compact and easy to walk around (no cars) and enjoy its atmosphere.
    Many bridges cross the river, the most famous of which is Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), designed by architect Jože Plečnik, who tried to model Ljubljana on ancient Athens. The multitude of his creations in the city, referred to as a whole as "Plečnik's Ljubljana", is considered to be one of the 20th century's most important total works of art. Already we are wishing we had longer here....not just because of the delicious meal we just had, particularly the limoncello dessert!!
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  • Day76

    Ljubljana

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Today's adventures included a visit to Ljubljana Castle, Postonja Caves and, because you can never see too many castles, Predjama Castle.
    Ljubljana Castle stands on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana. It is a key landmark of the town. Originally a medieval fortress, possibly constructed in the 11th century and acquired its present outline with an almost complete overhaul in the 15th Century. Initially a defense structure and since the first half of the 14th century the seat of the lords of Carniola, it was since the early 19th century used for various other purposes and today is used as a major cultural venue. The castle is depicted on the city's coat of arms, along with a dragon on top.Read more

  • Day76

    Postojnska Jama - Postonja Cave

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Amazing place to visit!
    Postojna Cave was carved by the Pivka River over millions of years. There are stalagmites, and stalactites which take 40 years to grow 1mm, columns (when a stalagmite and stalactite join) and formations called curtains that look like folded curtains. These take 70 years to grow 1mm.
    The cave system is 24.12 kilometers long and is made up of four caves interconnected through the same underground river.
    We got to see 5km of the cave on a 1½-hour tours; 3.2km of this is covered by an electric train that takes you to the Great Mountain cavern. From here a guide escorts you on foot through tunnels, halls, galleries and caverns and over a bridge called Russian Bridge which was built by prisoners of war in 1916. The Cave has a constant temperature of 8°C to 10°C with a humidity of 95%, so it gets a little chilly in there. Our tour ended in the Concert Hall, which is the largest in the cave system and can accommodate 10,000 people for musical performances and has great acoustics.
    The caves are also home to the endemic olm (aquatic salamander), the largest troglodytic amphibian in the world. They had a small aquarium towards the end of our tour. Their eyes are undeveloped, leaving them blind, while their other senses are acutely developed. It also lacks any pigmentation in its skin so definitely no flash photography.
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  • Day76

    Predjama - Cave Castle

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Impressive! 9kms from the Postojna Cave, it has been dominating the surrounding area, perched high up in the 123-metre high cliff, for more than 800 years. It is listed among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle in the world.
    The castle offers a unique insight into the construction techniques and ingenuity of medieval people who came here searching for a safe haven right at the entrance to the cave.Read more

  • Day21

    Ljubiljana

    August 22 in Slovenia

    Auf dem Weg durch Slowenien haben wir einen abendlichen Zwischenstopp in Ljubiljana eingelegt. Eine Stadt, die andermal einen Besuch verdient. Unser zwei Stunden Stopp hat auf jeden Fall einen kleinen Eindruck verschafft.

  • Day13

    Europe's greenest city

    August 17, 2017 in Slovenia

    We arrived to Ljubljana at 2.20 a.m., but after a few hours of sleep somehow managed to get up rather early. On our way out to get breakfast we meet Ray, a guy from Melbourne who spent the day with us. He actually brought his bike from Australia to cycle the entire way from Milan to Athens!! 😱
    We had breakfast at Celica, the partner hostel of our's, which used to be a prison and has a decent morning buffet.
    Then we joined the free walking tour, went to the fruit & vegetable market and up to the castle. It already feels like having a daily new-city ritual. In the evening we had our usual mixed salad and then went down to the common area, where soon we got a group of people together to go out for another bit.
    Worth mentioning is our “hostel“: during the year, it is a university dorm (maybe the name Student's Residence should have been a hint), but in summer they take in travellers. It was fine for two nights, but I cannot imagine how people spend their whole university life here. Two persons share a room that is at most 10sqm to barely fit bed, desk and a little cupboard for each of them.
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  • Day86

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    July 31, 2017 in Slovenia

    A spontaneous decision to visit Ljubljana has been one of the best decisions I've made since leaving on this adventure! I had no idea Ljubljana even existed until a few people I've met along the way mentioned how amazing it was. A day before Hollie left for NZ, I decided to change my plans and head to the capital of Slovenia for three nights. After an 8 hour bus ride, I arrived just in time for a lovely heat wave and walked to my hostel from the bus station in 36 degree heat... My hostel sat directly next to the Ljubljana river (I didn't even know there was a river but apparently it's quite important!!) and about five minutes from the main square. One of the girls in my hostel Roberta showed me around town and I immediately fell in love with the place. The river runs straight through the middle of town and offers so many gorgeous views, eating spots and people watching. I did a free walking tour to get to know a bit about the history, mainly Slovenia's independence in 1991 and went on a pub crawl with Roberta. We met two Dutch girls and three kiwi guys which was cool. The next day I went to Lake Bled which requires its own blog because it was so beautiful. I really wished I'd stayed in Ljubljana one night longer because it was the perfect mix of history, beautiful buildings, tourists, youth and nightlife!Read more

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