Discovering My Own Country: Slovenia

Last few days have been really something special... Emazing... and everything. And here's why: I joined a bunch of international friends who came to visit Slovenia for 4 days. Slovenian, Spanish and Portuguese, all of us were happy to explore some wild and beautiful places and travelling around by car, taking local curvy roads passing through remote villages... But let's start from the beginning... First day was spent exploring Ljubljana, the Green capital of Europe. Even though I have lived here all my life, I still love exploring my city by foot, finding new interesting corners and nice views every time.

Day 1: Ljubljana

The best thing about Ljubljana is that you can see all the main sights and attractions simply by walking around the city... and it's possible to see everything in a day! Here is a map of our walking tour through the city centre, which took us all day. We saw the Roman wall, the main Prešeren square, Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana castle... then after so much walking we had lunch at the Open Kitchen (open street food market)... and then enjoyed coffee and sweets with the best view from the Skyscraper (Nebotičnik)... and then took a well deserved nap at Tivoli Park.

Day 2: Bled & Bohinj

The second day was spent exploring the lakes and waterfalls in N-W parts of Slovenia. We drove to Bled where we enjoyed the sights of Bled Castle above the lake and the iconic lake island with the church. We parked at Zaka and walked 15 minutes up the Ojstrica hill... the trail was steep and soon we were out of breath, but the view from the top was incredible... we could see the whole lake Bled, and we spent lots of time clicking pics and singing. The next stop was Savica waterfall near Bohinj lake, to where we also had to walk up the steep trail full of stairs. After that we decided to take the cable car up to Vogel ski centre (which was closed of course), where we had delicious lunch and a very cold walk around the hills full of snow patches. Perfect end of a perfect day!

Day 3: Škocjan caves, Strunjan, Piran

Unfortunately on the 3rd day I could not join the group to explore the amazing Škocjan Caves and the coastal towns of Strunjan, Piran and Portorož... but I heard that the day was fun and the places were Emazing!

Day 4: Kranjska Gora and Soča Valley

The last day of our adventure was also the wildest and craziest... There was lots of driving, lots of singing... walking and climbing the steep walls... clicking non stop...and eating yummy home made Slovenian food. We visited green water springs (Zelenci near Kranjska Gora), Lake Jasna, Vršič mountain pass, Soča River springs and canyons, and Tolmin. Here is the map of our long road trip... and photos which tell the story better than my words 🙂

As Živa said: this whole trip was a small infinity bubble of happy exploring, we all wished it would never end! 🙂

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