Tag: Travelling with dogs in Slovenia

Hunting Dragons; Barefootin’ in Dog-Friendly Ljubljana, Slovenia

Close-up of one of the pillars on the Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana

Bojana, the owner of Kamp Tura had promised us a proper pitch when someone moved, however we hadn’t realised that it was on a first-come-first-served basis. The campsite was full and pitches that became vacant disappeared immediately! Continue reading “Hunting Dragons; Barefootin’ in Dog-Friendly Ljubljana, Slovenia”

Walks Into Our View – Soča River, Slovenia

Our First Walk Into our View

I love the Ordnance Survey. I learnt to navigate with OS maps and find them brilliantly detailed. However, Slovenian leisure maps could teach even the OS a thing or two! Detailing all the footpaths and cycle ways with itineraries and elevation diagrams – and grading the river for kayakers, we decided that Slovenian maps are Brilliant!

Of course, this didn’t mean that we failed to get lost… Continue reading “Walks Into Our View – Soča River, Slovenia”

A Picturesque Pet Shop Run; Kranjska Gora, Triglav & The Vršič Pass, Slovenia.

Bright sunshine lit up the peaks – but it was laundry day!

Bright sunshine lit up the peaks around us, but today was laundry day. We were right out of pants and our cupboards contained even less than Old Mother Hubbard’s!

The caravan water pump was sounding a little iffy. “We could set up something with a bit of height and siphon the water straight into the washing machine to help save the pump” I suggested. “The kids over there are carving wood.” Mark replied. “I could ask them to carve an aqueduct. Then we could bring hot water direct, all the way from the shower block.”

You just don’t need that, do you?! Continue reading “A Picturesque Pet Shop Run; Kranjska Gora, Triglav & The Vršič Pass, Slovenia.”

Escape from Austria – to ‘The Most Beautiful River in the World’, Slovenia

Mark’s reaction on entering Slovenia. It says it all!

Be brave & have faith – there is almost always something better around the corner!

We were upset to have been booted out of the beautiful mountains in Austria but the moment we entered Slovenia, my jaw dropped. It re-clenched again only as we descended the many vertiginous hairpins of the Predel (or Predil) Pass.

As we topped Predel at 1156m (5,285ft), all we could see were the bright, white limestone peaks of the Julian Alps soaring into the air over deep chasms of emerald green, far below. The pyramids were faced with limestone so that they shone out in the landscape; this was far more impressive. My camera ran out of battery as I tried in vain to capture the amazing views that greeted every turn. Continue reading “Escape from Austria – to ‘The Most Beautiful River in the World’, Slovenia”