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Jan 14, 2013 - Last day in Slovenia

Today we go to Florence, we get there on a train. We say good bye to Aunty Ines and Ziga, they will take us to the station which is 2 hours away so we will have a farewell lunch with them. Yesterday I went to a restaurant, I had gnocchi with carbonara sauce it was one of the best pastas in my life, it was delicious. I will miss all my relatives a lot :(.

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Jan 10, 2013 - Slovenia

Our first meal in Slovenia after arriving by train, we didn't need dinner after that. Today we visited the caves. We entered into the caves on a little train that carried us to the the caves, it felt more like a roller coaster. There was a stalagmite that was sixteen meters tall. We learnt that the Germans stored petrol but when the partisans blew it up 200 meters of the cave are still black because of the explosion. We met Aunty Ines and Ziga (zig-a) he speaks English from all the cartoons he watches eg like a black American. Tomorrow we...

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Oct 11, 2010 - Day 53: Slovenia

Day 53: Koper, Slovenia The Country: Half the size of Switzerland. Bi-lingual, Slovakian and Italian. Only 47 miles of coastland and currently in a dispute of one miles of fishing rights with Croatia. Docking City, Koper: Formerly under Roman rule, from the 13th century Koper was under Venetian administration. Beginnin in 1879, Koper was under Austrian rule, with Maria Theresa (remember her from earlier journal entries?) of the Hapsburgs as a major influence. Twelve doors once led to the fortification that included bourgeois houses and...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Koper, Slovania

Wednesday, August 25 - Koper, Slovania - As we learned today, the original city of Koper was a fortified island. There’s only one original entrance gate to the old city that still remains. In the 1800’s the island was connected to the mainland by a permanent landfill. The Praetorian Palace is the center for government here and the people of Koper are very happy with their present Mayor, Boris Popovic, who we happened to run into on the streets of the city, he was very pleasant and let me take his picture. The Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption...

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Jun 6, 2010 - Koper

Von der slowenischen Hauptstadt gings per Zug nach ca. 3 Wochen unsrer Reise endlich ans Meer. Nach Koper mit seinem schoen erhaltenem venezianischen Hauptplatz und dem fuer Slowenien so wichtigen Hafen, auf der nur ca. 40km langen Kueste des Landes. Ideal als Zwischenstop vor der abendlichen Weiterfahrt in unsre naechste Destination, dem idyllisch gelegenen, wirklich wunderschoenen, fast schon als Klein-Venedig ohne Touristenmassen zu bezeichnenden Piran. From the slovenian capital we carried on to Koper, the country's important port city...

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May 11, 2009 - Birthday Boy

Wednesday 6th May. Started the day with two new tyres at what I thought was a reasonable cost. The rest of the day was used to stock up from the mall and bird watch at the local nature reserve. Saw another great white Egret but missed the little Bittern which is resident. Lunch out then a walk down by the river that ran past the apartment where we were brought to a halt several times by guard dogs at various farms that we passed. Fortunately the owners brought them to heel and then wished us a nice walk! Judy given a fright by a grass snake...

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May 6, 2009 - Gee Gees

Tuesday 5th May. Bird watching first thing and saw greater spotted woodpecker and yellowhammer but heard another hoopoe and dozens of new to me bird calls. Off to Lipica to see the lipizzanos in the area in which they were first bred. Arrived at 10.15am and left at 4.00pm and in between saw just about everything there is to see about horses. The culmination was a display of the best of what these horses can do including dressage and the rearing and kicking. As the breed was developed as an officers war horse these last attributes were very...

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May 4, 2009 - Down to the seaside

Sunday 3rd May. Heading for the coast at last after popping in to say goodbye to the Kiwi’s who were still at breakfast. Again kisses and hugs and promises to visit down under then onto the motorway. After a leisurely drive and approaching Trieste we saw the signs for the Lipizzaner horse stud and decided to investigate. The estate is huge but we were lucky to see some of the beautiful white horses as we drove in. At the ticket office we found that we had missed the schooling session and the display was not for another two hours. We decided...

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Aug 2, 2004 - Piran, Slovenia

Next day we headed out to the coast. Yes, Slovenia owns about 20 miles of coast line sandwiched between Italy and Croatia. There is a number of cities on this stretch, all but Piran converted for modern mass tourism. The old city of Piran is situated at the tip of a peninsula protected by a wall from the mainland. Once we got there it turned out that the only hostel was full, but we soon found a private room that ended up not costing any more for two than the hostel would have. While waiting for the room to be cleaned we sat down for pizza...

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