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Travel Blogs from Udine
... reminds one of a camel".
Actually it's a ******n rock, formed by water dripping through the ceiling for millennia and growing at 3 millimetres every hundred years.
We are in the world-renowned Postojne cave system in Central Slovenia and it truly is awesome, though trite references to camels and chickens are pretty unnecessary.
Postojne Cave ...
... reckons I have finally found Hogwarts!
Having arrived at opening time we are back on the road by noon. It's a fast run down to the Slovenian border on the Predil Pass, the autobahn bypassing busy Klagenfurt and Villach on the way.
We stop for pasta at the cafe on ...
... was not apparent until we had driven through the toll booth to collect our ticket and by then it was too late to go back so we had to drive about 15 miles down the motorway the wrong way. This was frustrating in itself but when we came to an exit where we were able to turn around there was a problem with our ticket not being recognised by the machine and the help button not being very helpful. I think the man on the other end did not ...
... not needed it! Then off to the castle
Predjama castle is built into the side of a mountain cave and dates from the 16th century or earlier. The inside is nothing special but it has been set up with medieval furniture and models and there are interesting caves to explore off the castle staircases.
Our next stop was Tolmin Gorge.
I had intended to take the highway but our Sat Nav, who is not my friend at present, took us the scenic back ...
... I retrieved the discarded paddle. The guide, Casper, was quite laid back and made the trip more enjoyable. The walk out was a 500 m hike up hill with the kayaks. It left a bit to be desired.
We decided to have a quick drink in town and ran in to Paul, the Irish boy. He told us that his mobile phone had been run over earlier in the day and was distressed by it. Obviously the incident wasn't covered during Call of Duty ...