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Travel Blogs from Lendava
Drove from Vienna to Sopron in Hungry to have our 20th wedding anniversary lunch of a salad roll and takeaway coffee in our warm car. Then drove through the eastern end of Slovenia into northern Croatia. First time we've been in four countries in one day.we noticed a big variation between countryside and house styles from one Country to another. Stopped at Varazdin for the night and walked that evening in the light rain around this mystical historic town. Quite romantic ...
... of Slovenia's beautiful countryside. Along the way and through the forest were remnants of old trenches used in the second world war. It was so interesting to picture what scenes must have taken place there, and to imagine what must lie in the soil beneath. It inspired me to do some research on the Slovenian landscape during WWII, and I found out that what is now modern day Slovenia suffered some of the worst per-capita population loss in the war ...
... a fish! She absolutely loved every minute of it. We are learning a few words here and there, and having fun trying them out on the locals. We are also adapting to our hotel's interesting evening entertainment, which consists of a guy playing keyboard over pre-loaded synth tracks to the same 3 songs, over and over again. If I hear his version of Toto's 'Africa' again I might snap. Gotta love that Eastern European entertainment! Until next ...
Last full day in Varazdin
The forecast was threatening so we had
saved up our galleries and museums for today. It was fine starting
out so we went to the bus station to get tickets for tomorrow first.
We are finding that quite a few of the bus times listed on the
internet schedules don't actually exist when you turn up so getting
tickets in advance will hopefully avoid any last minute nasty
The local cemetery here ...
... a Drava forest park. This turned out to be quite
a bit further than we expected. Not helped by our meandering course.
The Drava is quite a big river but fairly much a canal at this
stage. There is a hydroelectric power station nearby and the river
is well controlled. The forest park was interesting. Mostly oak and
pine and quite dense.
We missed a turn on the way back and
did yet ...