Grand Hotel Donat
Travel Blogs from Rogaska Slatina
... I walked over to a local grocery store and marvelled at all of the unfamiliar brands and new products. At the checkout I 'pretended' to be Slovenian by using what few words I knew, guessing what was being said to me in Slovenian and responding accordingly with body language and simple sounds of affirmation or denial. It was pretty funny and I think I got away with it! In the evening we all went for some pretty delicious pizza at a place in town before calling it a day.
... were vast and the scale and formations were impressive. Not a glow worm in sight, but glow worms of different kinds.........chandeliers! Yep, no kidding. Also as part of our visit we saw a butterfly collection comprising over 7000 species and a smaller cave with "cave animals" who generally speaking are blind and opaque looking.....the result of a life in darkness. We also saw a couple of cave salamanders which I thought only existed in storybooks. So ...
... and sunny, it was a bit of a trek, but well worth the effort.
After I got back to Bled, I went for a walk around the lake in the gathering dusk. It was another pretty walk, with changing views of the island and castle.
That night, in our rather lovely hotel, Kayla and I slept with the window open to let in the fresh, peaceful country air - no noisy traffic here!
... had by all and we are very happy to have been part of this vibrant and warm family atmosphere......we both have been missing our respective loved ones and this night has recharged our batteries! How fortunate we are to have such friends on the other side of the world! Before we go back to the B&B tonight, plans are made for tomorrow. We are going onto Venice and Mauricio is all for driving us there, but we insist it is way too far. Caterina tells us he wants to do this for ...
... used at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
While in the karst region, we were able to experience the traditional karst dried ham (e.g., prosciutto), cheese, olive bread and teran wine. Teran wine is the deepest coloured wine I've ever had, approaching a grape juice opaqueness. We ate this on a limestone picnic table in the backyard of a traditional karst home in a small village. I felt like a local enjoying ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking