Travel Blogs from Moravske Toplice
... 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 ...
... we headed back to the country we had dinner with my sister's friend who was a very nice, intelligent and charming local man who spoke English very well; we were very happy to meet him and exchange stories about our respective countries.
On Sunday we drove out to a small town called Sveti Tomaž to visit the parents of my brother-in-law. Their house was beautiful and located on the side of some rolling hills with an old church in the near distance. ...
... pretty darn cute. I could NOT get to sleep that night and was tossing and turning all night long. In all I got about 25 minutes of sleep, which meant I was pretty much a zombie the whole next day.
The breakfast buffet at our hotel was interesting to say the least. There was a plate of uncooked bacon that people were helping themselves to. Safe or not, it didn't exactly appeal! There were also random bowls of green peppers ...
Neither of us had any expectations of Slovenia so didn't know what to expect, we had originally struggled to find a campsite in the area but on further investigation we found Camping Kekec so headed for it. Its at the foot of Mountain Pohorje in Maribor and has stunning views, we had stunning views throughout our journey through Slovenia.
Maribor is famous for having the oldest Vine in the world, over 400 years old and therefore is also a fairly well ...
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 ...