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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 ...
... as a
great horticultural garden so we went along. It certainly lives up
to the listing.
Coffee in the cafes here is quite
cheap so Alison is keen to try them all. The beer is also quite
cheap so I am tending more towards the amber fluid as the mandatory
coffee stops become more frequent.
Our next stop was the Stari Grad.
This is the old town fortifications. The Grad (Town council) have
put in a really good museum with industries of ...
... 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 ...
grumbled a bit but he stopped, pulled back in, loaded our luggage
underneath, sold us a ticket and set off again. I wont complain
again about Croatian busses not running on time.
We were quite a lot earlier than
expected and rather hungry at 3:30pm and as the bus station cafe was
full we started trundling our cases around to ...
Well that was a bit of an adventure! I was put on a lorry and taken to the next village. It was all bit odd but the man was very kind and found the problem. I am feeling much better again.
After they had collected me, Willow insisted on taking me up the mountain again. We whizzed up and had a great time,much easier than the day before,
They had ...