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Today we rode through Austria and Slovenia, passing many vineyards, apple orchards, past berry farms and chestnut trees. We stopped to sample a fig straight off the tree, and a couple of apples from the orchard. Unfortunately we couldn't get our hands on any chestnuts! We ...
My tentative plan for my last full day with a rental car was to drive from the Lake Bled area in northwestern Slovenia to Ptuj in the northeast via a mountain road that crosses two passes and briefly into Austria before dropping down into Logarska Dolina, a lightly populated and supposedly especially beautiful valley near the Austrian border in the north central part of the country. The weather made me alter my plans, though. There's no reason to try to visit a place with great ...
... to Italy. As well, we signed up to wwoofing (organic farming volunteering) as we hope to find some volunteer work in Italy for a couple of weeks in November. Late afternoon we drove to Straden. A very tiny village up on a hill overlooking the landscape of south east Styria. It's beautiful! We bought some of the local specialty, Kürbis Kernöl (pumpkin seed oil). Very ...
... motorbike shops everywhere!
Now I know what you're thinking, why's that a problem?
Well I had a 6 hour ride and coulda spent far too much time, and money.
Really I could!
So I will see more of Austria soon, but this was a dangerous place for my wallet.
Started to ride along what you would expect in Austria, fabulous roads, until wait a minute!
Sally got ...
... to open the tasting room, where we lingered for a few hours.
From there, we drove to the Silak B&B, in Ptuj's Old Town. Vladimir Silak has turned his grandmother’s home into a 16-room guesthouse. She had lost the home during the Communist years, but it has now been reclaimed and restored with comfortable room in the compact Old Town of Ptuj. Our room offered a small view of the Drava River that runs through town.
The following morning, ...