Terme Soncni Park Vivat
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 ...
... 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.
On Wednesday we slept in until 2:30 (in all we slept 16 hours!)...jet lag strikes again. We took a look around our hotel and checked out some of the mineral pools before lounging in the lobby and soaking up some of their wifi! My sister and niece came by for an afternoon visit as we were too exhausted to venture anywhere that day. We gave my niece some presents (new boots and a raincoat) which she excitedly put on and wore around the hotel. ...
... for wine making.
We spent 3 nights on the site, and everyone around was very friendly, its a very busy site, Locally there is a Bike Park which Specialized are the main supporters of and use it for testing of their new bikes.
Tom rode up the mountain, although not quite to the top and used a mixture of the Downhill lines to comeback down on, the first choice was not the best but soon found some to his abilities further down...
We visited ...
... in a baroque city
palace. This was advertised as old masters and it certainly was.
There was a paintings also by unknown artists “of the school of x
or y”. These were interesting to see. A Rubens (fully clothed)
portrait of an unknown noblewomen was fascinating as were a lot of
Dutch still life oils of the C16.
Back to our flat to check out our move
to Zagreb tomorrow, catch up on the blog, and maybe a cheese on toast