We can be students if you want us to be.....
Trip Start Aug 09, 2004
13Trip End Oct 08, 2004
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04/09/04 - 09/09/04
Before getting into Slovenia there was a quick stop off in Croatia's capital of Zagreb. Another incredibly slow train ride which took about 7 hours. We could have run faster than this thing moved. Zagreb was a beautiful city and you can see all the money that is being pumped into the country now that it is a hot spot for tourists. After spending the day in Zagreb we jumped on another train this time to Ljubljana - we seem to be on the trains a lot at the moment. Because we didn't leave Zagreb till late in the afternoon we didn't get into Ljubljana till quite late as well which we found out to be a huge mistake - actually it was a huge mistake not booking accommodation
Ljubljana is yet another beautiful city - there seems to be a surplus of them on this trip - but seriously has to do something about it's lack of accommodation. The old city runs along either side of a river and up behind on a hill sits a castle. When we were paying for our entrance fee the guy asked us if we were students (which we got a lot) and I hesitantly said "no". But then I said that we could be students if he wanted us to be - he gave us a discount - think that we will try this more often, has been successful so far.
That afternoon we were on the go again (non-stop fun I know) to Lake Bled, a little north of Ljubljana
From Lake Bled we headed down south to Koper, just above the Croatian border. We were only going to stay one night here so that we could get a look at Piran and then head into Croatia. Lucky we were only staying one night - it was the last stop on the train and a real ugly one as well. You could say that it had been beaten by the ugly stick a few too many times. However, Piran on the other hand was a beautiful little seaside town.
From Koper we literally ran (with our backpacks on) to catch a train to Rijeka (Croatia). Think that my shoulders were about to fall off - we have so many close calls with catching trains and buses, one day we have to miss one.