Being such a small country it's amazing how varied Slovenia is. When the ground in and around Ljubljana was still full of snow and the temperature was below freezing point, we took the car (with bikes in it) 60 kilometres to the west to ride through the sunny and snowfree Vipava Valley. Ready, Set, Go!… Continue reading Escape from winter
A blanket of snow has been spread over Slovenia, making cycling at least unpleasant. So time for a hike. A small corridor leads through the snow towards the 898 metre high top of mountain Grmada. The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the… Continue reading Yeti for a day
During the shortest days of the year the weather reminds us what will be waiting in Spring. Here below the 'catch' of three sunny rides. Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar climates and temperate climates, between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere… Continue reading Winter? Whatever…
Shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. Autumn is a time of beautiful colors. But overcast weather let's me see things only in monochrome.
The Dolenjska or Lower Carniola region of Slovenia lies in the south-east of the country. Saturday the first of November friend Alenka guided us on a three hour tour from Otočec towards the east and back to Otočec.
"At the end of the day, people want to see how fast you run." (Haile Gebrselassie 9 time marathon winner and former holder of the marathon world record)
Once upon a time.... Between world wars I and II the western part of Slovenia (then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) was Italian territory, according to the Treaty of Rapallo. To defend the rest of the country and capital Ljubljana against the Italians a defense line consisting of bunkers, tunnels and forts was built… Continue reading Mission to the secret tunnel of Goli Vrh