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07-11-2012, 07:22 PM
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Another thing to mention is that Ljubljana is a pretty easy and cheap train ride from Venice,

Of course Venice is an incredible place to visit and you might be able to avoid the London airport by going directly to Venice.

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07-12-2012, 01:22 AM
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Sounds like an epic trip! Got a little chuckle outta you moving the trip to July to avoid weather then your first post from there is during a thunderstorm.

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07-12-2012, 02:21 AM
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Sounds like an epic trip! Got a little chuckle outta you moving the trip to July to avoid weather then your first post from there is during a thunderstorm.
It sucks really, especially in NW Slovenia. But usually the next day is hot so no worries .

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Sounds like an epic trip! Got a little chuckle outta you moving the trip to July to avoid weather then your first post from there is during a thunderstorm.
Haha, yeah, but it was mainly storming at night. The day was mostly sunny except some storms moving around that you could see coming miles off.

Just got into Ljubljana, looking at what to go see this afternoon. I'll probably wander old town and try to head up to the castle.

Side note: The Union dark beer is pretty tasty.

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Haha, yeah, but it was mainly storming at night. The day was mostly sunny except some storms moving around that you could see coming miles off.

Just got into Ljubljana, looking at what to go see this afternoon. I'll probably wander old town and try to head up to the castle.

Side note: The Union dark beer is pretty tasty.
You should also try Laško beer .

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You should also try Laško beer .
I had both the Union and Lasko as well in Bled. Good, easy-drinking beers both, but pretty standard light lagers/pilsners.

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I had both the Union and Lasko as well in Bled. Good, easy-drinking beers both, but pretty standard light lagers/pilsners.
Yep, nothing spectacular. I am not a big beer fan, but more of a wine fan . Slovenia has lots and lots and lots of vineyards. We Slovenians like to drink .

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I had both the Union and Lasko as well in Bled. Good, easy-drinking beers both, but pretty standard light lagers/pilsners.
If you have time Beer and flovers festival is going on from thursday to sunday in Laško near Celje. It's like October fest but Slovenia style. Of course smaller but always fun.

http://www.pivo-cvetje.si/en

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If you have time Beer and flovers festival is going on from thursday to sunday in Laško near Celje. It's like October fest but Slovenia style. Offcourse smaller but always fun.

http://www.pivo-cvetje.si/en
... and crowded .

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If you have time Beer and flovers festival is going on from thursday to sunday in Laško near Celje. It's like October fest but Slovenia style. Of course smaller but always fun.

http://www.pivo-cvetje.si/en
The plan is to go out to Maribor tomorrow, which would take me past there, but I'll be riding the bike, so won't really be able to do any drinking.

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Yep, nothing spectacular. I am not a big beer fan, but more of a wine fan . Slovenia has lots and lots and lots of vineyards. We Slovenians like to drink .
Maybe you can advise as to where to drink then. Came back to the hotel to drop off all the tickets and papers and such collected from museums before going to grab some dinner. Know any good places? Not like to party (not clubs), but just drink a few beers.

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If you want to try another Slovenian brew, you could try the Human Fish pale ale. It's a micro-brewery from Slovenj Gradec, they serve it in Zlata Ladjica (Golden Ship), which is located beside Ljubljanica river, there's also a pretty new water fountain nearby if you have trouble locating the pub. If you go from Prešern square, looking at the three bridges, just turn right, walking beside Ljubljanica, it's about 5 min away.

Also, if you can, you should also check out some sites in the other former Yugoslav countries, like Plitvičko lakes. If you head further south for Bosnia and Herzegovina, stop by Dubrovnik, it's a historic site. If you reach Bosnia, you definately must have čevapčiči [chewapchichi] with kajmak [khaymack]. You won't regret it, I promise.

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If you want to try another Slovenian brew, you could try the Human Fish pale ale. It's a micro-brewery from Slovenj Gradec, they serve it in Zlata Ladjica (Golden Ship), which is located beside Ljubljanica river, there's also a pretty new water fountain nearby if you have trouble locating the pub. If you go from Prešern square, looking at the three bridges, just turn right, walking beside Ljubljanica, it's about 5 min away.

Also, if you can, you should also check out some sites in the other former Yugoslav countries, like Plitvičko lakes. If you head further south for Bosnia and Herzegovina, stop by Dubrovnik, it's a historic site. If you reach Bosnia, you definately must have čevapčiči [chewapchichi] with kajmak [khaymack]. You won't regret it, I promise.
You don't really need to reach Bosnia to eat čevapčiči and kajmak . In Ljubljana there are more then many places where you can try them. And yes, you will not regret it .

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This is the place for such cuisine in Ljubljana: Harambaša

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You don't really need to reach Bosnia to eat čevapčiči and kajmak . In Ljubljana there are more then many places where you can try them. And yes, you will not regret it .
I've tasted nothing in Ljubljana that is close to what I've tasted in Bosnia or Serbia. Maybe I'll give Harambaša a go, but I'm not going to get my hopes up.

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I've tasted nothing in Ljubljana that is close to what I've tasted in Bosnia or Serbia. Maybe I'll give Harambaša a go, but I'm not going to get my hopes up.
Tell me, what is SO different in taste between čevapčiči in Bosnia and Slovenia? There are the same ingredients and the same preparation (if you know where to eat čevapčiči in Slovenia ofc). And don't tell me they are better just because there are from Bosnia .

Lol, I can't believe I am arguing about food in hfboards.

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I went to the Postojna caves and the Predjama castle this morning and Maribor in the evening. Got back to Ljubljana at around 21, read the posts here and went to Harambasa, got some cevapcici (forgive my lack of accent marks) and some sort of sausage complete with Sarajevsko beer before going to Zlata Ladjica to get a pint of Human Fish. Excellent suggestions on all counts, hvala.

I know it's different now, but I have to admit that my mental image of Bosnia is still of the war. When I think of Sarajevo, I think of that picture of the burning building during the siege. I could probably cut a day off my time in Croatia and head out there, but I don't know, I'm very much looking forward to just relaxing on the beach for a few days.

Anyway, thus ends my time in Slovenia; I ride for Croatia tomorrow. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.


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Ahh, didn't read that much into this thread, had I known you were in Ljubljana I'd have offered to buy you a beer.

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Tell me, what is SO different in taste between čevapčiči in Bosnia and Slovenia? There are the same ingredients and the same preparation (if you know where to eat čevapčiči in Slovenia ofc). And don't tell me they are better just because there are from Bosnia .

Lol, I can't believe I am arguing about food in hfboards.
We used to have a wonderful restaurant in town whose specialty was čevapčiči and I can't possibly spell the other one, but it was sort of a lamb shish kebab (begins with "R"). Both amazing. Here I am, sitting at work with my mouth watering and my stomach growling.

Not fair!

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We used to have a wonderful restaurant in town whose specialty was čevapčiči and I can't possibly spell the other one, but it was sort of a lamb shish kebab (begins with "R"). Both amazing. Here I am, sitting at work with my mouth watering and my stomach growling.

Not fair!
The only thing that starts with R and has a resemblance of shish kebab (i.e. meat and vegetables on a stick) are ražnjiči.
Bon apetit :

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The only thing that starts with R and has a resemblance of shish kebab (i.e. meat and vegetables on a stick) are ražnjiči.
Bon apetit :
That's the one. Thank you! Haven't had it in ages, but it's sooooooooo good.

And I'm STILL at work and STILL hungry!

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Finally getting around to posting some pictures. Tried to just pick out the best ones and still ended up with 18. Resized them down to half in paint, but they are still pretty large.

Looking across Lake Bled:


The island:


From the island toward the castle:


Looking from the castle down onto the lake:


Into Triglav National Park at some waterfall:


North face of Triglav:


The bike in the park (minus most of the luggage):


From way up (road down had like 15 hairpin turns in a row):


I'm not sure what that sign translates to, but I know it means "Fun motorcycle road, next 8 km" :


Beautiful mountain stream:


Another waterfall:


A tiny village that I don't remember the name of in an amazing location:


Looking up at Ljubljana castle from dragon bridge:


Looking down onto Ljubljana from the castle:


Entrance to Postjana caves (not supposed to take pictures inside):


Predjama castle:


From inside Predjama castle:


And the old vine in Maribor:


It was an amazing trip.


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Amazing pictures - thanks for sharing them! It looks like it was an incredible trip.

Wow, Slovenia is so beautiful.

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The sign says something like this:

be aware road ( now here is where I'm a bit uncertain) dangerously cut (sides) or leaning the wrong way. I guess you know what fits best since you drove the road yourself.


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Those pictures are beautiful.

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The sign says something like this:

be aware road ( now here is where I'm a bit uncertain) dangerously cut (sides) or leaning the wrong way. I guess you know what fits best since you drove the road yourself.
Dangerous road section is literal translation.

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