Showing posts with label Slovenia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slovenia. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Ljubljana & Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

We had a stop in Ljubljana, Slovenia for a couple nights as we wanted to visit the capital city, but mostly to go visit the Skocjan caves not far from there. We took the morning train and after around 1.5 hours we got to Divaca. A shuttle bus was waiting for people from the train that wanted to go visit the caves and the bus was free. We didn't know what to expect from the caves but we were really impressed. We took a 2 hours guided tour underground and it was one of the best things we've visited so far, comparable to the Fjords of Norway or the Arches in the desert of Moab. We were 100 meters or so underground and there was also a river running in the middle. The ceiling is covered in stalactites and the floors have a lot of stalagmites. We could also see signs of the first explorations and tourists paths with staircases carved in stone. The new path is way easier than the original and has a bridge going across the river. We ended the visit by a couple museums waiting for the shuttle to go back to the train station.

Unfortunately, taking pictures is forbidden on the tour. We have a few pictures of Ljubljana and also some pictures after we were outside the caves.

Dragon Bridge
Ljubljanica River
An old street of Ljubljana

Skocjan Caves

Ljubljana Castle

Friday, 14 June 2013

Bled - Vintgar George, Slovenia

Vintgar George is really close to Bled, Slovenia. It is a river that dug a canyon and they built some wooden paths so visitors can walk along it. It has really clear water and the falls are really impressive. In some areas, it looks 30 feet deep and we could still see the bottom as if there was no water. It was really worth the 6 km roundtrip from the Traveller's Heaven hostel which had free bikes we borrowed.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Bled, Slovenia

Bled is a small town in Slovenia. It is famous for its church in the middle of  the lake and is a really touristic place for a town this size. We found it really pretty and enjoyed our night there. We didn't stay very long but we just wanted to have a quick look and it was worth it.