On terms of the people and the cars (even if this may sound a bit arrogant) we were assuming that the Slovenians must be doing well. Even the meals at the restaurants were priced almost like in Switzerland 😊.
Only a few days before, still in Santa Maria, Val Müstair, Switzerland, we thought about how we wanted to plan our stay in Slovenia. Through Couchsurfing or Workaway we did not get any answers, so we ended up renting a small apartment / house situated in the heart of the Triglav National Park for a week via Airbnb. What a great idea! The beautiful forests, spectacular karst landscapes and the very nice people made the start for our Europe-Tour easy. We leave Slovenia with the firm intention to come back again!
All wonderful sites we visited; each would earn a detailed report for themselves. But before I get tangled up (such a nomadic life is quite time-consuming, at least for reasons as the non-existent dishwasher), here is a brief summary of each places we visited:
Ukanc, Lake Bohinj
Here, in the last village of this beautiful valley, we rented our little house. It could also be at home somewhere in the Jura Mountains. The weather was wonderful, sun was shining most oft he time (the last 2 days were cloudy and rainy). The girls could go to the lake or just to the river alone and let their childhood dreams run wild. The playground was their secret hiding place when it came to their chores to do 😉
The wildly romantic mountain lake with the island is not far from the Austrian border and 45 minutes from Ukanc. We walked briefly along the northern shore beneath the castle. Since I absolutely had to go to the bathroom, we made a small stop in a restaurant. 4 different drinks for 17 euros, it ain’t cheap, certainly not the parking (2 euros / hour).
Two days in Ukanc, suddenly we received a message from a Couchsurfer from Ljubljana. Unfortunately, hosting wasn’t possible. Yet I asked him if he was available on Saturday October 26 to grab a coffee or so? The answer was an invitation for a breakfast at his home. His 3 kids were really looking forward to play with our girls. The breakfast was a success, everyone enjoyed it. The kids got along right away.
In the afternoon we strolled through Ljubljana and discovered this beautiful, scenic city.