this is the archive for the ‘in slovenia’ category:


the sea organ in zadar

i’ve been intrigued by the idea of a sea organ ever since i first noticed it’s existence in 2007 (while in china!) and mentioned it here on the blog – with no idea that life would eventually bring me so close to it!

so, one of these days we rented a car for the day and drove all the way down to the coastal town of zadar, in croatia, to check it out.

i don’t know if many people would call it impressive, but to me, the simplicity of the concept is what makes it so pleasing and genial. the waves hit the pipes, air rushes out and sounds are produced. you just sit there by the sea and enjoy the sun and the symphony created by the sea and the boats. it’s just… really cool. :)

we only noticed our camera was not charged when we got there, but you can see what it sounds like in many youtube videos like this one:

another item off the list, and another day well spent!

logarska dolina

logarska dolina is a glacial alpine valley.

say that slowly, and enjoy the images those three words pop into your head. if you’re picturing an extremely green narrow valley surrounded by big snowy mountains, you’re exactly right.

logarska dolina is picture perfect all year round, and has a little bit of something for everyone: long walks in the valley, lots of waterfalls to see, and also plenty of trails for hiking in the mountains. it’s located in the kamnik-savinja alps, a good 1h30m from ljubljana, but if you can make a day trip and take the time to enjoy it slowly, you won’t regret it.


and the food…! i’ve mentioned it before: wherever you go in slovenia, you can be sure that you’ll find a nice restaurant, a mountain hut or a tourist farm. meet the best mushroom soup we’ve had to date:


we also had štrukli and meat ravioli, but none as impressive as that soup. definitely worth the trip! :)

pie!

ok, so we might be a little late for pi day… but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a slice of delicious wholewheat pie on the market today! every saturday, they are handmade in place by a chubby baker, who always attracts big crowds. doesn’t hurt that the pie (with prosciutto or egg) is really good too! :)

krvavec… in the summer!

i found these pictures when tidying up the mac – they’re from last summer, and make me really eager for the coming warm months… so looking forward to them! :)

20 minutes from ljubljana, krvavec is a ski resort by winter, and a pretty quiet place the rest of the year. on clear days, the views of the karavanke mountains are stunning.
the 8-min gondola ride that will take you up there still works during summer at certain hours, so we decided to take my parents there for some hiking when they came to visit last summer. walking on a ski resort in summer feels a bit like crossing an abandoned town in the desert, nobody in sight and the chairlifts waving eerily in the wind…


that day we walked and walked and walked, and then lost track of the trail and almost had to run downhill to catch the last gondola down :P

snowflakes!


the first snowflakes can be seen everywhere, which means spring is just around the corner! :D