Listen to about journey to Japanese Slovenia as the Amateur Traveler talks to journey author Mark Baker from MarkBakerPrague.com about a the latest press excursion that he took to fewer frequented elements of Solvenia.
Mark starts us in eastern Slovenia with the gorgeous metropolitan areas of Maribor and Ptuj. Maribor, Mark states, “is a university student city. It’s extremely lively. It’s received a good deal of items to do in the night. It’s got a really gorgeous just renovated central square.” Mark endorses this place as the middle for Slovenian wine output. The oldest wine-developing grapevine in the entire world is purported to be at the Outdated Vine House in Maribor.
Ptuj was originally a Roman garrison town where by the Roman empire would settle retired troopers. You can uncover artifacts from that time, such as a Mithras shrine. Ptuj has an strange carnival celebration termed Kurentovanje, the place locals chase away winter wearing significant furry beast costumes. The metropolis is capped with a castle overlooking the town and the Drava River.
But the most unconventional aspect of Mark’s itinerary included browsing an aged lead mine in Koroška. Mark first did a mountain bike experience by means of the mine in advance of boarding a claustrophobic mine teach and heading effectively down into the mine, the place they kayaked the underground waterways.
There is also a close by coal museum and an outdated coal mine the place you can have a gourmand meal underground. Koroška is also known for its mountain biking… over ground as properly.
Mark then headed west to tour lovely Lake Bohinj in western Slovenia in Triglav National Park. The region is a center for experience tourism. You can go rafting or mountaineering, but Mark also was capable to go for a experience on a tiny Icelandic horse.
Slovenia is a wonderful state with a wealthy background. It has many effectively-liked web pages like Like Bled, the caves of Postojna and Škocjan, and its modest shoreline. But, as Mark uncovered, it also has a lot less frequented but equally great places… some of them deep underground.
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Stephanie on Vacation to London, England – Episode 813:
Good episode! I have been to London 6 moments and am going again in September. I however uncovered some new items to check out when I go.
However, one factor she said I’d like to make a suggestion: Working with a debit card vs. finding an Oyster card. You have to have a contactless debit card, and you have to make guaranteed it doesn’t charge you overseas transaction expenses. My card is not contactless, and I do get hit with FTF each time I use it, so I will carry on to use an Oyster card when I go.
All the greatest, Stephanie
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