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Back in sLOVEnia, first days

Piran, Slovenia
Piran, Slovenia

It was since my spring break in 2012 that I didn’t come back to Slovenia, but now I’m finally here!!!

We arrived two days ago and, according to the plan, we went straight to the beach near Izola and then to Piran to have dinner. When I was living in Slovenia, I didn’t go often to the coast, actually I have been in Piran only once, so I have plenty to discover!
The main square in very beautiful but quite turistic, such as the seafront with all its restaurant. But if you go to the inner part of the town, you will discover beautiful alleys and striking glimpses.

Piran, Slovenia
Piran, Slovenia
We didn’t stay very long, ’cause we were tired after driving for the whole day… a glass of borovničevec on the way, and we were back to the hostel.
Instead of sleeping in the turistic Piran, we preferred the hush of Korte, a little village (only one street, actually) up on the hill. I already knew this place ’cause we slept here on our EVS arrival training; its name is “Stara Šola Korte” and it is very nice, clean and quiet, the perfect place to start our holiday among lavander fields and olive trees!
On our second day we went to Strunjan, ’cause we wanted to enjoy a little bit of sea. If you follow the directions for the Terme, just after the hotel you will arrive to the beach.
From there, just walk along the water’s edge towards right and you will reach the Moon Bay, the perfect place to relax at the cliff’s shadow and have a bath in the crystal clear water (there is also a way to reach it from up, from Ronek Cape, but we didn’t dare because we both have painful knees).
Strunjan, Slovenia
Strunjan, Slovenia
Again because of our painful knees, we skipped the visit of Skocjan caves and we went straight to the Predjamski Castle, the amazing castle in the rock.
Predjamski Castle, Slovenia
Predjamski Castle, Slovenia
I’ve never seen something so amazing! This castle is built in the rock and from inside you can see the inner caves up to the secret passage which was connecting it to the villages beyond the mountain.
Predjamski Castle, Slovenia
Predjamski Castle, Slovenia
This is not at all an elegant and regal castle, but the feeling you get walking through it is kind of scary, sometimes creepy…
The castle was first mentioned in 1274 and it was known because the knight Erasmus Lueger lived there, a scary criminal who used to watch from a gallery his prisoners being tortured.
The visit of the castle was amazing, we kept going up and down the rooms and the ways within the caves with astonished eyes!
Then, when the castle was closing, we left the village of Predjama and we drove straight to Ljubljana…. but that’s another story! ;-)

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