ROCKIN, ROLLIN and RUNNIN in the SLOVENIAN ALPS!
Hip Hoppin from Bled to Triglav, to Ljubliana to Planina Vogar and Laz…
As I reflect on my week in Slovenia this
is what comes to mind….
I have formed a trip for Livin Adventure in Julian Alps for 2013!
Unique place – Mountain trails a bit of the beaten track…had to take taxi to do my TRIGLAV climb
Mt. Triglav – Slovenia’s Tallest mountain - a long training day and had to use ropes and iron rods (Via Ferrata) to get to top…steep and challenging! The wind just about blew my glasses off! Coming down is always a blast…was late coming back down in to valley…but Taxi Mike was there to rescue me!
Ljubliana definitely had a funky appeal I liked…ended up in one shop for two hours (Indian made clothes…love those)…went café hopping…(none I found were that great! Stayed in Hostel Celica that used to be an old Jailhouse! Definitely one day in the city is enough for KG!
I was going to head back home and then something inside said check out Lake Bohinj…so straight there I went…well this led me to another DREAM SPOT with great people. I raced up the Mountain to get to this Farmhouse that I found a flyer on….sleeping in Hay in the barn…sitting by the fire…hanging with the Hosts…Loved the sound of that…Well it turned out to be amazing – Milka and Matthias were the BEST and I felt right at home as I dumped my Backpack in the Barn and said AHHHHH. Milka also had this amazing ROCKET FUEL Turkish style coffee that I loved …..This coffee in combination with I will say ‘THE BEST SLEEP I HAVE EVER HAD” (slept a solid, deep 7 hours…and that just doesn’t happen) had me going non stop running and climbing in the mountains all day…with energy to spare…The next day I was this Billy Goat on caffeine as well….that’s FUN! Matthias gave me the key to his cabin in the next mountain village 2 hours further up the mountain in village LAZ…What a magical place. About 12 rustic mountain cottages comprise this little village. The plans of just passing through, turned out to be 3 hours hanging out here – cheese making tour, milk tasting and hanging out with Blaz Cacic, a Slovenian journalist who was there interviewing the people and
writing a story on the MAGIC of this village. So I decided to stay an extra
night, go back to same village the next day and do the climbs I intended to do
(but got stuck in rain and thunder)
My time in Slovenia ended with a 6am Rocket Fuel Breakie and a sprint down the mountain to catch the bus! I had to sprint...with a big pack! My legs were cooked!
See you next year Slovenia…
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