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We're finally on our way - on the road again!

Old Sep 8th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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@NanBug - we usually like to spend a minimum of two nights, preferably three or four but somehow it didn't work out this time. We've a few more two night stops than we'd prefer but have a couple of longer stops at strategic intervals.

@ctoner - thank you for your kind comments. I always keep a journal when travelling that I write up when we get home - it usually turns into an epic!


Sunday 8/9 the day continues

After an extremely relaxing morning we left our room and headed for the station, allowing plenty of time to make a few wrong turns along the way. Surprisingly, we made it in just over fifteen minutes without the aid of a map and nary a wrong turn along the way.

Our regional velocity train was already waiting so we hopped on board and at precisely 12:04pm we were on our way, arriving in Gorizia two and quarter hours later. By three we had checked into the Best Western and were out the door to explore. After the crowds of Venice, Gorizia was like a ghost town - there was not a lot open and there was hardly anyone about.

Seeing we want to catch the 7:30am train tomorrow morning we decided to walk to Nova Gorica in order to purchase our tickets to Bled Jezero and to gauge how long it would take us to walk there. With a slight delay to consult the map it was around half an hour so we figured this would be manageable in the cool of the morning wearing our packs.

The main tourist attraction of Gorizia is its castle so we climbed the very steep hill through a park, complete with a baby deer leaping across the path as we wound our way to the top. For three euro each we gained entrance to the castle and its museum - what a gem it turned out to be. Apart from well decorated rooms in the period of its heyday there was a musical instruments collection spanning three rooms with a wide variety of instruments creatively displayed. We love an armoury museum and this had a small collection displayed, once again, with artistic flair. Those in charge of the complex certainly have put their heart and sole into it to create a very interesting and well laid out display. Views over Gorizia and into Slovenia added to its appeal.

Finding somewhere to eat in Gorizia on a Sunday evening was easier said than done. After scouring the streets to no avail we eventually ended up at a local place down the road from our accommodation with tasty food, friendly service and exceptionally reasonable prices.

Tomorrow we head to Slovenia: spending two nights at Lake Bled and three in Ljubljana.
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Old Sep 8th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Sounds like you are having fun! Really looking forward to your Lake Bled experience. Thanks for continuing to report from the road. Happy travels!
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Old Sep 9th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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@msteacher - glad you've enjoyed reading about our trip. We usually have a fun time on holidays when I am not frustrating Stephen by leading us in the wrong direction!

I have started a new report in the Slovenian forum - here's a link.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...o-slovenia.cfm
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Old Sep 9th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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I loved this TR and please keep the details!
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