Our motorhome Paloma is well off the beaten tourist route in Slovinea.
The ever helpful “Europe on a shoestring” would have you believe that Slovinea has nothing of merit to see on the whole eastern side of the country.
Leaving behind yesterday’s tourist trap, we headed out for the first time since entering, not on a motorway but on the smaller A roads, through towns and villages, until we entered the “Land of the Forest”.
God knows how this part of the country can be anymore Forest than the rest. I think from memory Slovinea is around 50% Forrest anyway.
Our vague planning has us cross the country slowly before heading towards Hungery, but as there’s nothing to see ( or so our guide book would have us believe) it maybe a quick passing through – Or not as I think we have hit the “need a challenge” point after the last few days of simple, easy touirsts places, I need to get my inner explorer going, and away from the madding crowds.
We are in the newly and immaculately sculptured official aire about 1km from Kočevje, Slovenia (N45.64433, E14.87113). set right next to the tourist information office.
Booking in at the tourist office and parting with our €10 to stay the night we were treated like royalty, as it appeared that we might be one of the first van they have had since the building work.
A few minutes later the personal service was taken to the next level when, delivered to the van door, was a copy of every English language leaflet that they had ! – so we now have a plan of every historical building in town, plus some hiking trails in the hills.
But I think the mention of Bears, might have put Michele off these..
The leaflet did provide some helpful advise, if you see a Bear standstill and hope it doesn’t eat you ! – umm not the greatest advise.
Michele had other ideas ………
We followed the towns waking guide which gave us a trip through history, showing us the sights of the town …..
Well ok ……..
Yep that like saying that the fa cup final is a few lads with jumpers for goal posts !
It was only The Tour of Slovenia, so we cheered on English great Mark Cavendish who was in his first race since returning to pro cycling.