Road trip - Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Posted on September 19, 2012 – 00:00
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Day 1: 02/08/2012

04.00 am in the car all ready to start the holiday ... organized for months now, booking through the internet almost all the hotels along the path of our long 15 days from tourists ... and for the first week in Slovenia we will also follow the in-laws. Sleep is so much but the desire to change and visit many places makes us overcome any fatigue. We start very early to find no traffic and especially the heat these days is appalling. At 16.30 we arrive at destination after 717 km in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, its just past the border with Italy, we hoped to find another temperature instead here is worse than Rome, there will be 35 ° and there is much comfort ... impatient and tired we move to our Hotel Siesta, very basic but with all the comfort to rest and spend one night. It 'a hotel camping, the owner speaks Italian and is very friendly, the rooms look like those of a motel, you enter from the large garden right on the road (luckily with suitcases up the stairs is torture). In the room there is air conditioning and this is important, we can not say the same of the mosquitoes that assail us here seem to have found their perfect habitat, they are all here waiting to find a corner of exposed skin for massacrarti, I went dead tired to sleep with at least 10 bites on her ankles and just behind the elbows. Rest a couple of hours, we go out to see what's in Nova Gorica, unfortunately very disappointing there is nothing at all, a small village or town do not know, with all shops closed, are now 18.00, few people in the road to the hot weather, take the car and we start a little 'to explore the surrounding area, we photographed the old railway bridge, a trip to the countryside and the castle of Dobrovo unfortunately closed but there is not even a bar open and truly nothing to do, we approach our hotel we find a very nice restaurant along the way, we stopped for dinner dining with the excellent local meat, although it is early here the kitchens close at 20.30. The most tired of all now is the little traveler to 4 feet, our bassottino Guido, can not stand all this heat and under the table does nothing but cry and complain ... come on come in the next few days we should find another temperature goes to the mountains of Slovenia.

Day 2 03/08/2012

Wake up at 7:00, get ready and go for a great breakfast, especially with a real espresso coffee, we are sure that from now on it will be very difficult to find and it is the thing I miss the most .... We travel destination Lake Bled, walk across a scenic drive through the hills and mountains of Slovenia, very nice landscape, but we note that the area is not very touristy, it is hard to find a bar or something like that to stop a little 'something cool to drink or eat something, the heat is terrible, already 27 ° and is only in the morning but we are in a mountainous area should be ventilated and cool, but nothing to do ... the heat haunts us. Let's move on to Tolmin and Kanal for not finding anything interesting, just a few photos taken on the fly and continue our journey to Lake Bohinj Ribcev Laz, very cute, the church gives it its charm to the whole view of the lake, there is many people on the beach and taking a bath in the lake, tourists taking pictures so hot especially saddened by seeing all the people who swim in the cool water, unfortunately we do not have the costumes ..... otherwise we stop at a bar we order from drink and .... we also wanted to eat given the time 13.00, the guy smiling tells us that they have nothing to eat, we apologize tells us to try out the country because here everyone all over. What? But how is it possible to have lunch in a tourist destination that should not have anything to eat? Other people annoyed sends back the drinks he gets up and goes away, we finish our drinks and refreshing disappointed we get up to at least try a small hot dog to stop the stomach, finding the last to a little more in the kiosk, it was not very well to the people who came after us ... they had finished the bread! Absurd. We have traveled a lot over the years, but I swear I never experienced a situation like this and never found! Discouraged and also nervous of this warm absurd take the car and head to Bled hoping to find them a better place. We arrive in Bled today we have two different hotels, so we first check in-laws a 4-star hotel right in the center, very nice and then we go in our little distant, a family pension very pretty and out of the confusion, the guy who welcomes not speak any Italian and little English, we struggle a bit 'to understand each other but nothing dramatic. We rest for an hour or so, more than anything else we do that now rest Guido his tongue cleans the entire asphalt from the heat. Let's get out in time before they close the shops, here is very tourist should close its doors later, we note that it is very difficult to find parking, so leave the car at the hotel and in-laws go together walk along the lake. We buy some souvenirs, we note the many restaurants and we draw eyes with the magnificent view of the lake, something postcard, beautiful, charming in all its fullness. The island with the church in the center of the lake is gorgeous, the castle that dominates the opposite side of the lake, really nice! We walk a long the shore, admiring the great swans waiting for someone to pull to eat, even one of them growled at Little Guido, hallucinating toward the strange they do not seem to birds, it was just unnerved by the sight of a dog ... and Guido ran all afraid. The lake is full of so many boats coming and going from the island. We stopped for dinner at a restaurant right overlooking the lake, we ate here as well as delicious meat, then last lap to take pictures with the lights of evening in the wonderful views of the lake and straight to sleep


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    Places you might go if u had a chance
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