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Sep 6, 2017 - Road Trip

Heather got up at 6 and went for a run. She followed the street along the river and came upon a park. She was able to see the sunrise. We left at 8 for the waterbus back to the carpark. St. Mark's square was almost devoid of people. A big change as Venice is so crowded by tourists, especially with a cruise ship in port! We headed to Trieste, the northern most Italian port that was under Austrian rule for centuries. It was the most important port of the Habsburg empire as it gave the Austrians access to the sea. We saw many vin eyards and...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Piran, Slovenia

We added another country to our list today, we visited the amazing city of Piran, Slovenia. We left Trieste early and took the local bus to the bus station where we bought our tickets directly to Piran. The cost was about 12 euros each. We are getting really good at using the buses in Italy and the surrounding areas. It is really nice having a bus stop right outside our door. :-) Piran (Italian: Pirano) is a town in the Municipality of Piran in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Arriving at the Slovenian Mediterrean

Arriving at the Slovenian Mediterrean Today we biked 43 miles for a total of 247 miles Woke to another sunny beautiful day. We had hoped to leave Venice soon after we got up, but the earlier train to Trieste was canceled. We had to wander around for about 1 hour, before we caught our train. Once we got to Trieste, we made our way towards Piran, Slovenia. We were always oriented, just had to find the ocean. We biked somewhat with traffic, with the usual unexpected hill climbs. Once we got to Port San Rocco in Italy, we were able to bike next...

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Balkans 2012

Aug 22, 2012 - Slovenia - Piran & Skocjan Caves

8th August 2012 (Bed 60) On the way to Piran we stopped over at the Skocjan Caves in Dinaca, another cave you might say, well these caves are one of a kind. The entrance to the caves was nothing out of the ordinary, but as we travelled further in we entered an extraordinary underground canyon area. As it was summer, there was only a little water flowing in the river. But it didn’t take much to imagine the intense sound the water would make in the wet season, with water gushing through at the base of the cave. This underground channel is...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Croatian Islands

26th August I didn’t say very much last time but we are having a wonderful time on the boat. The Istrian peninsular is just across the water from Venice and these Venician towns decorated the coast like pearls. We have enjoyed exploring a few and will do some more on our return journey. You will be glad to hear that we have anchored off a number of camp sites just to keep our camping credentials going, actually it is like a floating caravan so we feel very much at home. We have now left the mainland and are on the North Croatian outer...

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Aug 22, 2011 - Sailing

Today we have arrived in Croatia by boat and what a performance! I didn't even realise that Croatia isn't in the EEC and boy they seem bitter that their little neighbour is, and of course we arrive on a Slovenian registered boat. Possibly a good job we're not picking up lots of people as there are very strict rules. Very hot, we are a bit worried about storms so watching the weather. Saw a nude wind surfer today- nearly put me off my lunch but the bar was stratigicallly placed!! Not much to write about on the blog so I won't!!

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Aug 18, 2011 - Slovenia at the coast

13th August Had a really lovely day in Ljubljana yesterday – it really is a delightful place despite me not remembering very much of it. We walked up to the castle and I know that I have joked about the Poles and Lithuanians over doing the restoration but I thought that Slovenia would be a bit more sophisticated. Not so, it now looks new with bars cafes and film venue. So next time you’re moaning about listed buildings think again!! Having said that the rest of the town is fab. We got the bikes out (for a change) and rode around finding all...

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Jun 7, 2010 - Piran und die Secovlje Salzfelder

Piran erwartete uns im weichen Spaetnachmittagslicht und fuehrte uns auf seine Burgen und Kirchen mit grandiosen Blicken ueber die ins Meer gemalte Halbinsel, auf der sie sich bettet. Ein bunter Hauptplatz, der einem mitten in Venedig waehnt, ein nicht kommerzieller, bloss mit Yachten verzierter Hafen, 1 leichte Brise,... 1 wahrer Augenschmaus. Die engen Altstadtgaesschen, wo wir auch unsre Unterkunft hatten, die lange Uferpromenade, der Leuchtturm, die tollen Restaurants, wo wir u. a. eine lokale Spezialitaet genossen; Tagliatelli Tartufo...

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Oct 13, 2008 - Slovenia!!!

As trip navigator Claudia pointed out that we were very close to the Slovenian border. After a quick call to the car rental agency we drove across the border into the resort town of Piran. There seemed to be even more Italian influence in Piran than in Croatia. The buildings, the food, the language. We could hear ciao everywhere. It makes sense because we are even closer to Italy. We wandered through the town for a bit before hitting a city beach. There were no changing rooms so it meant stealthily changing into a swimsuit between the beach...

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Apr 27, 2008 - Piran, Slovenia

Slovenia has just a small patch of coastline and Piran is the Slovenian's seaside destination. It's a cute little resort town right on the water and is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the sea. This is also where Damien's yachts are completed before being delivered to their owners...isn't this a beautiful yacht!

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Aug 20, 2007 - Kranjska Gora-Trenta-Tolmin-Piran

The Pass!!!!! All those that set out to climb up made it to the top. The ride down was a lot of fun! Unfortunately, by the time we got to our meeting point, it was pouring rain, with thunder and lightning to boot, and since the rest of the ride was supposed to be through narrow, winding mountain roads, the ride was called off. It was a pretty anti climatic end, but it really was a safety issue. And it's too bad really, because the ride would've been absolutely gorgeous! We got to Piran, out hotel is right on the water! It was dark and...

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Aug 17, 2006 - Portoroz - Phil's B'day

After an early escape we arrived to find a great spot on the water at Portoroz. After a morning dip and a lay down on the concrete slab, typical of Slovenian 'beaches' we walked into town for the afternoon. Quite a touristy little town full of English people! Back at the campground, we had a lazy afternoon, followed by some ciders we had been saving from Sweden! Dinner was a quick 'Burek', a layered-pastry with minced meat - very slimming... We headed into town again for some b'day drinks & found a great place, sitting on the deck outside...

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