In May 2010 we began a 20 day trip through some of the most beautiful nature reserves and scenery destinations in the former Yugoslavian Countries – Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia - with a small detour to Italy for one day and another detour to Carinthia region in the southern part of Austria for almost a full day.
In the spring, around May-June, the rivers are gushing with water and nature is at its best. To entice your imagination I’ll add some photos that might inspire you to visit these countries as well.
The exit from the park isn’t on the same route, so we continued according to the guidance in the direction of Šibenik. In Šibenik we were impressed by the impressive cathedral and stopped for a light lunch, which included ravioli and salad in a restaurant overlooking the cathedral.
We continued to Trogir, wandered around the alleys and visited the impressive cathedral. We continued north, with the intent of getting closer to Šibenik and spending the night not far from Krka national park, where we planned to travel the next day.
With great sorrow we said goodbye to the town and drove back through a beautiful mountain pass, crossing the border and driving in the direction of Kranj and Ljubljana’s airport. It was a great ending to an exciting trip that was a grand celebration of nature.
Day 20 – Ljubljana’s airport in the horizon
This is the last day of our trip, and also my husband’s birthday. Mojca surprised us with a personal birthday cake made of whip cream and colorful sweets, decorated with a birthday candle, and signaled us to start singing. After lots of hugs and kisses we said our farewells, and Mojca gave us a goodbye gift. This is the day that we made our little detour to Austria.
Day 13 – Škocjan Cave and an extra down coat
We drove on the beach road in the direction of Piran, but the road in that section isn’t well paved and you can also take the highway. We continued to Portorož, which means “the rose harbor”, so we saw some roses on a traffic island, but I have the same amount of roses near my house… we continued to Koper, also not worth a visit, and from there we moved on to the Škocjan Cave.
Day 19 – A fortress on the top of the hill
In the morning Mojca gave my husband a birthday kiss and made our hearts beat faster. Since it is his birthday, it means it’s the first of June and we have to fly back. Fortunately she got the date wrong. She also gave us a surprise – a cake which is only baked during Easter and new-year’s eve. It was pouring rain and we went out to Kropa, the famous blacksmith’s town.