Hi you all !
ESN Maribor organised a trip for us Erasmus student: sLOVEnia Trip.
Three days from Maribor to Piran.
Day One: Friday 7th of March.
The D-day. I was late... My bus was waiting for me for 20 minutes. Good start. For that I had to buy Borovničke, a fucking awful Slovenian alcohol made from Blueberries.
Departure at 7:40 am to Premogovnista Museum with a visit of a Coal Mine.
100 meters deep but still upper than the sea surface. A coal mine opened and is exploited since 1887. Because of the risk that exists in a mine I couldn't take my camera in there, so I don't have any pictures of the deeper part, only some pictures of the exterior with the old entrance.
Then, we went to Bled. A little city where there is a Castle built in 1004 and a church built on an island in the middle of the lake (==> 'The present neo-Gothic church, consecrated to St. Martin, was built in 1905 on the site of the previous Gothic church dating from the 15th century, although the very first chapel was erected here before the year 1000.' from www.bled.si)
We went to the little island in raw boat. This part was funny, but not for all of us. We stayed there for 10 minutes because the other group had to come too and we had to go to the castle for a magic moment.
First sunset since I'm in Slovenia. It was perfect. Blue and pink sky with a unbelievable view on the lake.
A good first day.
Day two: Saturday 8th of March.
Wake up. First drink of Borovničke at 9:00 am. Hard start.
We went to Postojna Cave. Huge, Dark, Deep and fresh air. Nomore to say.
Then we went to another castle, the Predjama Castle. One of the safest castle in old time in Europe built in 1274. Directly build on the rock wall with hidden passage and a cave as the safest place in the castle.
Have a look to figure out how huge and dark was the cave and how the castle looks like.
Day three: Sunday 9th of March.
Last day. Departure at 11:00 am. Direction Secovlje saltmarshes closed to Croatia and Slovenia border. The exploitation of this saltmarshes started in the 14th century and has been abandoned in the 1960's. Now it's a Nature Park for protected birds.
I could spend a day there to take photos of every square centimeters. It was beautiful, thanks to a perfect blue sky and the presence of the Sun.
Then we went to Piran. Freetime for us. Some of the bravest Erasmus student went in the cold water of Adriatic Sea as the ESN Maribor tradition during all sLOVEnia Trip. And after this swimming session we had one more time an awesome sunset with the sea. Red sun and orange sky.
And finally we had to get back in the buses to go back to Maribor.
It was a really good trip. Three days, good time, meeting others Erasmus, discovering Slovenia and partying again as always.
Hoping you liked these photos. This is not art. This is just my own point of view on what every participant of this sLOVEnia Trip saw too.
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