Tag Archives: Travel in Europe
Road to Hum Croatia

The Road(s) to Hum

Halfway to Hum I thought we’d been had. “Are you sure this is a real place?” Jared asked. “There were signs,” I said. “It’s a real place.” As the car wheels crunched along the dirt road, we passed underneath a road bridge. The word ‘Hum’ and a directional arrow were spray painted on the concrete […]

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Piran: Yes, Slovenia has a Coastline

On a clear day, they say you can see Venice from Piran. I don’t know if that’s true (can’t seem to track down the famous ‘they’) but if you were in Piran I don’t know why you’d waste time trying to get a distant glimpse of Venice when Piran itself is ridiculously good looking. Slovenia’s coastline is […]

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Predjama Castle with a Side of Trieste

The best thing we did while planning this trip was to rent a car. We booked online and picked it up from the Ljubljana airport, and it allowed us the freedom to play it by ear when it came to where we’d go next. After Bled, we drove to Piran, loosely intending to stop in one […]

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Bled Castle Bouquet

A Wedding in Bled Castle

  The Slovenia of my imagination came with blue skies, sunshine, and fat white clouds. Real Slovenia was not like that. In real Slovenia it rained, a lot, and I spent most of the time with soggy shoes and wet jeans. If ever I return to Europe in the fall I will not arrive without […]

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Slovenian Waterfalls Lateral Movements

The Slaps of Slovenia

Europe has my heart; it always will. That’s why I felt so betrayed when I got sick in the Zurich airport. After a very brief overnight layover where our hostel accommodation cost three times that of our boutique hotel in Bangkok, I woke with an unpleasant sensation in my stomach. I will spare you the […]

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Lake Bled

Coming Full Circle in Slovenia

Seven years ago I went to Slovenia for the first time. It was part of my Eastern Trekker tour with Busabout, during the six weeks of summer that would alter the course of my life. The Busabout internship came at a time when things looked great on the outside, but weren’t quite right under the […]

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