Slovenia Journals

Koper- A Slovenian Surprise.

A May 2004 trip to Slovenia by hagnel2

Koper Photo, Slovenia, Europe More Photos
Quote: I see old Venetian palaces, arched city gates, cobblestone, squares. Koper, once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is now a main European port. Sitting on a patio, sipping sweet coffee, fatigue diminished, I gazed toward the seafront and the glistening blue green water. The long flight from Canada was worth it.

Koper- A Slovenian Surprise.

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Koper Photo, Slovenia, Europe
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We decided to make Koper our first stop in Slovenia due to its close proximity to Trieste. We arrived around 8pm, hungry and tired. Even so, we were impressed with the clear highway signs and road surface. On entering the city we followed the signs for our hotel and checked in. (We had decided on the hotel prior to leaving Canada.) Our supper in the medieval style dining room tasted like manna -- we were so hungry. We enjoyed the ambience of the hotel décor. This being our first time in Slovenia, it reminded us of old style inns, quite in keeping with our imagination. We slept like the dead and woke up to a beautiful sunny day. We decided to obtain some local currency...Read More
Hotel Vodisek Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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This is a comfortable, modern style hotel situated a few minutes walk from the old center. We had a moderate sized room with Queen-sized bed and ensuite shower. It was furnished simply with armchair, table and two hard backed chairs. There was satellite TV, a mini-fridge and safe. {Extra charge} We paid 58 euros including European breakfast, which was served from 7am until 10am. Downstairs, there was a restaurant with small bar also Internet access. Unfortunately, the person on the desk did not have the access code so I couldn’t use it. The Restaurant closes at 10pm. We found the parking lot well lit. there wasn't any noise between rooms or in hallways. email: ci...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 15, 2004

Hotel Vodisek
Kolodvorska 2
Koper, Slovenia 6000
+386 (0)5 6392-468

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This hotel was centrally located, walking distance to all the sights. Our room was large with a queen-size bed. Usual A/C, in room safe. A big plus was the provision of an iron and board. Coffee and tea maker, usual toilet articles. Oh! Almost forgot, a tub. {Great after a long day of hiking} We did not have reservations but had pre-checked this hotel from reading the journals. There are two restaurants but we did not eat at the hotel, however we did have a drink in the cocktail bar. The included breakfast was one of the best we have ever had in Europe - so many choices, served in a bright, lovely breakfast room. The price per night for two of us was $180. Credit card...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2004

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Ljubljana
Slovenska cesta 34
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000
+386 (1) 470-1100

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  Putting up the awning Hotel Park Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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This modern hotel is situated across from Lake Bled. Every amenity one could possibly require is available, from the beautifully furnished and spacious room to the lounge's bar and restaurant. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable regarding places to see and provision of maps. We had a lake view room with balcony great for watching the glorious sunsets and to gaze at the beautiful scenery. No charge for that! Breakfast and parking was included in the price. I cannot find the receipt but am sure it was around $120 US. There are so many amenities at this hotel that, only staying one night, we did not have time to take advantage of all of them; I woul...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 28, 2004

Slovenian  Home Photo, Slovenia, Europe
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We chose to spend a week here in Slovenia after talking with friends who were originally from this beautiful country. They described its beauty and stressed that the problems in Yugoslavia did not touch Slovenia. I mention this because several people remarked that travel might a problem, even stating, "Why would you want to go there?" Perhaps this journal will answer that question. For a country that is bordered by such diverse cultures as Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary extremes of beauty abound, From the Adriatic Sea to the Alps, Slovenia is a jewel-awaiting discovery. Soaring Alpine mountains, Crystal Lakes a turquoise River, Castles in the air and well tended farmlands. ...Read More

Ljubljana. A peek around the city.

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LjubLjana Photo, Slovenia, Europe
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We tend to avoid big cities, parking and navigating can be stressful, but we made an exception in order to see this capital city. We drove in from Porec {Croatia} a bit tired from our day of sightseeing and driving. We had not booked a hotel, but followed the signs for the hotel we had pre-selected from reading the journals. After an invigorating shower, we set out to investigate the city, it turned out to be walk able, and armed with a street map we took a stroll along the River. I do think this city is best seen on foot, a virtual architectural treasure hunt. We know we will need to return to fully explore its treasures, but our first impression was of awe. Baroque fa...Read More

Bled. Lake of Tranquility.

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Lake Bled Photo, Slovenia, Europe
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In the hustle and bustle of my life, an instant way for relaxation is to picture Lake Bled, our third stop in Slovenia, had it been our first it would have been difficult to leave. Nestled at the foot of gorgeous snow tipped mountains and alpine greenery, the crystal shimmering lake seems to beckon one to stay awhile, enjoy it’s soothing effects. This popular town is a haven for people of all ages and interests, be it hikers photographers, frazzled office workers all there to soak up the blissful surroundings. Even if you are not planning to stay overnight, or just passing through, settle on one of the many terraces fronting the lake, sip on a drink of your choice and take in the ...Read More