Monthly Archives: August 2012

Zaturday in Zagreb

We couldn’t leave Croatia without visiting its capital, Zagreb. After leaving Samobor we headed to the only handy campsite, just behind the motorway services south west of the city. Luckily, and contrary to what we’d heard, there were transport links … Continue reading

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Vanfettling

With probably somewhere north of 50,000km under the van’s wheels over the last year and a quarter, there’s a few jobs been waiting for suitable facilities, and for some parts to be sourced. Finally, everything landed in one place, and … Continue reading

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Palaces, castles… but no wine

The crossing back into Croatia was straightforward, without any of the disputed identity problems we had coming back in after Bosnia – and we gently bimbled through a very pleasant landscape of gentle hills and woods. Eventually, we arrived at … Continue reading

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Oh, Ptuj!

Back in 1995, the 2cv World Meeting was held in Slovenia, around the Maribor and Ptuj area. This year, Maribor’s the European Capital of Culture. I don’t know which is cause, which is effect, or whether it’s pure coincidence, but … Continue reading

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Border country

We were sad to bid farewell to our friends in Ljubljana, but it was time to hit the road once again. We headed south-west and then took a road north up the Vipava valley, not so very far from the … Continue reading

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Lingering in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a city that invites visitors to linger. It’s a small scale city compared to other European capitals, with a population of only 280,000 (the whole country only has two million inhabitants). It’s young at heart while preserving its … Continue reading

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On a guided tour of Slovenia

Into Slovenia where our friends in Ljubliana, Peter and Alenka, had asked us to come at around 7pm to allow them to get home from work before we arrived. We didn’t really know how long it would take us to … Continue reading

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