Since I am so busy these days, Saturday was the best – hiking a mountain Raduha, spending all day in nature. The path is great, you can choose from “difficult path” or “very difficult path”. We went up trough very difficult and down trough difficult. The view was awesome!
On the way up…
The peak itself 🙂
This is the mountain half an hour away from Raduha -it has a small edition of “Aljažev stolp” on it. You can find the real “Aljažev stolp” on Triglav – Slovenian highest mountain. 🙂
On the way down, we stopped at mountain meadow “Grohat” for some food and the great view of the mountain we just have been on. The staff is very friendly, kind and talkative. The food is amazing and not expensive at all! We drank Radler & apple juice and we ate 2 dishes “Ajdovi žganci” & “ješprenj” and we only paid 12 €! 🙂
This was amazing day, I recommend this hike to all mountain lovers out there. 😉
It is great “the end of work day” hike – it’s short, sweet and not too hard. 😉 It starts in Kamnik – with the view of “Mali grad” or in English: Small castle. 🙂
The path is nice, with a litlle bit of magic aside:
First stop can be “Stari grad” or in English. “Old castle.” There are remains of an old castle and you can order a drink too.
15 minutes more of brisk walk and you can see the whole city of Kamnik from “Špica”. 🙂
I hope you find the time today for a hike, exploring something new or just have fun in any way you like. Nice weekend y’all! 😉
Almost the last day of our holidays – we went in a small town with famous Maltese boats – Luzus. 🙂
Than we went on a short hike to Saint Paul’s pool. Full of jellyfishes & we met that dog and his owner there when he told us they are famous! 🙂 We met Titti – the diving dog. Video below. 😉
Here is the video of our new friend – they didn’t jump that day because of the jellyfishes 🙂 But still – it was nice to meet them. 🙂
We talked about Malta and Comino and on day 5 we visited the third island – Gozo! 🙂
You get on ferry from Il Ćirkewa and the ticket cost 4, 65 € both was – there are some differences if you travel at night-time, if you have a car/a bike … The problem is that all the buses on Gozo drives once an hour and it all takes you back to its capital – Rabat/Victoria, where you can catch another. Again – we walked a lot! 🙂
Here are some highlights of our trip:
Ex Azure window (it crashed a few months ago 🙂
This is all in Dwejra bay. 🙂 From there we went to Ramla bay – one of island most favourite beaches with red/oker sand.
And from there we went for a really long hike – WARNING – paths are misleading. It looks like there is a path even application “Maps.me” (it’s navigation where you don’t need internet connection – great app for all the travellers!) says so. You can walk up to several kilometers when the path ends or it is full of rocks, thorns and other difficulties. But it was a great adventure! 😀
And for the end… we found one of the buses from the past. 🙂 They are quite famous. 🙂
There are 3 different islands in “Malta”: Malta, Gozo and Comino – the last one is the smallest with only a few residents. It has an amazing beach called Blue lagoon and some amazing cliffs. We went for a hike around the island (3 hours) and here are the photos. 🙂
Blue lagoon ❤
You can get to the island with small boats – we gave 10 € per person (both ways). 🙂
Cliffs, caves, beaches … 🙂
& some facts … 🙂
Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers.
Only 3.5 square kilometers, Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is virtually uninhabited.
The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers. Other beaches on the island include Santa Marija Bay and San Niklaw Bay.
Comino is also worth a visit in winter, and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs.
Comino was inhabited in the Roman period, but did not have much significance until the Knights arrived. It then had a dual role: hunting grounds and a staging post in the defence of the Maltese Islands against the Ottoman Turks.
The island had proved a useful base for pirates operating in the central Mediterranean and, though stark and barren today, it was home to wild boar and hares when the Knights arrived in 1530. The Grandmasters went to great lengths to ensure that their game on Comino was protected: anyone found breaking the embargo on hunting could expect to serve three years rowing on a galley.
After WWII, Comino remained a backwater until its fortunes revived with tourism in the mid-1960s.
Where to Stay
Comino has one resort hotel, which is ideal for those looking for a tranquil getaway.
The third day we spontaneously end up in Valetta in the morning. 🙂 Cute city at the seaside – it is totally different from our capital city in Slovenia.
2. Blue Grotto
10 € for a beautiful boat ride. It lasted around 20 minutes and we went into some caves – Blue grotto is the one with amazingly blue coloured water. They believed that the caves are homes for some mermaids. 🙂 We didn’t see any, but the water and light are really playing some magical games with each other. 🙂
3. Anchor bay with Popeye village
We didn’t enter the village because there was a lot of people, so we decided to take a hike from anchor bay to Golden bay. 🙂 We walked for two hours and the views were amazing.
4. Hike from Anchor bay to Golden bay
Today, we went for another hike. 🙂 The path starts just a minute away from Slovenian – Austria border (crossing Jezersko).
The path is really beautiful. I would say it has 3 parts – the first one is calm, not very steep. The path is leading true the forest, with the great smell, the birds singing and so on. 🙂 The second part is the part with a constant great view, because you’re walking on the edge of the forest – so there are breathtaking mountains all around you and the sun was shining all the way.
Than, it comes my favourite – third part with rocks, steep terrain and wire rope to hold on. This part is short, just for the taste of a real mountain, so it’s really not hard to get to the top. And then? The view is amazing, the sun was warm and our souls in peace. ❤ Lovely!
We went down on the other side of the mountain – this path was still very snowy at the top so we were laughing and smiling all the way down because there was always someone on their ass, there was funny noises and screams when your leg just fell into the deep snow … But it wasn’t dangerous because it’s not so stiff and there are no cliffs around. The path is longer than the first one so we were hungry and thirsty in the end. We went for lunch across the border to Slovenia … more in next post. 🙂
Yesterday morning we went for a hike, here in Slovenia. 🙂 Mount St. Ursula or in Slovene: Uršlja gora. The mountain is 1699 meters high and there are several paths that leads to the top, to the gothic church called St. Ursula (the highest laying curch in Slovenia). The mountain lies between the towns of Slovenj Gradec and Črna na Koroškem.
The trail is not hard to walk – you have harder and easier ones. We went up from “Naravske ledine” this time and it is an hour and a half to the top if you walk slowly. We were on top in 55 minutes. 🙂
The view is amazing, the weather was fantastic and the smell of spring in the air! I love hikers, they are all so friendly, optimistic, nice and they always wear a smile! 😉
Weekends off are great for a little road trip. 🙂 We went to the Afritzer see in Austria.
You can find some info about the lake HERE. We walked around it and find a geocatch (geocaching is worldwide game – finding treasures. It’s so much fun! If you like the idea you can read more about it HERE).
2. Hochosterwitz castle /grad Ojstrovica
Heading back home to Slovenia, we found this amazing castle. It looks great – I could see the stories going on there decades ago. I felt magical! You can read more about it HERE
Last weekend we headed to Logar valley and we fell into a true winter fairytale. On the way, we had this amazing view on church of Saint Ahacij (village called Kališe).Snow was fresh and the hour was quite early. It was so peaceful, calm and beautiful. We stopped there to make a photo and continued our journey. You can read more about our final destination (The Logar valley) here: CLICK: The Logar valley official website. When we arrived the valley looked like this:
Here is the morning photo:
This mountains are part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. This “U” formation on the right side of the photo is “Kamniško sedlo” and on the left you can see mountain “Planjava.”
Our first trip was to Rinka waterfall. The road was snowy and quiet and the sun was shining – perfect winter day. We haven’t met a lot of hikers there, just a few. The path is easy and simple. It is suitable for kids and families too. Photos from the path:
At the end of the road there was a magnificent view. The waterfall is partly frozen (it looks like a big throne :)). In summer there is a lot of water walling down, but now there was this tiny little waterfall over a massive ice formation.
The next day we wanted to visit another great destination “Potočka Zijavka”. This is a cave where some archeological artefacts were found (bones of a cave bear, remains of caveman life and rituals …) We started walking, but the snow was too high for hiking, there was no path, just deep layer of snow. Besides, we saw some bear footprints in the snow! 🙂
So we have just a photo of a starting point – church Saint Spirit (Sv. Duh) in a village called “Podolševa”.
We wandered around a bit and had a great dinner at “Kmečka hiša Ojstrica” – CLICK. We ended a great exploring day here in a cosy place with some great food and homemade herbal tea near a warm fireplace. Loved it!