Mount St. Ursula (Slovenia) – Uršlja gora

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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! 😉

Short trip to Austria (Afritzer see)

  1. AFRITZER SEE

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Weekends off are great for a little road trip. 🙂 We went to the Afritzer see in Austria.

2017_3_25_Roadtrip_AvstrijskaKoroska_fotoSiNi_006You 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

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Winter fairytale: The Logar valley (Slovenia)

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).2017-roadtriplogarska_fototomazsinigajda_001hdrSnow 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:

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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:

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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.

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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”.2017-roadtriplogarska_fototomazsinigajda_037_fhdr

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!img_20170225_185025