My husband is currently in Slovenia and I might be just slightly jealous. I’m imagining the beautiful emerald blue waters of the Soca river. Temperatures up on the better side of the twenties (Celsius that is), bluebird sky, and affordable wine and good food.
And here I’m in Norway. It’s pissing rain. I need to cook something as eating out everyday is not an option. And if I didn’t make it clear enough, it’s kind of miserable outside.
So. While my baby gently sleeps, I thought that I’d make another trip on memory lane to Slovenia, our second home. And after that it’s probably best just to suck it, find those waterproofs and hit the outdoors, autumn style.
This is what I first fell in love with. The colour of the Soca river is just amazing and it is easy to think that the pictures are highly manipulated to bring the colours out but no, this is how it is. Turquoise. Emerald green.
For a kayaker the river is a dream. Clear features. Bit of excitement. Good technique practise but mainly just relaxation. And afterwards? Good food with excellent wine in a great company (well, you need to provide the latter). Enough said!
And this is where we have our home away from home, which for a brief moment served as our only home before we settled here in Norway.
Why Slovenia then? Everything is within easy access. The mountains, the sea, the cities. Despite the introduction of the Euro in 2007, prices have also stayed affordable when compared to neighbouring Austria, for example. It is safe, it is pretty, and there is lots to do from outdoors to lying on the beach or to checking out the skills of the Lipica horses.
Even if the timing of my next trip to Slovenia is still a mystery, at least these pictures take me back to home, one of many, while I plan to make the most of the autumn here up north.