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Piran – a great little place to visit

The view over Piran from the city wallPiran5
This church is in front of the bell tower
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The view over the Adriatic facing Trieste
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Facing the city wall
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The walk up to the bell tower
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     The Bell Tower
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The view from the Bell Tower – it costs 1 Euro to go up – to go up there is 147 steps – 11am to 2pm only – built in 1609From the bell tower

Another view out from the Bell Tower

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While up at the bell tower the bells rang – my ears really heard them up close and and personal

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Having fun with some photos that I have taken

Lake Bled
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Our hotel in Hallstatt
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Ljubljana
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Piran
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Vienna – St Stephenplatz
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Tulips, 2 hours later they were fully open
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Seagull – Piran
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Church in Ljubljana
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Church in Piran
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Piran from above
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My mate the 1/2 foot pigeon
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Church in Hallstatt
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Fishing nets in Piran
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Flags in Ljubljana
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Piran - A lovely time

We were thinking when we arrived yesterday that we would have rain for 3 days while in Piran, well that is what the forecast said!

Well there has been rain - quite a bit including thunder and lightning but it is 6:35pm and it has been great for about 8 hours today.

I even went for a swim in the Adriatic!

The water was cold but after a couple of mins and a full imersion you got use to it. Pam not so keen.

Even though it is just Spring here there are lots of vege gardens around and sunrise is around 5:30am and sunset around 9pm. When the sun is out it is warm.

Internet is too expensive in the Hotel Piran, they charge 6 euro per hour - ouch.- so no new photo's yet.

I have been playing around with some photo's so it will be interesting what comments they generate if any?

I have been drinking a few bottles of Merlot here - 3:48 euro per 1 litre bottle and it is quite drinkable. We have been buying some French Brie at only 7;50 euro per kg.

1.5 litre water for 32 cents - Christchurch the home of fresh water is what price? $3 for 700ml is just a ripoff - it is just water.

Well that is all for now - back to sitting in the sun on the small balcony.

PS: I seem to have made a friend - a 1/2 foot missing pigeon - we share something in common.

This post was made from my BlackBerry somewhere near 1 Stjenkova Ulica, Piran 6330, Slovenia

Leaving Ljubljana for Piran

We left Ljubljana this morning for Piran on the Slovenian coast.

The weather here has been overcast and rainy since we arrived in Ljubljana. We are currently sitting in a bus and it is raining outside and quite foggy.

Aparantly the coast is not much better but most afternoons it brightens up so hopefully it will do that today.

The bus ticket cost 12 euro each but when we got to the bus they wanted another 1.30 euro per large bag.

Ljubljana was nice and the old town where we stayed was quite quiet as there was no traffic allowed there - just pedestrians.

We probably would have been happy with just two nights there but we had three.

This post was made from my BlackBerry somewhere near Knafljev Prehod, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia

Ljubljana – A church near the three bridges

We read that it is locally known as the Pink Palace due to the fact that it has a pink exterior . The photo above is taken from the steps of the church looking back across the square or circle and the 3 bridges.

The view from the steps of the church to the three bridges

Looking at the church at night and during the day from one of the three bridges.

The church at night         The church during the day

The view from inside of the church – very impressive

Inside the church from near the back doors         Inside the church closer to the alter

 

I tried to get under the lights         An amazing pipe organ - huge

Ljubljana – some photos between the showers

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Pam’s Cream Cake

We decided that we needed some wine (well I did anyway) so we stopped into the Mercator (shop) and bought a beer for Pam and a cheap wine for me. I have never heard of this wine – The grape is called Vrhunsko Vino ZGP – 13% and cost 3.99 Euro, Pam’s beer cost 0.68 cents.

The wine is very dry but not terrible, quite nice, but probably needs some food.

We were walking home to the hotel and Pam spotted a cream cake – like we had in Lake Bled.

We ordered one to take away and they got a nice plastic tray and then the cost of her cream cake?

Pams Expensive Cake

$9 NZD for a cream cake!

Some more little shots from bled

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I liked this picture so I thought I would post a larger version

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Some photos from Lake Bled

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The picture above is from our room (Room# 335) in the Hotel Jadran

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