Monday, August 1, 2011


Now we get to check another country off of our "must see" list. Slovenia is only a short 1 1/2 hour drive and so we couldn't pass up the opportunity. My mom was still here so it was nice to get to experiance another "first" with her. Our first stop was the Postojna Caves, which have been open for over 188 years and are the largest and most visited caves in Europe. It is about an hour and half tour, but you are taken down into the heart of the caves by a train. You then walk for about an hour and then get on the train to be taken back out.

While on the walking part of the tour we learned (well were briefed) all about speleothems: calcite formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. To me once you saw one they all started to look alike. The average tempature inside the caves was 46-50 degrees, so a little nippy. However it was a fun experiance and now we get to say we saw caves in another country! After making our way out of the caves we decided to have lunch at one of the restaurants right outside the caves. It was a nice place and the food was okay but the service was HORRIBLE! :(

After lunch we drove the short 2 miles to the Predjama Castle. Although we probably have visited over a dozen castles in the last year here in Europe, they all are unique in their own ways. The Predjama Castle was built into a cave over 700 years ago, and is quite a sight in that aspect.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
~St. Augustine