today I would like to share with you the place where I was living during the summer and my personal project during this period.
I was very happy to move to the orchard and share this special space with my farm mates. It was the first time I´ve ever lived in an RV and it was amazing!! It let me woke up with the sunrise, going out and be in contact with the nature and also develop my personal project which is the carpet that you can seein the picture on the right.
Thanks for Maja and Matjaž to bring me this possibility and experience.
Now we are coming back to Maribor because it is very cold to be in the RV bur it was such an special period, we have lived a lot of beautiful moment living in the orchard.
See u soon,
are you the kind of person that loves the mountains?
so this post is for you. I will show you how to reach Krn peak and the best route to do it.
Krn is a mountain of the southwestern Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. It is the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains. The mountain is located about 50 kilometres from the Adriatic Sea. The Soča River flows west of the peak, and the smaller Lepenjica River northeast and the Tolminka River southwest of it.
In the next map, you can see where are the starting point and some interest points like Lake Krn in half the way up and the option you have to sleep and stay during the night:
- Starting point: Dom dr. Klementa Juga v Lepeni (700 m)
- ¿parking?: Yes, there is a parking lot next to the Dom
Peak high: 2.244 m (6 hours)
Lake Krn: 1.394 m (3 hours)
- ¿Sunset in the top? Possible
-¿Sunrise in the top? Possible
- ¿Swim in the lake? Not allow
Sleep options (recommended to book in advance):
- Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih (1st hut): Near to Krn Lake
You can book online in this link:
- Gomiščkovo zavetišče na Krnu (2182 m) (2nd hut): 15 minutes walking from the peak
Is not possible to book online, but you can call them to book
We started the route at 11.30 a.m and we stop at the lake to take some pictures and have a good lunch with food provided by us. All the way is with signals and it is very well indicated during the whole route. It took us 6 hours to reach the peak around 5:30 p.m. The views were really breathtaking!!!
We were sleeping and seeing the sunset in the 2nd hut and it is possible to have dinner there but there is no way they can refill the water bottle so I hardly recommend you go with enough water otherwise there is no possibility to refill during the hike.
At 5 a.m we woke up because as sunrise lovers we really would like to see it. It is really worth it.
On the way, also, it is possible to see the rest of World War I in the "Soška fronta". This battle was fought between the armies of the Empire of Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy.
Hope all this information can help you!
See u soon,
When I came back from my 2 weeks holidays, Vicky and I decided to drive to Logarska Dolina to hike to Mrzla Gora, a summit we had randomly picked on Google Maps.
Once we got there, our minds got blown by how beautiful the scenery was: mountains all around us, green grass meadows in the valley, trees surrounding the road, and a waterfall only a few minutes away from the parking lot (which, I have to say, was a little disappointing).
The start of the hike was pretty pleasant as we were walking through the trees on a trail covered with pine needles, until we reached the hut which ment the hike in the mountains was about to start for us.
After a beer, we decided to hit the trail, hoping that we could reach the Mrzla Gora summit at lunch time. We were definitely not prepared for what was awaiting us a few kilometers ahead of us. Even though it was not a steep ascent from the beginning, the trail was still demanding as it was mainly composed of small rolling gravels that made each and every step a little challenging.
After battling against rolling gravels and slippery rocks, we finally reached the interesting part of the ascent: the point where the hike turns into a climb. At one point, when we reached the rockies, the trail became a way through very steep rocks where only a cable is there to help you pull yourself up, sometimes we also had metal pieces in the rocks to step on, it was challenging but so attracting.
So after a couple of hours of hiking and climbing we reached a point that was almost the top of Mrzla Gora but realized that we had to climb up to then climb down on the other side of the mountain to finally climb up again to reach the summit of Mrzla Gora, so we decided to end our ascent there.
Once we ate a little something, we made up our minds on going back down, struggled a little in some spots, missed the trail, ended up hiking down 300 meters of elevation to then hike up 200 meters to go back on the trail, and finally got some rain. So as that was all exhausting, we obviously had another beer when we got back to the hut!
See you on our next adventure!
On July 16, Vicky, Grace, and I decided to go to Kranjska Gora to enjoy the lake and then go on a hike to the top of a mountain to sleep there in our hammocks. The beginning of the trip was complicated as we missed the bus in Ljubljana because the train from Maribor to Ljubljana was late. So after 6 hours, we finally made it to Kranjska Gora. I have to say we were amazed by the natural beauty of that place: blue lake, crystal clear river, all surrounded by mountains, couldn’t be any better.
After a quick bath in the river's freezing cold water, we decided to hit the trail to reach a summit close by. It was a 2 to 3-hour-long hike, mostly going uphill through the trees on a really agreeable trail where we only met a few people hiking down to the lake. It wasn’t long before we saw the first sign indicating a hut 1 hour ahead of us on one side and 1 hour and a half on the other side. It was around 5:30 pm at that time and we realized that the weather was changing pretty fast and not for the better. So after a short discussion, we agreed on keeping hiking up to the hut, which we hoped would be our refuge in case the weather turned bad.
20 minutes before succeeding to reach the hut, the rain started to fall down, not a lot though but just enough to start worrying about what was coming next as the clouds were getting darker. And 5 minutes before getting to the hut, it was pouring down rain, so much that even our tee-shirts, pants, and underwear were soaking wet.
Once we reached the hut, which was obviously closed because it was actually only a restaurant, we changed our clothes, discussed with two locals that were running up the mountain and reached the hut at the same time as we did, drank a beer, and waited for the rain to stop. After an hour or so, we understood that the rain was not going to stop for a long time so we had to figure out where we were going to spend the night because we were stuck there. It was only after dinner that we got to go around the little restaurant and discovered that we had the possibility to set up our hammocks outside an abandoned building in which we would be safe from the rain.
And that’s how our day ended, in the hammocks outside an abandoned building that smelt like sheep poo. The next morning, we had breakfast at the restaurant and hiked down the trail to go back to the lake, have a bath there, and finally come back home to the farm.
See you on our next adventure!
In this post I would like to show some pictures about our day in Bohinj, I am in love with this place. Thomás and I slept in a hammock and we were able to see fire flights for our first time.
Also, while we were waiting until the “tortilla española” dinner we made a decoration for the RV because we have just moved to the orchard to spend our days there.
One of the best things to sleep there is to wake up and be surrounded by the nature without any noise and people.
I would recommend you two things if you want to sleep in the hammock: one is to be hidden (you know from the police) and the other is to set it in the shade because in the morning it can be very warm.
Summer vibes are coming!
See u soon,
Our journey in Bled ended around 10:20 when we decided to go on a bus to go back home. Yes, it was short but it was pretty intense and 1 day in Bled is way enough.
See you on our next adventure.
This month passed without me realising it! I had my holidays with some weddings and one concert, but then the Balkan trip between end of June and beginning of July was the culmination of them. With some volunteers I met here in Slovenia, we visited 7 countries: starting in Slovenia and then Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. I dreamt about this adventure for so long, mostly for my studies in International Cooperation and for this reason it wasn’t just a vacation, but also a deep reflection about what I would like to do after this project. It was even a way to get to know new cultures and a lot of critical history and thanks to locals we met over there we managed to feel the places with more than just our tourist label could have gave us.
In the farm we had the pleasure to eat amazing black raspberries for the first time (they became my favorite berries of all), to learn how to process strawberries jam, but also I enjoyed some more practical work too.
See you in July!
In this post I would like to mention Maja´s and Matjaž ´s work because they deserve it.
Every Thursday in Máribor and every two Wednesday in Ljubjiana during almost the whole year they are ready to the CSA delivery with a smile in their faces.
When they speak about the farm you can feel the emotion in their eyes and when we work together also you can feel that they put the whole heart in all the tasks.
Also, these vibes go into me and they make you a part of this little (or I am thinking it is already big) family too.
Thank you for all the knowledge that you have and the way you give them to us
See u you soon,
At the end of May, we decided together with other volunteers to go to a concert on the main square of Maribor. Our program was quite simple: having a drink (or two) before diner, having diner. restaurant near by, and when the time comes we would go to the ain square to watch the show, even though we knew the rain was on its way.
What was really weird for a classic concert (orchestra type of concert) was that the musicians had arelly nice stage in the middle of the main square BUT they didn't have anything to protect them from the rain.
Although it was raining a few minutes before the concert, we decided to head their when we heard the first music, and after a few seconds there we knew it was worth it because the music was formidable.
As you're probably guessing now, the concert had started 15 to 20 minutes ago and the rain was getting closer and closer. A few seconds after hearing the storm and seeing the lightnings, rain started to fall down and everyone decided to leave the main square to go to a safe and dry place, which we also did to avoid being wet to the bones. And that's basically how the night ended (after a few drinks at the Living Room obviously).