Advice: reading listening "Gremo se kopat", just above ;)
After the online arrival training because of quaranteen, we finally met with volunteers of Slovenia and trainers, in Ankaran for two days of « real » arrival training ! With activities, beach, food, music, international friendly sharing on the program!
Then, we decided with Arnaud to discover the sloven coast walking. We starting the way on Friday evening with Simon and Lua, other volunteers met the day before, until Koper ! Nice weather, nice sea, nice environment. We had a picnic at the water's edge in Koper, where Lua and Simon had planned to sleep. We continued by night until Isola with Arnaud, to find a camping for the night ! Hopefully it's not so long !
After a good night, we walked again along the coast, sometimes up, sometimes down on the beach, with some breaks to enjoy the sun and the sea. We went until « Moonbay », where Lea (ESC trainer) and Freja (ESC volunteer) spent the day, and stayed with them until the end of the afternoon ! Then we continued our way until Strunjan (where we found fruits and vegetables on a farmer's stand next to the road), and Portorož, through the surprising pedestrian « Valeta tunnel » ! Like an highway for walkers and cyclists ! In Portorož by night, the atmosphere changed a bit for club music, fancy dresses, and almost private beaches ! We ate our « roadmade » salad front of the beautiful moony sea. Next step : the closer camping - so the one of Lucija.
Thus finished our first walking trip along the seaside.
On sunday morning, we discovered an other aspect of Portorož, more relax and family ambience. Then, we took a bus back, from Portoro to Koper, to meet Mateja and Žiga, who took us until the castle of Triesta !
Slovenija has a little but nice and diverse coast, and I can't wait to go next time until « Sečoveljske soline ». But this time, we had to travel until Portorož to understand a part of the soul of the sloven seaside <3
Photo montage and music by Louise