Mountains, Rivers, Forests & Marauding Ducks


Home again. Twelve nights in Slovenia seemed to go way too fast. Good holiday though and would really recommend Slovenia as a place to visit.

The country’s small enough to drive across in a day (on the motorway, not the back roads) and only has a population of about 2 million so there’s oodles of space.


If you love the outdoors it’s definitely a place to go – snow-capped mountains, wild forests, gushing Alpine streams etc. Also lots of thermal pools and water parks to play in.

Lake Bled (above) is the spot most tourists head for and the fairytale setting is special. But there are plenty of other beautiful places.


Apart from all the outdoor stuff, other good things about Slovenia include friendly people, some excellent beer and the best pizzas I’ve ever had.

Bad things are the incomprehensible language – my favourite town out of the ones we visited was called Ptuj. (Sadly we didn’t make it to the village of Fuckovci.)

And then there were the marauding ducks that tried to invade our camp site. Not sure if they were after our dinner or the wine.slov05


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7 responses to “Mountains, Rivers, Forests & Marauding Ducks”

  1. Maddie Cochere says :

    I’m green with envy. Beautiful pictures! What a wonderful place for a vacation. šŸ™‚

    • Huw Thomas says :

      Hi Maddie. I guess it would be a bit further for you to go but it’s well worth the trip! Glad you liked the pictures – it’s a very photogenic little country.

  2. aBitofCulture says :

    Beautiful country, deserves a lot more recognition than it gets. Can there be a more photogenic spot than Bled anywhere in the world?!

    • Huw Thomas says :

      I was worried Bled might be a bit spoilt having read about how many people go there but it’s so beautiful it can cope.
      On the other hand, we found many lovely spots with hardly anyone else in sight.

  3. doverwhitecliff says :

    You take beautiful photographs, Sir. And marauding ducks are phenomenal… as is your ‘voice’! Love your blog!

    • Huw Thomas says :

      Why thank you! I’m glad the pictures are appreciated… though Slovenia is one of those places you just need to point and click and you’ll probably get something nice. I’ve had possums try to steal my dinner before but this was the first time for ducks.

      • doverwhitecliff says :

        I didn’t know this feature that shows comments existed. Still learning my way around WordPress. I’m so sorry that I missed your reply. Always good to have possums and ducks for dinner either as guests or in some other capacity. šŸ™‚ thanks very much for your patience with my technologically challenged self. Many apologies for not replying sooner…

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