Posted by Ross MacDonald at August 22, 2009 05:24 PM GMT
I have had the most brillant time in Slovenia, I was very well looked after by Petra, you couldn't hope for a better host. We had lunch together and in the evening she had invited a few of her friends around for drinks. All were "overlanders" so we had a very enjoyable evening comparing stories of our experiences over a few glasses of wine. Petra asked how I was feeling riding all those km's and I told her I was fine but would like to find somewhere where I could get a massage. She happened to have a friend who does massage so she arranged for me to have one the next morning. My back has never fully recovered since Esfahan (Iran) so it was great to have an expert sort it out for me. I felt great afterwards.
After the massage I had arranged to meet with Igor, whom I had met the night before at Petra's, he also has a motorbike so he was to take me on a tour of northwest Slovenia. At this point I have to admit that I knew nothing about Slovenia, but first impressions were that it is very similar to NZ. Very green, lots of trees and farm land. This was quite a surprise since it was the first green country I had been in since I left home, (not the deserts of Iran or the rocky terrain of Turkey and Greece). The other thing is that Slovenia is motorcycling heaven, Igor took me up into the mountains, incredibly beautiful and great roads with loads of twisties. We left at 10 am and late afternoon we stopped at a river and went for a swim, then early evening we had a trout meal at a trout farm which was superb. We ended up arriving back at Petra's at 8.30pm after doing over 300km, great day but a bit of a busmans holiday.
I had the most fantastic 2 days in Slovenia thanks to Petra and Igor and would suggest to other bikers to check out Slovenia, you will love it.