A day and night in Slovenia
We were on a tour around Italy when Uros and Nikki called us to invite us to tour with them. That was a day and a night in Slovenia we will never forget.
Slovenia was not that far from where we were staying and a destination we knew little about. So Frank, I and our two children jumped in the car and drove to Postojna Caves, Uros’s first highlight for the day.
After the initial hellos and hugs we headed toward the waiting area where we stopped for coffee and cake. Uros was fabulous in providing us with some great facts before going into the caves, but not too much that we were not “wowed” by this experience when we got there.
We headed into the cave where we boarded a long train that took us deep into a very mysterious subterranean cave formation that is around 24 kilometres long. The train ride around Postojna Caves took about 10 minutes and then we alighted and walked our way back up to the entrance. The total tour took about an hour and a half. We would highly recommend warm clothing as the cave can be quite cool, around 10 degrees.
As we were walking in quite large groups (divided into one’s native tongue), it was wonderful to have Uros with us explaining more about this natural beauty in a personal and informative way. Lots of photos were taken.
From Postojna Cave we headed into the township of Postojna where we were privileged to have a table at “Storja pod stopnicami”, which actually means “Story under the Stairs”. This bistro café has a feeling of warmth, in a lovely rustic setting. Our host was one of the family members who told us stories about the paintings on the wall, the wines and the best part, the flavours of the genuine local food which were incredible.
Uros had also organised for us to travel to the Goriska Brda region and to stay overnight at Kabaj. We had no idea what this area was like or what to expect but we were surprised at the fact that it is so green everywhere. Turning into the driveway of Kabaj, there was a sense of the old (the beautiful old original building and surroundings) and new (the recently renovated accommodation).
We were treated like royalty, a five-course degustation menu, paired perfectly with Kabaj wines. Each explained specifically by Katja Kabaj our story teller to make the night simply perfect. We could not fault the food or the wine, a truly wonderful evening. We were thrilled to learn just how many awards (international ones as well) had been presented to this winery.
It was a perfect day capped off by having Uros, a native Slovenian, interpreting the occasional menu item. It was a very full and relaxing day.
In addition to our information, you can check out this link to their National Tourism Agency https://slovenia.si/
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