REMNANTS OF THE PAST......
The heritage of the different periods of time in these parts of Slovenia art very visible...
The magnificent RIHEMBERK CASTLE, which is located above the community of BRANIK e.g. is very worthy of a visit!
The name of the family RIHEMBERG was mentioned in written sources for the first time in 1230!
Though in the Karst region and closer to Piran, it just did not fit there for me, and seemed more congruous with this part of the trip. Most people miss these as they are hard to reach without your own car so thanks again Tanja. I never made it to the Postojna Caves but after seeing these, I decided I made the right choice. It's a good 90-minute walk through absolutely cavernous caves until you come to a stunningly spectacular cave with a river just gushing under the suspension bridge you are traversing. Truly spellbinding.
Kanal ob Soci
A centuries old and accordingly picturesque town in famous for its bridge over the Soca (photo). It's also the best place to soak in this crystal clear river on a warm summer day.
Hard on the border to Croatia,...
Hard on the border to Croatia, near Portoroz there is a place where they are producing salt from the sea.