where to travel in 2016! an option, 7 days – road trip itinerary to Austria & Slovenia

where to to travel in 2016 !!
7 days Road-trip  itinerary to Austria and Slovenia
from late April – late September

1 day  arriving ljubljana airport and head off to Hallstadt, visit the oldest salt mine in the world and after drive to zell am see, for 2 night in the area. book a place to stay where you get also the zell am see – kaprun card. you will save lots of money.
*note: if you are traveling not alone (familly, kids, friends, etc.), make sure during that day to sit down and open the map of both countries and to explain to others the area, highlights spots might travel to.

2 day after breakfast, start your adventure with 3 cable cars maybe its a bit boring but for kids its fun, and get to the peak of “Kitzsteinhorn” after that drive to the longest water falls in europe “Krimml Waterfalls” night in zell am see.

3 day   affter good breakfast and coffe do morning hike in Taxenbach, do some shoping for picnic and drove to Grossglockner high alpin panoramic street, there you find lots ofspots for picnic the road its around 50 km. night in kranjska gora

4 day   breath the fresh air and relax a bit in kranjska gora at the morning while drinking coffe at some caffe bar in the village, do some shoping for picnic, and start driving the Vrics mountain pass. first thing you do when you arrive bovec its to check about the rafting, and do it. night in bovec
*note: if you wanna do hike there is bunch of hike trails all levels in Vrics mountain pass.

5 day  leave bovec, stop in kobarid for breakfast drive up to church and take a look over kobarid, then keep driving to tolmin over there have a short hike “Tolmin Gorges” night in koper

6 day  drive along the beach and chose a spot to spend few hours, then head off to wildest cave Skocjan, two wonderfull lakes waiting for you, start with Bohjni to nicer to swim in then keep going to bled, and head off for a night in ljubljana

7 day  full day in ljubljana, take the free walking tour, walkaround by yourself enjoy your last day then off to the airport.

I’m here, feel free to ask for any tip 🙂 if you are looking for a guide to do for you these trip im here also!

in addition, you can read more in my travel diary and to compare and make you own route, if you have also tips from your experience feel free to comment and share your experience.
my travel diary part 1 in austria –> click here
my travel diary part 2 in slovenia –> click here

 

 

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My first year as a fresh travel blogger!

Sharing my experiences, photos, fun and joy of the journeys from around the world!

Writting from my home town Haifa..

How was my first year as a fresh travel blogger?

Summer 2014, My eyes are catching many posts of random travel bloggers on Facebook from around the world.. I like these posts so much.. The idea of establishing my own travel blog just came to my mind.

..a few months passed, October 2014, and by accident my eyes catched a Facebook post such was about local travel agency which was looking for an urgent tour manager to guide Israeli people in Croatia & Slovenia. It was here, my chance.. I got a job, went to guide to these beautiful countries, got paid, came back to my home town and started to write my first post on my travel blog.

November 2014 the next step was to book a flight, travel alone and write a new post on my blog to share with readers my new experience.
The trip was to Belgrade, Zagreb & Budapest. The purpouse and my passion was to meet with locals and to speak about the relationships between Serbians and Croatians.
It was the start of traveling to 11 countries in 50 days, that includes traveling solo, with friends & for work.
May & June / 2015 Poland
July / 2015  Germany , France & Switzerland
September / 2015 Austria, Slovenia and Italy

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The things which I’ve learned as a solo traveler

Money
Learning how to save money, to spend money on mainly necessary stuff..
Flights
How to find a cheap flights – which is connected to spending money with the budget.. Low cost companies and flexible time to buy a ticket is a standard way to save money on flight.
Having a fun by myself 
To walk, to sit at the bar, to dance at the nightclub, to swim, to hike, to travel, etc. all of it alone!

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Discussions with people 
..at the bar, night club, during the flight, in the train, etc. all of these places are great way to make a new friends, learn new things and experiences from the others and to share thoughts and views on life..

My interest on the writing is mainly.. the local stuff such as: local food restaurants, street food, their way of living, local people stories & experience, local drinks, folklore dance, local culture, philosophy, their way of thinking and more!

All of these interests are based on:

Love!  
One of my missions while I’m traveling is spreading love.

My philosophy!
Like listening to opinions of the other people, discusing the problems and simply to make life better!

My sharing!
Obviously I can’t meet all of the people in this world! That’s why I also established this blog, to share my thoughts, points of view on life, personal opinions and to reach as much people as is possible.

There are a lot of the topics which I would like to write about.. 🙂
The challenges which I recently faced at the last time soon in the next post! 🙂

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7 days – itinerary road trip to Austria & Slovenia

here is my suggestion for 7 days Roadtrip a bit of Austria and Slovenia 

1 day  arriving ljubljana airport and head off to Hallstadt, visit the oldest salt mine in the world and after drive to zell am see, for 2 night in the area. book a place to stay where you get also the zell am see – kaprun card. you will save lots of money.
*note: if you are traveling not alone (familly, kids, friends, etc.), make sure during that day to sit down and open the map of both countries and to explain to others the area, highlights spots might travel to.

2 day after breakfast, start your adventure with 3 cable cars maybe its a bit boring but for kids its fun, and get to the peak of “Kitzsteinhorn” after that drive to the longest water falls in europe “Krimml Waterfalls” night in zell am see.

3 day   affter good breakfast and coffe do morning hike in Taxenbach, do some shoping for picnic and drove to Grossglockner high alpin panoramic street, there you find lots ofspots for picnic the road its around 50 km. night in kranjska gora

4 day   breath the fresh air and relax a bit in kranjska gora at the morning while drinking coffe at some caffe bar in the village, do some shoping for picnic, and start driving the Vrics mountain pass. first thing you do when you arrive bovec its to check about the rafting, and do it. night in bovec
*note: if you wanna do hike there is bunch of hike trails all levels in Vrics mountain pass.

5 day  leave bovec, stop in kobarid for breakfast drive up to church and take a look over kobarid, then keep driving to tolmin over there have a short hike “Tolmin Gorges” night in koper

6 day  drive along the beach and chose a spot to spend few hours, then head off to wildest cave Skocjan, two wonderfull lakes waiting for you, start with Bohjni to nicer to swim in then keep going to bled, and head off for a night in ljubljana

7 day  full day in ljubljana, take the free walking tour, walkaround by yourself enjoy your last day then off to the airport.

you can read more in my travel diary and to compare and make you own route, if you have also tips from your experience feel free to comment and share your experience.
my travel diary part 1 in austria –> click here
my travel diary part 2 in slovenia –> click here

 

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slovenian villages experience, roadtrip part 2

wpid-20150912_221842.jpghere im writing you my travel diary, in the next post will be full 7 days what i think its would be great and suggestion

Hallstadt —> kranjsak gora 

we already started being tired and we just started, maybe its just because we are driving on the high way its vey boring, always have to find something to be busy not fall asleep. while driving we always saw hundreds of motorbikes also driving by, and i just found the reason in the next morning.
Kranjska gora it’s a small village located in the north west very close to the austrian and the italian border, this village very popular during the ski season, we arrived here afternoon, our apartment were very close to the center,(it’s small village so it doesn’t really matter how far from the center 15 mins max). i been here few times there is a local bar i like called “Vopa bar” there we head to spend the night and we were lucky they had a live show, slovenian and a bit of songs were in english.

kranjska gora — > bovec
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we woke up early, we done shopping & we started our way to bovec via the mountain pass vrcis, its an amaizing road lots of spots to stop the car, drop off, to look around 360 degresse and to breath the great fresh air. picnic we did but sadly hiking we didnt this time because we werent ready :(.
but sometimes we stopped along the soca river 🙂
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we kept driving to the famous sport village bovec, we are after we just arrived and we went to some rafting agency wand we found out that we can still join the next rafting in an hour, so we did it.
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after rafting around 2 hours, we need and have to feed ourself, not that much options we had dinner at “letni Vrt” imkind of no words to explain how much i had a great time there they talked a little also hebrew seems like lot of israelis also eat here, the staff very friendly the chef also came to the table to talk with my muslim friend to understand from him what to eat and not include pork.
exploring the nightlife wasn’t that difficult also in this village, is also small beginning of the week also, but i went to two bars, that wasnt bad, and for sure drinked the local drink “Rakija”
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an amizing soup !!!

bovec —> koper
its raining out, with non stop, what we planned today doesn’t look that it work ou, we start driving to kobarid but it still raining, we had great and cheap breakfast at one of the local bars, we kept driving the rain doesn’t stop, we kept into the direction to koper were we will spend that night, my friend whos driving catch the sign to VENICE and he said “lets go over there” i wasn’t much wanted because it just wasting time during driving but we end up in venice, italy after 2 hours, the parking there was super expensive! we spend there few hours italian lunch then off to our apartment in koper, was also in the center, few beers then to bed.
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koper —> ljubljana
the next morning we drove along the cost a bit to south, searching to the highest cliff in the coastline gets to 80 m a bit hard to find the place because its not touristy, and you have just to ask locals also you will not find it written in books! after the coffe and a bit hike to the cliff we off to the huge karst cave Skocjan, wpid-20150915_131449.jpgwe weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the cave thats bad, maybe make you the readers more excited to travel over there. seeing the third biggest underground canyon with the river inside it’s unbelievable what nature can do. in our way to our last night in ljubljana, we stopped in Bled to eat a cake. wpid-20150915_162034.jpg
ljubljana night is great, maybe i just hangout at one place but i was satisfied from the parliament bar (there is just other from the other side both of them to same owner i forgot te name).

 

 

Ljubljana —> back home to haifa, israel.
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this day we had bunch of time, our flight to back home its a bit after midnight, i dont know from what reason my friends wake up early, this i also did 😦 its other reason why we had that much time, first we head to the top point in ljubljana to view point where is the Ljubljana castle. after coming back down we had a free time that each one what ever wants (my friends wanted shopping).
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and i had the chance to make new ffriends 🙂

still we had lot of time to spend, we visited to more spots the first was kranj for lunch and the second was Skopja Loka for ice cream, then it’s over off to the airport.

Have you been in slovenia?

share you experience please or any tip for my next time traveling there 🙂

 

two nights in Zell am See

We started driving to austria after we arrived ljubljana the capital of slovenia of to the village Zell am see in auatria.
Via cool panoramic roads and small villages, and not on the highway because it’s boring.
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Like to find a lake and no need to what’s the name of it!

We arrived the hotel after non to stay there 2 nights. During our staying was a cheese festival so we had off to a amazing folklore evening on the villge next called kaprun. drinks, dance & cheese and nothing else need more to spend the first night with locals.
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Zell am see summer card. That thing save for us a lot of money, one of the reasons why I booked hotel, was great deal for me and also the summer card was included 😉 so that card gives in places it’s free, in others will get discounts.

So at the first day we went to the peak of “kitzsteinhorn ” close to kaprun was free for us to took the all 3 cable cars to get to 3029 m high, because we had the card.

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A bit of snow at the peak !

after that we drove to famous panoramic road “Grossglockner ” its cost 31 euro for car with the card.
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after all back to last night im zell am see, went out to look at what this village can offer at night. Have to say not much, it’s not a young city, local bars – dance bar are just 2 “K1” & “Insider”.
You will find lots of Arab signs and Arabic restaurants its a result of all the tourists from the Gulf countries. They love this place, you will see also lot of places that they own like restaurants & supermarket.

The last day wasn’t sure what to do & just plan it during driving, we end up at the early morning for a short cool hike at “Taxenbach gorge”
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it’s also free because the card. After the hike off to Hallstadt it’s a small romantic one by the lake, recommended for couples, there you can visit the oldest salt mine in the world.

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The magic card!

Around the after noon we off to slovenia to the first night at Kranjska gora very popular during the ski season.

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