Discovering Slovenia – part 2 towns and villages

Ptuj, is reputedly the oldest town in Slovenia

Its in the north east not far from the Hungarian border and was a rest point after a to long ride to Romania, the Black Sea and crossing Hungary.

The local wine delish

And as I approached 12000km of travel on my Moto Guzzi

The Ptuj thermal centre was a welcome indulgence.

As was the time to enjoy the Art festival and castle

Brežice was my first stop I Slovenia as I headed east to the Black Sea.

It was my stay here the beauty of the countryside, the town, its Art and the people that made me commit to focus my time in Slovenia on my return west.

Discovering Slovenia – part 1 Ljubljana

Slovenia, the little country that is was the suprise package of my tour.

Its people, it’s varied beauty and the people.

Adjacent the old Austro/Hungarian castle a little statue marks the long struggle for independence.

Uprising against the Habsburg Empire from the 1400s, brutal occupation by Italy/Germany in WW2

Finally independent in 1990.

But as the music flows through beautiful Ljubljana the tragedies of the past are lost in the capital’s beauty.

After the sprawling mass of Budapest Ljubljana was a gem to discover.