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Well, funny days........ Actually extremely pleasant days, it's only my translating that gets in the way of even better time with Andre and Olivier in Slovenia. I guess my vacation plans changed a bit due to some stuff I couldn't predict for September, so I had a shitload of stuff to translate, meaning also that I wasn't able to be with the boys as much as I wanted it to be and they had to parade around Slovenia with Igor. But I managed a wonderful Saturday in a Western most region of Slovenia, a region known for its fantastic red wines. The region is calles Goriška Brda and it's not only the wine that's good there. Mitja mitjablazic  also comes from that part of Slovenia and on the way back we stopped in a really great old restaurants of his parents and I have to say his mother really took very good care of us. A perfect ending of a perfect day. I am beat, so I will let the pictures do the talking.

And tomorrow off to island Rab in Croatia, so LJ will have even less me to care about in the next few days. Be good, okay? :)


Yes, it was that pretty.




The Dobrovo castle. Good wine and good cheese and lovely service.


Still Dobrovo and O and A.

 
Downside looking up and inside looking out. A tower that not all of us enjoyed climbing onto and a look from the restaurant I mentioned. It's called Turn and it's located in a village called Šmartno.


And this........ is Šmartno. Mitja's restaurant is on the right.


Post-meal Iggy.


One more tower, just because I like it.
 



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bygbrat
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
oh my, what a beautiful place!!!!! i love the photos! :D
paterson_si
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
I am telling you. Slovenia should be your next destination. :)
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tilia_tomentosa
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Hello again, cuties! :)
paterson_si
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
I will tell them in the morning when they wake up. :)
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paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Tower was really spectacular. :)
zedsled
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Iggy is just too cute!
paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
I have an eye, right? :)
madknits
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
I was thinking London or Ireland next summer.

Maybe it should be Slovenia instead.
paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
It certainly should. :)
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inbhirnis
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
I remember we had a nice Chardonnay from Mitja's region when we ate by the river at a restaurant in central Ljubljana. I would love to see your wine country if - WHEN - I visit your lovely country again.

That tower looks SO scary!
paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
And much, much, much more. :)
jeremymlad
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Awww! Have FUN!
paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
I plan to. :)
christopher575
Aug. 17th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Do you have any info about the stair tower? I'd like to submit it to the Stair Porn blog. :)
paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
It stands in the village Gonjače, it's actually a WW2 monument. 24 metres high, 122 stairs. :)
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paterson_si
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Yes......... He does a lot of that.
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cajuncountry
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Wonderful as usual.

Have fun in Croatia.
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, Ernie! :) Croatia was fun, just a little too hot.
dendren
Aug. 17th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
so beautiful. wish I was there right now!
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Oh, we'd have fun! :)
dan4behr
Aug. 17th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm...wine.

Seriously, those pictures are wonderful. I've often thought that if Slovenia had a GLBT tourist office, you should be the head official of that agency. You've already sold me on it. We've gotta work on Brian though....
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
What can I do to help? :)
vksi
Aug. 17th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
ah, Iggy ...
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
ah, indeed.....

soon. :)
herbe
Aug. 17th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
the tower reminds me of Castelian.


herb+
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
And it was trembling in the wind..... :)
artifeks
Aug. 18th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Šmartno. Prva hiša, ko prideš skozi obzidje. No, prvi dve. Naši. :) In košček vinograda, tisti naprej od pokopališča, naš. :) Enkrat prideš tudi k meni na obisk. :)



My favorite village. <3<3<3


p.s.: Se da dobit polno resolucijo panoramske fotke Šmartnega? I want it to be my new wallpaper. :)



Edited at 2009-08-18 02:59 am (UTC)
paterson_si
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
SUPER vas je Šmartno! Ampak res.

Seveda se da sliko dobit. Kam pošljem?
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mitjablazic
Sep. 1st, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
WOW!!! My hometown!
paterson_si
Sep. 1st, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yes. And it was lovely, lovely, lovely. :)
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