Well today I was a tourist in the town of Ljubjlana – I could cycle through this Country in two days but why waste such a beautiful experience. The people are friendly, cycling roads EVERYWHERE (There are cycle lanes all over the city and leading to and from the city). I am 10km from city and there is a cycle path on the footpath the whole way into – really great to see. Leaves the cars to not get interrupted and the cyclists ride hassle free. I also took a short cable car ride to see the whole of Ljubljana and then rode to a WW1 war museum – it was a jam packed day – gotta make the most of it huh?
Anyway so today was spent doing a free 2.5 hour city tour with a guide who was great and explained so much around the city – I gave a donation at the end don’t worry – I may be Dutch but i’m not that tight. I won’t bore you with the facts and figures – just a couple stupid things that I laughed at.
Apparently milk dispensers are big in Slovenia now (see photo) – you pay a certain amount of money and out comes the milk. It is straight from the cow from farmers in the district and unpasteurised and I wasn’t game to try it because she said it does contain bacteria. Not that i’m soft but drinking weird things in a different country…I don’t fancy being sick and cycling 5 hours.
Anyway – onto the next thing – the padlocks you see in the photo is a form of a symbol of love – it formalises the bond between two people when they get married – I put one on but I am smart……I put one on with a combination lock….think about it hehehehe.
The war museum was great – I learned a lot about WW1 and Slovenia’s (or yugoslavia’s) involvement – I didn’t take any pictures though – don’t know why – it didn’t feel right I think.
Tomorrow I chose to follow a dedicated bike route through little towns and off secondary roads but hills – that’s a first for me (on purpose anyway) wish me luck – good night/morning.
Thought for the day
My Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires – from last three tours have done almost three thousand Km’s and I have received my first puncture yesterday – damn roads with sharp limestone rocks on them -ruined my record