Week seven of our travels, and it’s all coming to a rapid end. We can feel the road weariness slowly inveloping us – strange having just spent a week relaxing like we’ve not done on any other holiday.Â We’ve seen great things this week and learned a lot about Western preconceptions about things we really know nothing or little about.
Day 196 â€“ Heat
It’s so hot that the only way to cope is being near the water all the time. We spent most of these hot afternoons under the trees, dipping whenever we needed. It was too hot in the house, so this was perfect for nap time too.
Day 197 â€“ An Icy Day
Actually it was an unnaturally hot day â€“ we were melting in the shade. I do not believe that humans were meant to exist in these temperatures. So my sister and I ate ice cream. Our very survival depended on it. Twice. Really.
Day 198 â€“ My Lady in White
Just another lazy beach day, trying to escape the scorching sun.
Day 199 â€“ Korcula
We had a bit of a touristy day and took the ferry from Orebic to Korcula. It’s a fantastic island, loved, I’m told, by celebrities, and I can see why. Beautiful beaches, amazing boats, great icecream and beautiful scenery (and bars, clubs and restaurants that we didn’t visit), I’m pretty sure this is a party paradise when the sun goes down.
A last day at the beach, packing, eating before setting off for an overnight drive to Slovenia. It was a tough day. Leaving my sister is always hard, but now that Ameli has such an attachment to her, it makes it even harder.Â Here’s Ameli and I swimming in the rain, beneath a rainbow – such a symbol of promise and of hope.
Day 201 â€“ Slovenia
I have been totally bowled over by Slovenia. I had no idea it was so beautiful. According to the tourist brochure, they’ve been independent from the rest of the Eastern block countries for many years, and it is evident in their architecture, infrastructure and people. What a beautiful country it is. I wish we had more time here.
This was our ill-fated log cabin. Everything was great, except for the big gap between the roof and the wall where the spiders came in. We felt that was not ideal for Ameli, since we didn’t know anything about Slovenian spiders and these looked pretty mean!
A beautiful European city â€“ we had no idea what we were going to find here, and it was well worth the visit.