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    AROUND SLOVENIA: ŠUNIKOV VODNI GAJ

    In the beginning of the August we spent a week in Posočje, exploring a part of Slovenia we rarely visit. One day we visited beautiful nature park called Šunkov vodni gaj with numerous waterfalls and pools. None of us have been there before and looking back we are asking ourselves how so, because it really blew our minds. You reach the natural park driving through the Lepena valley. As you pass the Lepena camp, a few more kilometres and you come upon a sign “Šunikov vodni gaj”, where you leave the car. Hint: come early because it can get very busy during high tourist season. Luckily we chose foggy day,…

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    ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF GRAN CANARIA – ROQUE NUBLO

    I would say we were quite lucky with the weather on our previous hikes, for example on the highest peak of Tenerife (whole post about it here: https://majalampe.com/2018/07/27/on-the-highest-peak-of-spain-el-teide-3718m-and-getting-mountain-sickness/) as well as on the highest peak of Madeira ( whole post about it here: https://majalampe.com/2019/07/16/a-hike-to-the-highest-peak-of-madeira-pico-ruivo/). This time luck was not on our side haha, but we still had a great time, since it was not just about the destination but we enjoyed the whole experience. I have to admit we did not pay a lot of attention to the weather forecast, but just picked a random day to go to the mountains instead. From the coast (where we stayed) the weather…

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    CHASING LAST WARM AUTUMN DAYS AT ZELENICA

    Autumn hikes and photos have really become one big hit of Instagram. Everyone I know (also the ones who never hike) went “out of their comfort zone” and embarked on a hunt for golden/yellow – colored larch trees. I mean it’s admirable if other’s photos motivate you so much, you go hiking yourself, but the question remains – did you go for yourself or for that photo to prove others you’ve been there as well? A few of my friends went to the most popular autumn hiking destination in Slovenia – Slemenova Špica. I used to hike there every autumn (and still do -“out of season”) but not for the…

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    A HIKE TO THE HIGHEST PEAK OF MADEIRA: PICO RUIVO

    Hike to Pico Ruivo is probably on every hiker’s bucket list when visiting Madeira, and that’s exactly how it got on our bucket list as well! The most challenging variable of this hike was of course – the weather. If bad weather conditions previously enabled us to have one of the most famous waterfalls in Madeira to ourselves (read more about it here: https://majalampe.com/2019/06/16/madeira-25-fontes-waterfall/) , it was different this time. The main reason behind our decision to hike on Pico Ruivo were promising views over the whole island, so in case of fog there was no point in going. We would check the weather at Pico Ruivo for the next…

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    MADEIRA: VISITING BOTANICAL GARDENS

    In my previous post I’ve promised my next one will be about our hike to the highest peak of Madeira, but it’s been a busy week so I am coming to you with a bit less time consuming post. I want to have more time for the post about the hike, I don’t want it to be rushed. To continue the “Madeira series”, one day we’ve visited botanical gardens situated in Funchal, the capital of Madeira. The weather was cloudy, which was perfect for a bit more laid back day. If you follow my blog for some time you might know, regarding to a place we are visiting, we always…