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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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    AZORES: A PLACE WHERE I SAID “YES”

    Huh, okay here we go again. I can start this post by “it’s been a while”, like any other post I’ve written recently. I had no time to write blog posts on the top of everything else that’s been going on for the last couple of months, so that’s the main reason why there’s been a lack of posts. How original of me, I know. I’ve finally decided to write a bit about our engagement. I know some of you requested I share our story, so that’s what I’m doing. And I don’t want this post to come up as some “blogger sharing their amazing story of how they got…

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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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    HIKE TO NANOS HILL (AND PREPARING FOR A TRIP)

    This hike was another very spontaneous decision. After a busy week we were lying in our bed on Friday night, just before falling asleep, when it occured to us – if we sleep in tomorrow, there won’t be much from that day. “Do you want to go somewhere tomorrow?” “You mean, on a trip?” “Sure.” “Well, I am kind of running out of the ideas. I don’t want to go the seaside again, because it gets too crowded on weekends” “Actually, I had something different in mind. Maybe something more active. Want to go for a hike, I was thinking about Nanos?” “Great, Nanos it is!” That’s exactly how we…