Hi guys! Welcome to my new post. Man and nature have always been inseparable, only when people sometimes make bad things by their behavior and actions. Nature is good and forgiving everything, but we need to know that it can’t take a long time, and it is necessary to help nature.
Travel is a wonderful thing. A man sees new cultures, sees something new. With the help of the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) I’ve got the chance to meet Slovenia and at least to enjoy in it for a moment.
Welcome to Kamnik!
After visiting Celje, with great excitement mom and I continued our adventure. Beautiful landscapes, mountains, forests look like a fairy tale. During my journey, I was thinking about my childhood when my father and I were researching forests in Serbia and when I first got on the skis. These are memories that always reminds me to winter magic and whenever I see mountains and forests, I would like to have a cup of warm tea. I know, I’m a dreamer…
I was barely waiting to get to Kamnik and to feel the fresh air. Kamnik is the name of the city, but at the same time also the name of surrounding area in central Slovenia. This is a place that can fulfill all your expectations. Whether you are a hiker, skier, or you want to feel the magic of the city and you want to know more about the cultural treasury, Kamnik is right place for you.
My first destination: source of Kamniška Bistrica river. Looks like a fairy tale… I had the feeling that I’m on the set of the famous “Harry Potter” movie. Being in the Alps and enjoying such a beauty, for one Saturday afternoon, is more than enough. Mission accomplished!
We must continue our journey, there is not much time for talking. We all know for the pictures how much is important the daylight. I went to see the gorges Veliki Predaselj and Mali Predaselj present the narrowest part of the riverbed of the Kamniška Bistrica. The gorge Veliki Predaselj is 30m deep at it’s deepest part, a beautiful scenery! Maybe it’s a little cold there, but when you see something like that in your life, the other part of you who is ready for the adventure will simply order you to move on!
This is one of the moments in a lifetime that is not so easy to forget. Of course the picture above you see is zoomed, because I wanted to show you that wonderful color of water. I’m speechless!
In the Kamniška Bistrica valley you can also visit the Hunting lodge of King Alexander I Karadjordjevic. I was not able to visit it this time because of the lack of time, but the house is so pretty and built by famous architect Jože Plečnik. I will tell you more about him in the next post, the man was brilliant, he was absolutely genious.
Now a little treat for all lovers of mountain tourism. I’m sure you know those sweet mountain huts. On the Velika Planina there are huts and people can enjoy their beauty. Some people who are simply not able to hike because of health condition or for some other reasons, such as parents with small children? Now there is also a special resort (SLOVENIA ECO RESORT). Slovenia Eco Resort is a place where you can feel the spirit of the Velika Planina and you can also enjoy a variety of dishes and outdoor activities.
I feel in love with Eco-village. It’s interesting that tourist season is open all year long because they have extremely developed outdoor activities such as hiking. These ducks were so friendly and sympathetic, and some of them were following me all the time, even when they noticed that I had nothing to give them to eat, they didn’t leave me. Maybe they liked my camera, so they wanted to be my models. 🙂
The eco-village has several huts that are very comfortable, the food is amazing, and I could notice it on the happy faces of the children. Children always know what’s the best. When you want to relax, you can use the sauna. If you would like to know more about this Eco Village, just visit this LINK.
It was time for little Marko to learn something new. Maybe I came a little late, but the town’s beauty didn’t disappear in the night. Street lamps, the architecture of the city itself, has made me to fall in love this small charming town at first sight. Small places hide huge secrets. So I heard many stories, one of them is a Legend about Countess Veronika.
As I always I will try to explain you the myth in the shortest way. Veronika was a lonely, evil Countess who lived in her castle in Kamnik. The legend says that she was so evil that she refused the request of three brothers who wanted to become priests and to set up the new church. The legend also says that she would turn herself into a serpent by her curse instead of giving money for that purpose. The curse was filled, Veronica turned into a snake, and the country swallowed her. The End…
Myth about Veronica is still a story that intrigues many people. Veronica has become much more than the legend, it has become the symbol of the Kamnik. Not only that, but also the children’s festival and the famous autumn festival in Kamnik carries her name. Interesting!
This view is just wonderful, isn’t it? Kamnik is an ideal city for people who want to discover something new. As I said, a small treasure chest of culture.
Did you know that there is the first edition of the Bible in the church library in Kamnik? Really impressive! It is only very important to know that you have to announce your arrival couple of hours in advance or one day in advance. You can do it with the help of the Tourist Information Center or with the help of a local guide in Kamnik.
I’m really interested to know one thing. Have you seen something unusual on the photo above? Please write down in comments if you see something strange. 🙂
I wanted to show you a detail, but at the end, a pretty picture of the city came out. 🙂
The old part of the town is beautiful, you just have the feeling that someone has briefly “teleported” you in the golden age of this town. Just amazing feeling!
We were little tired, but very happy because we had a chance to visit this wonderful town. With wonderful memories and with last atoms of strength we continued our trip. So guys, we came to the end of the second post in this special adventure in Slovenia. Next week I will take you to Ljubljana – the city of Jože Plečnik. I sincerely hope you liked this post and would like to hear your opinion. If you haven’t read my previous post about my trip in Celje, you can do it now! LINK
This post is sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board (STO).