Kranjska Gora Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
February 16th, 2007 – by: tamsynj
We arrived in Kranjska Gora with no accommodation and basically no information whatsoever! We went straight to the tourist office who found us a room for €15 a night (bargain!) which was basically a room in someone's house, but it was fine. Again, the snow wasn't particularly great, but it was better than at Maribor.
Our first day there I made a complete fool of myself (I'd just like to say it was only my second time skiing). It was before our lesson and I basically got off a T-bar lift too early, lost my ski, and then slid ALL the way down the slope. They stopped the lift, so I tried to stop myself by crashing into people on the way down. Noone was particularly pleased with that! I also had a few spectacular somersaults, and also me taking my skis off and walking down cos I panicked when I saw what I had to go down!! But after our lesson, where I learnt how to parallel ski, I was fine, in fact I improved so much, we went down the 'Polygon' - a mix of red and black slopes.
Nightlife in Kranjska Gora is limited, but good fun. We went out with our ski instructor, and therefore all the other instructors. We met two Australians and two English guys, o ne of whom owned a bar there. We spent an awful lot of money in Vopa (the bar!) but the restaurants weren't too expensive. We normally bought breakfast from the supermarket, lunch from one of the cafes on the slopes, and then dinner in the restaurant.
Internet access was a nightmare, there was one hotel that offered access, but only one computer worked, it was extortionately priced, very slow, and limited to 15mins!
Leaving KG was difficult - we'd met so many people and had such a great time there. But I'd messed up my knee on a black run on the very last day and was incapable of walking, let alone skiing, so even if we had stayed I wouldn't have been able to do anything!
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