Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora Travel Blog

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We had to get a train from MAribor to Ljubljana and then a bus from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora. I can't remember how long it took us, bt we had enough time in Ljubljana to eat lunch! (We didn't get the opportunity to wander round, but I've already been to Ljubljana so I didn't mind all that much)

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.
Laura with the guys (James, Jay, Tim and Alex) It was a very heavy night!
It was much more of a resort though - very little to do outside of the town itself. We went to Intersport to get our equipment and everything. We also arranged for a private lesson so  we got a discount which was good!

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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Laura with the guys (James, Jay, T…
Laura with the guys (James, Jay, …
Laura towards the end of the night…
Laura towards the end of the nigh…
Note the rather LRAGE bottle of vo…
Note the rather LRAGE bottle of v…
Me looking rather balloon-like in …
Me looking rather balloon-like in…
Our last night - Laura with Tim, a…
Our last night - Laura with Tim, …
Me, Laura and Natalija
Me, Laura and Natalija
Jay looking frightfully scary!
Jay looking frightfully scary!
ME with my usual vodka orange!!
ME with my usual vodka orange!!
LAura with Mr Scary Ski Instructor…
LAura with Mr Scary Ski Instructo…
View of the slopes
View of the slopes
Night skiing
Night skiing
LAura at the top of one of the slo…
LAura at the top of one of the sl…
Note the group of people on the ri…
Note the group of people on the r…
Good old Slovenian beer!
Good old Slovenian beer!
Random picture on the wall, remind…
Random picture on the wall, remin…
Attempting to ice skate at 4am aft…
Attempting to ice skate at 4am af…
View of the second part of the bla…
View of the second part of the bl…
Me and Alex
Me and Alex
The little van we hitchiked in fro…
The little van we hitchiked in fr…
585 km (364 miles) traveled
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