Arrival in Slovenia

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We took the train from Munich to Ljubljana via Salzburg. We weren't sure if Nicole was going to be let into the country as there was a slightly technical complication which even stumped the German customs police in Munich. Basically Slovenia joined the European Union this year and as Nicole had a Shengen visa she should have been fine. However the whole process of joining the EU is phased in over time so although they adopted the Euro earlier in the year they were not part of Shengen yet until 28 December 2007 or something like that. However from some sources we were told that nonetheless the border controls were quite relaxed about this and a Shengen visa should be fine.

Being somewhat uncertain of what would happen though we only bought tickets to the Austrian/Slovenian border at Jesenice and waited to see what would happen there. As we had been told, it turned out to not be a problem and we then just bought the remaining ticket to Ljubljana on the train which actually turned out to be cheaper than if we had bought it in Germany.

In Ljubjana Janja picked us up and drove us to her grandmothers house in Kostanjevica (na Krka [I hope the spelling is ok]).
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