When I told people about where I was headed to this time, I repeatedly heard: “Slovenia? Where the hell is that?”
Pretty far off from anything resembling our own home town of Düsseldorf, Germany, 5 of my dearest friends and I settled down for nearly a week in a small house literally in the middle of nowhere in the mountains, about an hour from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.
Check out this post if you want to read more about 2-week trip to Slovenia.
After having spent the first night camping in Bavaria right by the Königssee, we headed through Austria (what a scenic drive that was!) and towards our house, which was right by Lake Bohinj. We had found the house, pretty much by chance, on Airbnb while looking for a place surrounded by nature, giving us the chance to do a lot of hiking, canoeing, kayaking and more. And that is exactly what we did the entire week.
While in Bavaria the weather was definitely not on our side (We had to pitch our tents in the rain and take them back down in the rain, yay!), the more South we drove, the better the weather got. Until our last night in Slovenia, the weather was absolutely perfect. Here are some impressions of our week in the mountains:
If you ever get the chance to take a trip to a place completely off the grid, please take it!! I cannot tell you how (re-) energizing it is to actually be out in nature without WIFI, no city noises, no cars, just the subtle ringing of cow bells from the next paddock.
There were entire evenings and days where we wouldn’t even once look at our phones, unless it was to check the time (which hardly ever happened either, because we just let the time pass) and I can tell you: Without our phones constantly in our hands we actually talked for hours, made music together, read books and just enjoyed nature and each other’s company. I always find it hard to imagine this when caught up in everyday life, but through doing this you really can connect with people and your surroundings on a deeper level.
To read more about my 2-week trip to Slovenia, check out this post.
Have you ever been to Slovenia? Have you ever taken a trip purely to be in nature or have been completely off the grid? What was it like for you?