Short ride into Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city.
Big rain enroute, but only for about 10km. Had to pull over and dress in my waterproof trousers.
The rain stopped-ish as I pulled into a parking spot near the main post office. Where a wonderful lady produced a box and packing material. Job done. Beer glasses mailed. No need to enquire about courier companies, and buying boxes 🙂
This left me free, for the rest of the day.
First stop. A cup of tea.
Added a chat with Barry.
Then a walkabout. The rain had stopped, and the sun was peeking out.
Not much history in the buildings. The Allies bombed Maribor lots. Destroyed 47% of it. But most air-forces are poor at hitting anything they are aiming at. Less than 1% accuracy in WWII.
Church and the main square are in good shape today. And there are parts of the old walls along the river. As well as a river walkway.
All setup for a music festival. Cuban and Jazz tonight.
Sight-seeing done. Arrived back at the bike, I saddled up and rode to my B&B. It was just over 4km across the river.
Unpacked just my go-bag.
Covered up the bike. Not enough distance ridden to require TLC. That’s the “trouble” with Europe. hahahaha
Started some planning.
Yesterday, back in Zalec, Zitya (barmaid/receptionist/waitress) asked if I had planned this trip. I told her that it took 3yrs to setup. But in looking back these last few weeks, I realised that I had only planned a detailed itinerary to get me from the UK to Malta, thence to Napoli. But after that, I was following suggestions, and just what I felt like. Any planning was only to get me to the next spot. Or close to the next spot. And options.
Today I have looked a little bit wider.
One thing is that I wanted to be in Croatia for their next game. Kreso is from Zagreb. So July 1st, Canada Day, that is where I will be. In Zagreb. Watching Croatia beat Denmark. Should be a party. Unless Schmeichel is at his brilliant best.
Hey! It’s as good an excuse as any for this trip! hahahaha
Hotels are booked.
So! Time for supper.
Was asked as I was leaving, where I wanted to go. I said supper. They said they could oblige. I asked for schnitzel. And 30mins. Needed the walk. Sitting is the new smoking 😉
Returned to a supper built for two……
Almost finished it. Chips were real 🙂 So was the schnitzel 🙂
Took a great deal of effort, to get up the stairs and into bed 🙂
Thursday up to TaiChi and a small breakfast. Seriously. After last night’s supper! And the price was reasonable 🙂
Headed out to Celje.
See you there.