Thanks for waiting for this post. I’ve been super busy here in Skofja Loka. I’ve been in Skofja Loka mostly, but still traveling some to Albania, Hungary, Czech, Germany, Montenegro and Croatia. Most of these countries are within the same distances as my entire home state of Oregon.
Slovenian language is VERY difficult, but no worries (so far). With a population of 2 million, 60% speak English. All students are required to take English classes and the fact that 70% of internet content is in English, doesn’t hurt either.
When Natasa and I first got back from America, it was like Christmas in June. Both Natasa and Sara got Apple Iphones. This has turned out (so far) to be a great addition to communicating and socializing.
I love to cook and now that 3 of us are sharing the kitchen we needed more room.
i really enjoy being able to make our lives easier and fun. This is the first time in my life I have the time to work on projects around the house, somewhat stress free. I cook meals, make zucchini bread, cookies, I go shopping at the farmers market. Natasa seems to be enjoying having Mr. Mom here.
People are always asking me how I like it here is Skojfa Loka. I tell them, if you’ve every seen the T.V. series from the 60’s called THE PRISONER, well I feel like the main character. He lives in a village, where life is perfect. The cafes have people sipping coffee, there’s concerts in the park, it sometimes feels unreal.
For a city to be great it must have bicycle events and we had several pass through Skofja Loka this summer.
Every bike race has to have a rest stop to recharge.
Having bike events pass through Skofja Loka is pretty cool. But really the local riding is so awesome too. I can climb a mountain, ride along a river, ride through the cornfields and best of all it’s nearly all car-free.
After my Mr. Mom chores are done, the rest of the day is mine to do as I want and biking is on that list.
I find in the Slovenian people to be quite self-sufficient. The farmers work hard, I’ve seen them using their tractors at night with the headlights on!
I respect the hard working nature of the Slovenians. I’ve had several of my own business’s since I was 16, I’m a hard worker. Natasa? She makes me look lazy, she’s a kick ass worker. It’s hard to get here to sit down sometimes.
Natasa had to go with her job on a weekend retreat.
I stayed in Izola last summer for nearly a week, but this time I wanted to bike to Koper for a full day. I still find visiting museums and historical places interesting and fun.
Billy Idol still looks like the cover of his first album, hasn’t aged a bit. (sunscreen?)
I go for a bathroom break, the world cup soccer was going on and soccer fever was everywhere, even in the bathroom urinal.
Back in Skofja Loka,
I’ve saw this during my first visit to Skofja Loka, first days of school celebration?
Thanks for reading, I have some free time now and will be posting Part II very soon.
Even in winter, biking is awesome. Like skiing, just dress for the weather and you will never have to put your bike away for the winter.
One thought on “LIFE IN SKOFJA LOKA, SLOVENIA (PART I)”
It is so nice to see you so happy!!! I love how you talk about the work of yourself and others. Hugs all around.