FLOATING CASTLE FESTIVAL: MUSIC, PUPPETS, JUGGLING and A BIKE.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BIKE & CAMPOUT IS HERE.

Someone told me about the FLOATING CASTLE FESTIVAL when I was at the Kranj Fest last week.  I was on the fence about going, but on Friday I packed up and took the bus to Sneznik Castle.  Camping for only 5 euro + 20 euro for a 2 day all events pass.  It’s  a weekend of music, puppet shows, comedy juggling, and yep Slovenian Crafted beer.  Watch out Portland & Oregon, we’re taking over.

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NICE ADDITION AND SAVING SOME OLD TOO

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ROUTE FROM BUS STATION TO SNEZNIK CASTLE

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TENT CITY

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VW BEER VAN, I MAY HAVE HAD ONE OR 2?

Music is the main focus, there was music all around the castle and with various stages in the woods too.  My favorite band from Skofja Loka, THE DREAMS, played.  I know the guitar player some and after the show, he brought me beer.  I thought you were suppose to buy the artist the beer?  I wish I could count how often that happens.  I felt like I stepped back in time, there were “hippies” everywhere.  I consider myself an old hippy, but we’re talking young hippies.

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SNEZNIK CASTLE

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I FELT LIKE I STEEPED BACK TO MY HIPPY DAYS.

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VOCAL GROUP

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AT THE ARTIST & VENDOR CAMPOUT

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FYI, I WAS HERE FIRST!

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THE DREAMS, SOUTHERN ROCK COVERS,LOTS OF ALLMAN BROTHERS!

 

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I LOVE HIPPY CHICKS

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COFFEE AND STORY TELLING

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SHE LET ME RUN BETWEEN HER LEGS! WHEN I CAME OUT THE “OTHER” SIDE I GOT A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE WATCHING.

Here’s some more sights and sounds from the event.

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INSIDE THE CASTLE COURTYARD BEFORE THE TOUR.

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WALL PAPER FROM INSIDE THE CASTLE

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THIS GUY IS THE “CARROT TOP” OF THE FAIR.  A PROP COMEDIAN.

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ART SHOW PAINTING

I really love going to events in Slovenia, they’re never packed, shoulder to shoulder.  There’s lots of attendees, but no pushing or shoving, just fun.

I’ve been wanting to go to the coast, I’m halfway.  Someone suggest riding to Postojna and taking the bus/train, either Koper or back to Ljubljana?  The ride to Postojna was nearly car free most of the way.

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ZERO TRAFFIC

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WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO BE LOOKING OUT FOR?

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IN A CAR? IT’S PROBABLY TOO LATE BY THE TIME YOU SEE A FROG ON THE ROAD.

The first bus/train is to Ljubljana, so there I go. I  go back to Ljubljana and will visit the coast soon (tomorrow Aug.2)  It’s courtesy to tip the bus driver for putting your bike on board. ( he didn’t charge me, just the tip:), I have no idea why?
Thanks for reading,
Jeff

For all you Allman Brother fans, here’s The Dreams.

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DEAR SLOVENIA, PLEASE READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT IT.

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