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KAMFEST & VELENJE is “BEST BEACH IN SLOVENIA”

I was bike touring around Slovenia, with Stanley from France, a few years ago.  We stumbled into Kamniks Festival-KamFest.  They filled the old town with high quality crafts, chopper bicycle show, food, music and “FREE BEER” from Mali Grad Brewery.  I biked back last week, to re-live this great event.

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THE RAISED & SEPARATED BIKE PATH MAKE PARTS A SAFE-ENJOYABLE RIDE.

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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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THE GOOD TIMES IN AMERICA, I’LL MISS OREGON.

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I had a super time here in America.  The bicycle tour from Portland to Death Valley was my super dream bicycle tour.  I heard “your living the dream” multiple times from the people I met.  I feel lucky, at 62 that I’m healthy and have the motivation to continually seek adventure.  I also did the bike tour to reaffirm my choice to move to the EU.  No question about it, the EU’s social & economic values are more representative of my values.
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WHAT I SAW ON MY FAREWELL AMERICA BIKE TOUR, AN ENVIRONMENTAL VIEW. MILLENNIAL’S (Y)OUR SAVIORS?

I have so many thoughts about what I saw while biking through Oregon and California. Since high school the environment has always been a major concern (religion) to me.  I was proudly recycling bottles & cans back in 1972.  Back then my Dad told me it was cheaper and easier to just throw them away, as he was throwing a beer bottle into the garbage.  46 years later lots of America’s still have that attitude.  The worlds resources are just for them to use once and toss into the garbage.
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