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WHO NEEDS A CAR WITH A TRAIN AND A BIKE! KOPER, PIRAN & IZOLA

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A couple winters ago the Slovenian winter storms damaged the train route from Ljubljana to Koper, at the coast.  I heard they repaired the problems and you could now ride the train all the way to Koper.  Last time I went to the coast I borrowed Natasa’s car, this time I’m taking the train.
The train was 30 mins. late leaving because it was waiting for a train from Germany to make a connection. I got to sit up front with the guy driving the train, we spoke some English too! I only had 10 minutes to make my train connection. I missed my connection and ended up putting my bike on the bus the rest of the way to Koper (for free).

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10 MINUTES AFTER I ARRIVED IT STARTED POURING RAIN, BREAKFAST AND COFFEE TILL THE STORM PASSED-RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

30 minutes of rain stopped, I then headed to Piran, Slovenia.  I rode past Izola, but was planning to go there after Piran.

I’m so lucky to be in good enough shape to enjoy all these biking adventures.  Speaking of luck someone did a study and said luck doesn’t just happen.  Talk to the people around you, be truly interested in them, share your knowledge and insights with others. Talk to people in the bank/post office line.  I do this all the time, it drives Natasa crazy Slovenians are somewhat reserved.  She’s always saying how lucky I am, there’s a reason.  One more thing, put your cell-phone down and talk to the person right next to you, the world will be a better place.
In Piran I  stayed at the Val Hostel   it was super awesome, right in the heart of the old town. For only $22 euro I got a private room with a sink (bathroom/shower down the hall)  and a super breakfast.  I highly recommend anyone to stay there.


I had 2 days in Piran, so ventured into the hills with my bike.  Lots of dead end google map routes, i  finally got to the top,

I wanted to take a different route back to Izola, it was different all right. I climbed so many hills I couldn’t count them all.  The tunnel saves so much time (climbing), I get the tunnel thing now, holy shit.

I love Izola and the HOSTEL ALIETI. This is my 3rd time here,  They are so friendly to me, it’s like home.

I (we) decided I could  stay an extra day so I could attend the Sweets Festival in Koper.  It’s Slovenia and it’s sweets, I could only imagine.

It only rained for a 1/2 hour the first day.  I swam nearly everyday, ate great food, chocolate  and now it’s time to get back to Skofja Loka.  I grabbed the bus back, to bring the bike the driver wanted enough money for a coffee, 1 euro for the bike.
I had a gardening business for 25 years, so I had to get a picture of this kids shirt, on the bus.

PUSH IT PUSH IT

PUSH IT PUSH IT “REAL GOOD”

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I’m putting this picture here because I’m going to Paris, Dec. 7-14.  One to visit Paris and the other to attend the World Climate Change Conference–as a protester because we all know like every other Climate conference, never an agreement or reduction, just an agreement to meet again.  Meat and meat production causes over 50% of greenhouse gases, please avoid meat and especially beef.  Go watch the movie COWSPIRACY , it’s on Netflix now.
SIX EUROPEAN COUNTRIES GOING CAR-FREE
Thanks and have a great day.
Jeff

and here’s a new band DIIV