Slovenia, Sasha Ghulam, Rick Steves discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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Martina sure we're looking at metro attractions of slovenia now on travel with rick steves or guides our team n sasha ghulam. They're based in. The lake bled region of the country in the foothills of the ups. That's where there's thousand year old castle hanging off a cliff in a baroque church on a little island. That's a favorite for taking wedding photographs. Sasha when pena's website is pg dash slovenia dot com pg stands for private guide. You know when we think about nature just always think of of people in slavic europe enjoying hiking and picking wildflowers and harvesting mushrooms and you know mountain herbs what what might you find in slovenia. That way yeah. If you're going to slovenia it depends a little bit on what season what month of the year coming so early spring you start picking up the flowers this is what locals do all the time and we dry them and we use them for teas and usually that procedure goes from about early april till the end of july. That's mountain flowers then usually all of september. It's the mushroom picking season. And this is something that it's just insane if you don't know about it because there's family members that are actually competing among each other. How many pechiney mushrooms. They took from the forests. We don't have real limits yet but it's an incredible experience. You know when you go and walk through the forest and then so this is a family excursions here we go with when we go all of us my mom my dad the boys us to and we all just spread around the forest and then we kind of compete who picks up the most obvious. And there's like we did blackberry my family but we never did much. There's no better thing than you see. That had a cheese. Stick out of the leafs. It's just such a nice feeling when you see it he would just scream out your lungs and say i got it. I got it described that more. Are you in. A forest were towns. We're we're in the forest so you know. Porcinis are brownish so they're like beliefs and is very hard to see them. They're very camouflage second game for like a treasure hunt almost and they grow the by the roots. But still dolittle had sticking out so if you have good. Is you see it. Usually you bring in a little stick because it's easier to kind of uncover the leaves around and it's also very important to know what is good in what he's a bad mushroom because if you don't know what you're picking you can literally kill somebody because you can poison them to be careful with your children. Absolutely they they always asked. Is this the right one. They they went they got. They founded their kids. They always ask. Just in case justice is what are your memories of mushrooms and amount of flowers. I have very limited memory about finding mushrooms because they've ever find any. My boys are way more successful with herbs Team is the expert. So i just pick whatever she tells me to pick. 'cause it's a science on its own as well you have to know what to pick and went to pick it It's being out and being to the family and then you bring a little something home which was then a mamedov. A nice walk in the footage from the winter out. And the guy with you know. If you're in the julian alps martinez who called earlier was talking about the julian alps. You can stumble on a lot of world. War one history. There is the so chipped. The social front was in the juvenile. What was the search of runs is conflict between italy and they also get an empire. The goal of italy's to conquer slovenia conquer vienna but because of their men they got stuck high up in slovenian ops so it still considered as one of the biggest modern battles in human history We have coming wave writing a farewell to arms about two arms by hemingway was set on the sort of now yes he was an emblem it an ambulance driver for the italian military. Okay was wounded but the it is set in our area. Some of the village in world war one. We're talking nineteen sixteen or something you've got people up on top of the mountain looking in the living in the rock air. It's like you had the western front where they dug trenches here. You've got desperate people parked out on rocks. On top of mouse. In desperate corner the highest the highest peak that they were fighting on his two thousand two hundred and forty four meters above sea level. That would be two thousand two hundred. The what seven thousand people over seven thousand feet. Plenty high nine meters of snow in the winter. Nineteen sixteen is still considered as the worst winter regarding the amount of snow. We got in recorded history. So it was and finally. When you're in slovenia there is a lot of mountains but there's also a lot of caves. What what might you see in caves tina. When you're in slovenia we say that in our region cars decree r. s. k. a. r. s. t. Yes our cars. Region is so rich with underground world that you see more under the ground up the ground. There's over ten thousand caves. You can see stalagmites stalactites. Stalagmites are those that go from the ground than stalactites from the from the ceiling. Right when they joined together. It's a column and they are just wonderful they're beautiful. These are massive caves caves in slovenia. That are like yeah. There's big as a stadium. He's got these rivers way down below little walkways way above and then the distance you see a portal and the latest pouring in s. And you feel like you're. You're a bit player in some scifi movie. It almost feels like that. And then when you see some of the animals that live in those caves like the human fish which is considered does the little dragon The human fish human fish here little bit a human because of the color of the skin and it has like legs and arms sticking out of the body. But it's like a gecko okay. And he's a creature that lives inside of the cave and above all of that Honeycombed subterranean you've got vineyards in some very trendy wine We do have some really good wine in our country. There's a lot to see in slovenia. This is travel with rick. Steves we've been talking with tina and sasha gulu. Let's finish our discussion of natural vena just with one special natural experience that you'd think anybody planning trip to your homeland would wanna be sure to enjoy. I'm going to say a hike. Induce for people who had fit willing to invest a certain amount of their time into this phenomenon. Abuse of his. I would say a hike into julian. Assange and tina and i would probably choose. Well same. Sasha julian alps. But since i want to go into another zone goodish cupboard. The adia is amazing. That's very close to karst and it's an area that has rolling hills looks like tuscany. Beautiful nature amazing food and amazing wine. Let's make sure people know garesh goaty but the g. o. r. i s. k. a. And now i was taught you have to have a vowel and this is b. r. d. a. and two syllables. Where's the vowel tend to be a little lazy with us. We've heard your greece burda and it's It's it's just a beautiful. It's also another winegrowing. Region growing region is a beekeeping. It's just it's beautiful. You've got everything you're looking for items.

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