Slovenia

The Savica falls and Lake Bohinj

This is an old favourite of mine and apparently for many Brits as well as during my short visit there saw countless UK reg cars on the roads. The Savica waterfall is part of the Sava Bohinjka river which is joined by the Sava Dolinka near Radovljica to form the Sava river. That in turns flows into the Danube at Belgrade which discharges into the Black Sea. The 71-metre waterfall is fed by the Triglav Lakes and flows into the Bohinj lake.

Trekking the hills of Snowdon

Ever since I moved to Wales 2 years ago I had a quiet wish to climb the highest peak in this country - Snowdon. Last weekend was showing to be a perfect opportunity to fulfil that wish. I was working only till 12 pm and the forecast was for sunshine and high temperatures stretching way into the following week. Getting some good literature, so you know what your are doing, is very advisable.

Great Treffgarne Mountain

This walk seemed the muddiest of them all, in fact I am wandering how exactly to wash my walking shoes and the washing machine is getting to be the favourite. This is the walk no. 32 and can easily be combined with no. 33 (Treffgarne Gorge) as they both start from the same point. That was actually my plan but my walking shoes got filled with lots of lovely mud hindering any furter hikes that day.

The Queen to visit Slovenia

I was very surprised to hear that the British Queen Elisabeth II. is to visit Slovenia soon. **[Buckingham Palace](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_Palace) press releases** **ANNOUNCEMENT OF STATE VISITS TO SLOVENIA AND SLOVAKIA** **26 June 2008** **THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN** The Queen and [The Duke of Edinburgh](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697611) will pay [State Visits](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_visit) to: Slovenia, at the invitation of President [Dr Danilo Tuerk](http://www.up-rs.si/up-rs/uprs-eng.nsf); and [Slovakia](http://maps.

No smoking, please

I see that Slovenia is quite behind the smoking ban that is in the process of being inforced across the EU. I arrived in Wales on the 7th of April and that was the weekend, when the ban started here. There was no big deal, however we will see what will happen in a few months time when the temperature drops. The ban was enforced just before the summer and it was followed by a very warm period.