Tour de Slovenia - Velika planina

Hi there, it is me again.

It is time to return to Slovenia with my article. Meaning it is time for a new chapter of my Tour de Slovenia series.

I will go back a month or two into the summer when we took an extended weekend break and went to Kamnik with family and friends.

It was a spontaneous decision and that is what I liked about that trip as usually I am more of a planned type of guy, no balloon surprise party for my birthday please…

I am actually continuing my story from last post in Haveyoubeenhere community. I already described Volčji potok botanical garden which surprised me in a very positive way as I didn’t have high expectation for it, but it turned out as a magnificent day.

With the place where I will take you today, it was a different story. I had high expectations, as I knew it from before and it is known to be one of the most beautiful places around Ljubljana - I am speaking of Velika Planina.

Cultural and natural heritage crossed with stunning nature can’t leave you empty handed. That was the case with me as well. You simply have to enjoy the views and your lungs are grateful to you while you are breathing fresh air. Sun is strong up there and weather can change totally in minutes. So be careful with planning and always observe.

If I return to culture and heritage, I can definitely mention the food. Velika Planina is actually a pasture, where cattle walks freely among all of us, visitors. Shepard are up on the mountain with its cattle for about half of the year. As soon as weather is appropriate and snow melts, they goes up and starts their season. My wish is to be up there in the cottage once in the winter time as well. I haven’t been there in snowy season, but I heard that it is so beautiful. Watching snow falling down on Mother Earth with some candles inside possibly by the fireplace with a glass of wine in the hands and surrounded with your love ones. It has to be magical…

Now I turned into some other direction for a second, so better get back to food before you guys gets hungry.

So you can’t get there a lot of different things and don’t expect high culinary. But simple things like homemade fresh cheese, all kind of cheeses actually. There are also stews which taste a lot better on the open air, than in some city restaurant. Deserts are far from healthy and don’t expect chocolate bombs either, but you will get great dough sweets, possibly hot.

What else to do there? You have a museum to visit, which we didn’t so unfortunately I can not advise on that one. There is also a chapel on great location in great viewpoint. A lot of interesting flowers can be found walking around. But mainly is a small Herdsmen’s settlement which has this special charm and energy around it. You know what they say, where is a food there is the positivity :)

That would mainly be it about my impressions and short description of what to expect. You all know by now, that I rather speak through photos than write long stories.

Enjoy in my today’s gallery and have a lovely day!

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Wow you had a very nice weather. Seems like you had a nice trip.

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Very nice trip. Could spend more time there, as always...
And yes, weather was just perfect!

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Undoubtedly you’ve been on a really nice walk. Velika plania is really beautiful and you photographs are just amazing ! Thank you for taking us with you by showing this place to us with your post. Actually if I’m not mistaken if we have to translate the name of this pasture it would sound like this: Great mountain?

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Thanks for taking your time and leaving comment under my post.
Thank you for all the compliments as well!
Velika planina or Great mountain as you said is a great place to be.
See you around!

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how are you dear friend @ crazy-andy good afternoon
many times it is better to be less planned and more spontaneous. What a beautiful place, I love the simplicity and nature of the place.
Your images are very beautiful, I appreciate that you let us know
I wish you a beautiful afternoon

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Hey @jlufer,

We really had a nice time there. Back to nature and history is the right way...

Have a great day!

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Awesome photos of Velika Planina. This is also a good place for rest and holidays.

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Awesome place we have here.
Unfortunately, I didn't stay there for few nights bht hope there will be time to do that as well, soon.

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Immense green and cows everywhere :)) Nice!
It always impresses me when we drive through Slovenia, the cows we see and the beautiful views . Also, I dont know why, but several times we stopped to rest a bit, there was always strong wind. At least it was refreshing :)

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Great to hear you know Slovenia. Many of people around the World don't.
Also it is nice to hear that you like our country and even stopping by here. I wouldn't say we are windy country, but we have few regions and times of the year when it blows and refreash us, or at other times freezes us :)

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Yeah, I know it, I was born in our former big country, so almost every summer when I visit my parents I drive through Slovenia :)

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The view is beautiful, it looks like a remote village but very clean and peaceful.

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Indeed it is remote :)
But that is what is charming about it I would say...

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Those are really happy cows, this looks like such a cool relaxing place to enjoy and be in, thank you for sharing!

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There is hardly any better place for cows than this :)
Perfect relaxing place...
Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello Andy. I’m truly impressed with Velika Planina. You said it’s a pasture but it appears more interesting to me than simply an ordinary meadow. Maybe because of the peculiar gray-colored roofs of the houses that are scattered around. I’m fascinated with their beautiful designs. Take care my friend.

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Hey Erne,
Actually when I saw your comment I think about how well it would fit into your Architectural community. These houses are interesting and as they are placed in that nice landscape, that only adds to it how interesting they are.

One more place to visit when you will be in Slovenoa :)

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Yes, that's an absolutely brilliant idea, Andy. If you have close-up shots of the houses plus their interior spaces and design details, you can very well publish a special post about them in the Architecture+Design Community. Cheers!

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I remember you submitted a picture from this place to my nature photo challenge and I loved it so I really enjoyed this whole series of photos taken in this hidden gem of your country. Stunning captures Andy :)

@tipu curate

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You are right, I really submitted it to your weekly challenge. I wouldn't mind doing that again, as that would mean I would visit Velika planina agian :)

Hope to have a beer together in one of the cabins sometime in the future :)

Thanks for your support, greatly appreciated!

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Excellent post. Love the landscapes, reminds me of Scotland 😊

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Scotland is nice comparison.
Welcome to our country anytime...

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Gorgeous shots, @crazy-andy! I'm not sure if the folklore is universal, but when I saw the second to last shot of the cow laying down, I thought "oh no, it's about to rain!" 😂

Also, maybe it's because it's been on my mind lately, but scrolling through your pictures reminded me of a map on World of Warcraft and made me nostalgic (in a good way) for playing the game. 😄

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Thanks Traci!
Through my eyes, photos could be better :)
I have to return one day in peace, alone with my camera and I am sure I will create some new material.

Well there was no rain that day, so cow was wrong :)

About the WOW part of your comment, honestly I have never played the game, but I am pleased that it made you nostalgic in a positive way.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around soon again!

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Love the settlement, love the mountains. Can't wait to see more 😍

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I would say, that is your style.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Yep, exactly, sir! Gimme more 😁

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Beautiful place, perfect for getting away from the city. Thanks for sharing, it made me want to be there. Greetings.

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