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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #2601
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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #2602
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In May, there were still roadworks over here.
Roadworks were completed just at the beginning of summer. However roadworks are / will be present through whole Ljubljana-Kranj part, renovating section after section in next few autumns and springs. Asphalt is 25 years old and while it looks very good (there are almost no bumps or potholes) it has bad friction properties and upper layers needs to be renewed.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #2603
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From Slovenia with love...

Some various pics from the Bled / Bohinj region from my august trip.

1. Entering Slovenia from the Ljubelj pass (Loibl pass)
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2. View on Lake Bled.
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3. The road to Bohinj.
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4. River Sava Bohinjka.
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5. Don't you love an early morning drive at 7.30 am?
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6. Intersection with a local road.
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7. Mountains up ahead.
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8. Perfect road.
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9. Exit to Pokljuka. I might want to visit that area another time, but the roads are bad according to Timon
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10. Entering a village. I'd say Slovenia is more neat than Austria sometimes...
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11. View towards the Triglav area.
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12. Distance to the Slap Savica waterfall. I went all the way to the parking area, the end of Lake Bohinj.
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13. Another village.
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14. This pic could've been taken in Switzerland as well..
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15. Entering the Bohinj area.
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16. Lake Bohinj.
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17. Gotta love this area.
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18. Lake Bohinj from a small pier, halfway along the lake.
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19. Serenity.
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20. Looking northeast.
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21. Lake Bled again. How many swimmers go to there, and turn out to be exhausted halfway? I guess it looks easier to swim there than it is...
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22. Early morning.
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23. I tried to take a pic of this km marker.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #2604
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Nice pics, Chris! Brings back good memories
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #2605
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Thanks for the photos, Chris!

The many similarities between that part of Slovenia and Southern Austria are amazing. If it weren't for the yellow signs you could have told me those were taken in Austria and I would've believed you. It really highlights the common history of that region.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #2606
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What really surprised me about Slovenia is that even the very tiny villages look neat and are well-kept. This was quite different in Slovakia, so I had expected more or less the same in Slovenia (it's in the name, right? )
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #2607
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What really surprised me about Slovenia is that even the very tiny villages look neat and are well-kept. This was quite different in Slovakia, so I had expected more or less the same in Slovenia (it's in the name, right? )
Those were exactly my thoughts the first time I was there.

Between Austria and most of its neighbors (even Bavaria or South Tyrol) you immediately feel like you're in a different country. But when you drive into Slovenia from Loiblpass you don't get quite that feeling. ... don't know if that made any sense.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #2608
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That's right, although I didn't really have that feeling when I crossed from Germany to Austria (crappy roadsigns, but that hasn't got anything to do with this )
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #2609
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Very nice, Chris! I think the road to Pokljuka has some potholes. It's one of the most beautiful parts of Slovenia, because it's a plateau.

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Those were exactly my thoughts the first time I was there.

Between Austria and most of its neighbors (even Bavaria or South Tyrol) you immediately feel like you're in a different country. But when you drive into Slovenia from Loiblpass you don't get quite that feeling. ... don't know if that made any sense.
If I remember correctly, the road on the Austrian side is actually worse than on the Slovenian side. A particularly bad road is on the Austrian side of the Wurzenpass/Korensko sedlo (Villach - Kranjska Gora). Wider than on the Slovenian side, but much worse. On the other hand I was surprised how wide and good the road was on the Austrian side of the Seebergsattel/Jezerski vrh (Völkermarkt - Kranj), which isn't that important, and has an AADT of only about 250.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #2610
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The Loibl / Ljublelj is much better on the Slovenian side than the Austrian side. Narrow and curvy in Austria, wide and smooth in Slovenia!
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #2611
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^ And the last 5 km before the A2 is a (2-lane) motorroad (100 km/h; without shoulders though). The old road over Ljubelj (Slovenian side) is the steepest in the Alps (28%).
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #2612
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Actually, the road to Griesalp in Switzerland (near Frutigen/Thun) has a 28% ascend too...
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Old October 17th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #2613
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Actually it says it exceeds 28% on some places.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #2614
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What really surprised me about Slovenia is that even the very tiny villages look neat and are well-kept. This was quite different in Slovakia, so I had expected more or less the same in Slovenia (it's in the name, right? )
Slovenian villages are boring, in Slovakia every village is original.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #2615
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #2616
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Slovenian villages are boring, in Slovakia every village is original.
We have some of those too.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #2617
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Let's talk about the Slovenian road numbering system.

Is it me or are there no 2-digit road numbers?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #2618
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Let's talk about the Slovenian road numbering system.

Is it me or are there no 2-digit road numbers?
There are, but only G11 (G1-11) between Koper and the Croatian border (the shorter route, not the coastal one) and G12 (G1-12), but only where the H4 was still missing until recently (so only 10 km), the rest of the road to the Italian border by Nova Gorica was downgraded to R444, which is quite stupid, if you ask me, and I expect what was left of G12 to be soon downgraded to R444 too.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #2619
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9. Exit to Pokljuka. I might want to visit that area another time, but the roads are bad according to Timon
Pokljuka is a very great place however. I have been here in 1992 (quite a time ago), and slept in a house somewhere in the mountains without water or electricity, but the fun was great. And the roads were bad in those times, don't know how it is now.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #2620
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Still bad, but the area is beautiful
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