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September 7

I had prepared a draft post for every day my visitors were with us, and this is the last post that I have in my drafts. This means that Crystal and Pedro are off to new pastures – first the ones in Venice – while amore, bestia and I have just returned home to Tuscany. Let’s see what all there was.

Let’s make a quick recap. What a most splendid week!

  • Day 1: Fiumicino (first the airport and then mean fried fish in the town of the same name) – Ostia Antica – dinner by amore: timballo and tiramisu.
  • Day 2: Pitigliano with lunch at Il Noce – Sovana – Terme di Saturnia. Repeat dinner at home.
  • Day 3: Santa Fiora (lunch at wonderful historic restaurant Il Barilotto) – Monte Amiata – Orbetello lagoon.
  • Day 4: Off to Slovenia! A 10-hour travel with a two-hour stop in Padua (Padova). My first time! Arrived in Piran exactly for the booked dinner at Pirat.
  • Day 5: A stroll around Piran with a swim, a museum, a couple of climbs (to the lighthouse and the walls), and a bunch of Ferraris. Excellent dinner: by father and mother (she bought the lettuce, she said).
  • Day 6: A crazy drive from Piran through Italy to Kobarid, along the Soča river, through the Trenta valley to the Julian Alps, over the Vršič pass and its 50 turns, stopping at the Russian chapel and Tonka’s hut for lunch. Slovenian dishes are hard to translate or describe. Ending in Kranjska Gora with Japanese whiskey and Slovenian short ones.
  • Day 7: At 6 am I took Crystal and Pedro up to Planina Blato where they started their hike to the Seven Triglav Lakes. We picked them up under the Savica waterfall 13 hours later and had a well-deserved pizza and pivo (they deserved it).
  • Day 8: This is today. After coffee at the SEM café with sis in Ljubljana we dropped our visitors off in Venice and arrived home just now.

I really hope to catch you two in Rome before you fly back to the USA. We need to take some photos together!!! I wish you most excellent remaining days!

All three photos are from Pitigliano on Day Two. Most of the ones taken with my new old camera Nikon D5000 (before I said DX but this is just the lens) I still need to see on my big screen at home. Excited! What an AMAZING gift!!

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

19 thoughts on “September 7

  1. So much fun to know that you have been enjoying your visit with Crystal and Pedro, Manja. It seems like it was only yesterday when the two of them were here with us. It sounds like they had a great time with you. Our blogging world is indeed small! –Curt

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    1. Thank you kindly, Curt. I just realised that there is no faking in blog land. We are as we come across. Ours is a small but worthwhile world. Much fun was had, as you can imagine. And yes, time runs when you’re having fun. I wish you much of that!


  2. That’s a lot of good fun on your list. Sometimes it takes company to get us out to see things we wanted to go see but just didn’t get around to for one reason or another. Company has us see things with new eyes. You did a lot of seeing there. Thanks for the photos. I saved the one of Crystal and Pedro.

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  3. I was sure I had already seen this post, but I must have read it in a hurry because I didn’t comment. I came here because I love that photo you took of the two of us. It will be appearing prominently in my very next blog post, that I have scheduled already for November 20. I am grateful you captured that sweet moment.

    Anyway, we are still so grateful for our trip and grateful for the three of you accepting us into your home and into your lives. Grazie. ❤

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    1. Oh yes, Crystal, I saw your post just earlier. I’m sooo glad you opened with this photo and that you love it as much as I do. Congratulation on your first year together and to many more. ❤ And of course – always welcome back!!

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