Subject: Accommodation and Travel in Slovenia
ROK has responded (IN BOLD TYPE): HI, MY DEAR FRIENDS,

HAVE YOU HEARD THAT SLOVENIA IS ONE OF 26 COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, WHOSE CITIZENS DO NOT NEED VISAS FOR ENTERING THE USA. THAT SHOWS HOW SAFE AND CLEAN WE ARE.

SOME ANSWERS BELOW:

From: Art Sauder

In studying my map it appears that we most likely will be entering Slovenia via the international crossing near Dolga Vas. YES, ABSOLUTELY. THAT'S THE ONE.

This seems reasonably close to Radenci so I am most interested in following up on Roks recommendation to stay at the inn called Vindis in the town of Lenart. At the moment I don't have a map with sufficient detail to show Lenart(hopefully Chapters will have one HOW ABOUT THIS ONE? IT'S INTERACTIVE, SO YOU MOVE WITH THE CURSOR JUST AS YOU WANT. http://www.slovenia-tourism.si/eindex.htm, find SEARCH and click ROAD MAP.

I would be interested in knowing if Rok knows if the owner/operator speaks English and if they do, how I might proceed to get a phone number. Motel Vindis Cmureška cesta 2, Lenart Tel: (062) 726 298 Fax (062) 729 2350 THEY SHOULD SPEAK ENGLISH AS WELL, AT LEAST THEIR KIDS.

On the other side of the country,the Postojna caves are of interest to us and if we can, would like to visit. I noticed on my large scale map that Vipava is not that far from the caves and that it is on the 10-5 national road to Gorizia. YES

This route is VERY BEAUTIFUL (VINEYARDS, AGAIN) of interest as we might consider(as an Option to save time) staying in this general area the night of the 12th before heading into Italy the next day--possibly through Gorizia and Then down to the toll road heading towards Venice. I followed Rok's recommended URL and found some info on the Web (possibly produced by Rok's organization)about this area and the many beautiful little villages all within a reasonable radius of Vipava. Is this an area that Rok or anyone would recommend visiting or driving through? Our interest in photography tends to lead us towards beautiful little villages. Is anyone who has visited the area prepared to share recommendations on inns or interesting places to stay for a night? THERE ARE A FEW FAB TOURIST FARMS THERE AND, YES, PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, WORTH TO SEE. EVEN MORE, THE MANOR ZEMONO, WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE SEAT OF THE SLOVENIAN SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT.

ROK