The morning was strange, weather was not exactly in the mood to be sunny.
It was something in between, on the edge of raining.
And so we were, just hanging around our apartment, deciding what to do…
What about if we visit some place in Slovenia, that we haven’t visited yet. But which one?
I don’t know.
How about we go somewhere with the train?
Hm…why not. But where?
Well is not like we have a lot of options. Either we end up in Koper, Novo Mesto, Maribor, Jesenice…where else?
ok…so…..hm…What if…we just go there and we choose when we get there, or we just go on the first one from the list.
… sounds good.
And so we went. Walked through the center, arrived to the train station…Of course I got distracted immediately…and took one photo.
In the meantime he was checking the board…I was checking it too. And said, oh what about Trieste?
Babe, you are checking arrivals. Here is the departure board.
OH. ok. My bad. Please don´t tell anyone. hehe.
Soooooo….where to, where to….
How about Maribor? It leaves 13:12.
What time is it? It’s 13.05.
Huh. Do you think we can make it?
:)))… hell yeah. Let’s go.
Two tickets to Maribor.
Return tickets. When does it return? …19.45…?
… prefect. Return tickets to Maribor.
And so we ran.
He even asked is this like a classical train story?
Of course our train station isn’t big, and there were only 2 trains there at the moment. So we arrived 3 minutes to early. hehe. I was so excited, I took the tickets out of the purse and show them to conductor lady, who was standing outside..just hanging there…She smiled and said, yes you are on the right spot, glanced with her hand over the train where in big letters was the sign ˝Maribor˝…I didn´t got it at the time…And asked her, do we still have the time to buy ourselves the drinks from the vendor machine…she gently said, the train leaves in few minutes, so yes, you do.
We bought the drinks…sat on the train…and then he started to laugh at me…you know, the tickets….we need to show them here on the train…after conductor comes by…
I guess it was really a looooooong time since I traveled with train.
After she came arround, she checked our tickets and said, I see you got your drinks.
Ahhhh, she is a joker.
The ride was quite long actually.
…and guess what, we had a delay. A 7 minutes delay.
Dejan said that in Japan, the total delay in a year is less than 5 minutes.
In a year.
Well, I think we will survive this. Somehow. Deeply traumatized, but we will manage somehow.
And finnaly after 2 hours and 7 minutes of delay we arrived at the final destination of this InterCity train. 🙂 Maribor.
Hello floor. You look amazing!
Their train station tower is pretty nice…
A bit away from train station… There was their bus station… Which is also photogenic. 🙂
City is colorful, especially the riverside road, filled with views, graffiti, art, bars, restaurants…it seems like everything is happening here.
Last time we were in Maribor, we went eating in one cool restaurant, Jack&Joe Steak, boy it was delicious…and now, we were hungry as hell, so our only mission for the moment was, to go there and just eat some meat. Along the way there were other restaurants open, but no, we were strong in our determination.
…we finally arrived there…and..IT WAS CLOSED.
You sure? Yeah…look, the garden is empty. We were even more hungry now. Ok back we go and we take the first one we see.
First one was some ˝tschewaptschitschi˝ restaurant and as we already ate that one day ago, we passed. Next one looked nice, and the moment we sat the lady said to the neighbor table, that the kitchen closed at 16.00.
All pale and silent we got up…and turned a search app on. This is serious now. Food. Where can we find food. Let’s go up to the main square…and whatever is open there, we sit. And eat.
Have I mentioned it was 1st of May, festive day… And everything should normally be closed?
And finally we got lucky. And it also looked nice. Meat for me, please.
And a soup for a start, so we don’t die while we wait.
Than the main course.
Portion was a bit small, but we were happy.
So…what about now?
Let’s get lost further on inside their streets.
And maybe eat some sweets too. This old-seventies-kinda-retro-kinda-cool place was our next stop. It was funny how bench looked like train coupe.
Iced coffee please. And we finally reached daily sugar dose. 🙂
…streets of Maribor have most amazing views…and as it got darker due to upcoming storm, the light was even more perfect.
Somewhere in the way he found this Laibach poster for an old event they had…and as he saw it for the first time, he only said, oh, I would have it…but we just moved one at that point, as he was thinking, there will be another one for sure. So the quest was, to find it. But we didn’t. So after some time, we had to go all the way back to get it.
Dejan, I remember it was pretty high on the board.
No, I don’t think so…
Well I remember it was…where is it…?
…a bit further it was, I think….
Oh look, there it is. See. It’s high. It’s above our heads high.
So what, I will climb and take it.
And he did.
Are we stealing?
noooo….They are lucky that I am cleaning their city. 🙂
….so, are you happy now?
NOW, I am. 🙂
…Than we got lost inside streets some more and soon I had a request for a coffee. In fact we haven’t had one jet today. We deserve it.
How about that cool old place? Astoria? Yeah, let’s go.
And so we enjoyed our coffee time…
…hey, when is our train leaving? Oh, I think something around 7 or 8?
…it leaves at 19.45.
Ok, so it’s 18.30…I think we should leave, as you know us, taking million of photos along the way, this ¨15 minutes¨ road, will for sure take us an hour or so. Yup, I agree. Let’s go.
And we were right.
I can’t help it, soooooo many beautiful doors, views, facades…
And we arived to train station at 19.30…Which was just about right.
Their hallway is beautiful too.
And oh, some yyellowzz doors they have 🙂
And off we go.
Bye bye Maribor.
It was fun and colorful.