There’s a reason Slovenia is so green.
The land glistens and twinkles with freshly fallen rain drops.
Emerald green rivers tumble down through lush tree-lined gorges.
Waterfalls appear to emerge from nowhere, like fountains, gushing out of the hillside.
It was hard to tell the thick mist of spray at the base of one waterfall from the nearly constant heavy rain we’d become so used to.
The lovely staff at the hostel where we were staying kindly lent me a giant rainbow umbrella. The bright spectrum of colours surrounded and sheltered me, filling my mind with happy thoughts, so that only the beauty filtered through.
Shrouded in cloud and mist, the scenery of the country was somewhat elusive. But when the clouds parted, the magical views were all the more special.
Fairytale Lake Bled took on an eerie grey hue to match the sky, adding to its mysterious appeal.
Any traces of resistance to the weather we’d been experiencing were well and truly washed away for me when we reached the vast Soca river.
Unstoppable, peaceful and so powerful. I cried out with joy as I stood on the river bank, breathing it in, letting it carry my troubles swiftly away with its dynamic yet oh so soothing flow.
Far from the clear turquoise water we’d seen in pictures, the sediment churned up from the heavy rainfall gave the river a very pale opaque appearance. I found this striking colour to be just as beautiful as the amazing emerald green of the Radovna river in the Vintgar gorge.
Winding our way down through the ethereal gorge, we became more and more enchanted with every step.
As we rounded each corner, a new spellbinding view opened up before us, enticing us further and further along the path.
The hypnotic sounds, colours and shimmer of the water soothed and energized me. The gorge seemed to contain the swirling magic of the river, allowing us to soak up more and more of it as we followed its course.
After so thoroughly appreciating all of its consequences, how could I ever complain about the incessant rain again in this beautiful country again?!
Have you been to Slovenia? Did it rain the entire time when you were there, or were we just lucky/unlucky?! I would also love to hear about any times you have found the beauty in something that you’ve previously disliked. Leave me a comment 🙂