01 October 2016

Sauntering in Slovenia: Predjama Castle

After spending three nights in the Bled area, it was time for us to move again. This time, we had booked an apartment in Ajdovščina, a town in the Vipava Valley. While it isn't a touristy town, it is central enough that it was a good hub to explore nearby places, especially when you have a car. So that's exactly what we did. When we drove from Bled to Ajdovščina, we passed by Predjama Castle, which was perhaps one of the most dramatic sights I have seen in the country.

29 September 2016

Chasing Visas

I have been to more than 45 countries by now. And considering that I don't have a citizenship from a Western country, it isn't an easy feat to achieve. After all, my passport isn't the most powerful, and every time I need to go somewhere, chances are I would need a visa to get there. Some visas are easy to get, some are harder. And recently, I just got another visa sticker in my passport, which I should say is one of the harder ones to get (though I know that there are way harder ones than this one).

27 September 2016

Sauntering in Slovenia: Mostnica Gorge

Mostnica Gorge is the second of several gorges we have visited in Slovenia. This one is a low-key one, easily accessible from Bohinj. The hike from the parking lot takes about 2 hours. It's quite easy, and there are a few interesting formations along the way. So after parking our car at the parking lot, we ate our packed lunch, and after that, we set out.

25 September 2016

How to Leave the Jehovah's Witnesses, No. 3: Gain Useful Education

In a previous post, I wrote about the importance of getting to know oneself, and figuring out what exactly one's personality is. The thing is, years of being trapped inside the Jehovah's Witness cult will likely erase you of your own personality, resulting instead of clones with "the new personality", something that won't be helpful once you decide to leave. So you need to figure out who you really are. And at the same time, you need to figure out how to fend for yourself. So here's some practical words on how to do that, through education. This is quite crucial, especially since the Witnesses discourage anyone from gaining "worldly" higher education because after all, the end is near, so you won't be needing it.

23 September 2016

Sauntering in Slovenia: Savica Falls

After exploring the area around Lake Bled, we took the car the next day to drive to Lake Bohinj. This lake is also pretty, but instead of doing water-related activities, we decided instead to go hiking on areas around it. One of the places we visited was the Savica Waterfalls. This waterfall is the source of the Sava River, flowing into Lake Bohinj.