Slovenia: Cave & Castle & Cake

I like it here in this beautiful place! ~ Small Boy on Cave Tour

Get me out of this creepy place! ~ Grown Woman on Cave Tour

“This place” might not be for everyone.

If you like the idea of riding a train deep into the earth and touring one of the largest known cave systems in the world, a place where Nazis hid aircraft fuel and blind salamanders live up to 100 years, head to Postojna Cave (Postojnska jama in Slovene).

If that’s not your cup of tea, maybe we can find you something more to your liking. Maybe this delight from a shop outside the Postojna Cave?

Lake Bled Cream Cake & Aperol Spritz

I share this photo with you for a few reasons. Besides how ridiculously delicious this tasted, and how indulgent I proved myself to be by gulping and shoveling this into my mouth with only minutes left to return to the tour van, this cake (Lake Bled Cream Cake) and drink (Aperol Spritz) symbolically represents my one day visit to Slovenia.

First, the cake: A thin, crusty top over wondrous layers below, created in Slovenia. Could that be any more perfect a description of a cave, particularly one in Slovenia?

The drink: Three parts Prosecco; two parts Aperol; one part soda water; garnish with orange slice. So our next stop is the castle of a famous robber baron (represented by expensive, sparkling Prosecco) who was betrayed by a servant and killed by a cannon while on the toilet (think of the blood-red Aperol), or so the legend goes (fizzy soda water). He’s buried near the castle under a lime tree (citrus garnish).

Three parts of Predjama Castle (Predjamski grad):

Wikipedia provides much better info and photos on both of these places. I highly recommend the links:

Postojna Cave

Predjama Castle

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