two of Slovenia's biggest attractions: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle.
Of course we had to "cave" and visit both of them on our drive back to Italy!
Unfortunately we couldn't visit the inside,
due to our furry adventurers...
Seeing the castle in person,
I realized the photographs are deceiving.
I was expecting some grand castle,
but in reality it looked like a large home built into the side of a mountain
and much smaller in real life.
The castle was home to various noble families in the area before being turned into a museum.
but I'd hesitate driving all that way again for a photograph.
In almost two hundred years, a lot of things have changed!
Postojna Cave offered on site dog kennel services FREE of charge.
We arrived at the cave entrance 10 minutes before our assigned tour time.
Once we scanned our tickets, we had a chance to rent a coat for the cold temperatures ahead, then we took a seat on the train.
It remains a constant 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) inside the cave year round.
It's a good idea to bring a fleece jacket!
Self-guided tours are not an option, because the cave is too large.
different parts of the cave and how they were formed.
we were led to several of the most unique rooms in the cave.
One last formation to behold was "The Brilliant", a pure white formation
that resembles a giant double scoop of melting ice cream.
This formation is the symbol of Postojna Cave.
At the end of the tour, we had a chance to view the "human fish" that live in the cave.
This endangered creature is transparent and completely blind.
than an overdeveloped tourist attraction.
After spending 90 minutes in complete awe, I can say it was money well spent!