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Slovenia (part 1 of 2) - a land of Dragons, somewhere under the rainfall

Reaching a next level of driving They say that the Julian Alps in Slovenia offer some of the most impressive Alpine landscapes. Why take a plane when you can drive half way through Europe to visit them? Quite obvious, we think. We load the car with a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets and a sufficient amount of coffee and we - Jenthe (the pilot), me (the singing co-pilot) and our navigator Ednorozhka (a white unicorn) - head from Belgium to Slovenia around 22:00h on a beautiful Friday evening.  We drive through Germany - Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and meet the morning in Austria. The landscapes start expanding around us, but we realize our estimated driving time is expanding, too. Mountains are growing, hours are growing, too. Many of the main roads are closed, so we need to take some mountain roads. These deviations turn our estimated 12-hourish road trip to something like a beautiful 19-hourish road trip (including a 2-hour nap in the car).  Driving through the Austr