Good Expensive Burgers @ Foksner on 17Sep2018 Day 3 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

nice burger dinner @ foksner

son was already pining for foksner burger last evening and we settled for less than satisfying pub food at pod skalco.

this evening got to feed our driver so no other options contemplated especially when foksner was just a few steps (like 50m) from our apartment, and rated 4.8 on googlemap. ^^

foksner burger @ ribcev laz

we got our table about 7.10pm when we arrived.

15mins later there was a queue.

nice burger dinner

the burgers came soon enough (we waited about 20mins).

they do serve other food like steaks. but we came here for burgers. 🙂

foksner burger €8.50

delicious patty

i ordered the foksner burger foksner burger €8.50.

i was very happy with my burger! 🙂 still burger & loads of carbs not my thing, so i didn’t finish the patty & 1/2 the very good brioche.

wife ordered the truffle burger €9.50.

& son ordered some monster burger €12.

good expensive burger-bill €35.80

truffle burger €9.50

wife & son liked the truffle burger. and of course son liked his biggest burger!

actually for me i liked my foksner burger best, truffle didn’t suit my taste where this burger was concerned.

so another many meals where everyone very happy & wholly satisfied with the food!

c.h.e.f andy

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Foksner @ Ribcev Laz

Savica Slap Unique A-shape Waterfall on 17Sep2018 Day 3 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

savica slap

savica waterfall is the source of savica river which flows into lake bohinj.

it is unique among world waterfalls as it is fed from 2 underground rivers, and emerged as the famous “A” shape waterfall at 836m and 78m high. 🙂

it is a must see sight for first timers to bohinj. ^^

savica slap trail

after the exhilarating vogel climb, we drove 10mins to savica slap car park, took a quick bite at Planinski dom Savica, and proceed to the savica hut entrance.

entrance fee was €3pax.

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

it was an easy walk/climb.

savica slap trail

sound of water along the trail, savica river & small streams..

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

small falls along the way…

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

water & streams..

savica slap trail

quite easy steps…

savica slap trail guide

savica slap trail

more steps..

savica slap trail

savica slap trail

a very pleasant walk.

savica slap

and we were at the savica falls.

not that many tourists at this time 4.30pm – ish…

it was a narrow path/stairs, so just short wait to take photos…

savica slap

pretty A shape asymmetrical falls emerging from 2 underground rivers at 836m and 78m, and discharging into a beatiful emerald green pond that flows into savica river & into lake bohinj..

savica slap

savica slap

savica slap

savica slap

may not be notable c/w any waterfall in iceland, or even the best in slovenia.

still it was a beauty to behold and a very nice walk to the fall & back.

after savica slap, we returned to the apartment to chill, have coffee, shower, rest before going to foksner burger few steps down the road to have a nice dinner. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Good Late Lunch @ Planinski dom Savica on 17Sep2018 Day 3 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

mixed grill

after the exhilarating climb at vogel, there was still time, we decided to go savica slap which was just 10mins drive away, on 17.9.2018. ^^

late lunch @ savica slap

after we parked our car, there was a rest area for food & drinks before the entrance to savica slap. it was past 3.30pm.

we decided to get something to eat.

so we ordered a mixed grill to share & couple beers & drinks. i ordered a bitter lemon. 🙂

the place was managed by the vogel station and the service staff wore the same logo.

mixed grill

the mixed grill was quite good quality even though it basically served the same sausages, cevapi & grilled chicken as pod skalco last evening. perhaps we were hungrier now? 🙂

bill €20

mixed grill

the 3 large sausages were all very tasty.

2 cevapi were tasty as usual & the grilled chicken was good too, not dry…the rice also pretty good & the sauce always. 🙂

they served us complimentary bread, and as usual we asked for olive oil & balsamic. it was quite enough for 3 of us actually. we would have dinner in a few hrs, and we climbed vogel and now an easier hike including 500 steps to savica slap, so it’s good to have something in the stomach w/o eating too much la.

the bill came to €20, not really cheap as we had just 1 order of mixed grill plus 1 beer & 1 bitter lemon.

but we are happy.

c.h.e.f andy

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Planinski dom Savica

Okrepčevalnica Savica

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What an Exhilarating Climb! Sija Peak 1880m Mt Vogel on 17Sep2018 Day 3 3pax Family Holiday 15-21Sep2018

mt vogel

after our delicious home made breakfast at our ribcev laz apartment,

we drove to the vogel ski centre, zicnice vogel bohinj, on 17.9.2018. ^^

our plan was, and wife was super keen to hike mt vogel 1920m. later when we were just a short hike from sija 1880m, we realized that it required additional 4hrs hike (at my pace) from sija so we settled on just sija..

gondola tickets

parked our car and took the cable car (gondola) up to vogel ski station 1535m then a short ski lift..then trekked to sija about 3hr return.

the gondola return ticket was €20pax, the ski lift (orlove glave 4 seat ski lift) free, but the higher (single seat sija) ski lift was not operational this time.

zipline at mt vogel station 1535m

zipline at mt vogel station 1535m

there were 2 short ziplines, and a few kids were having swell of a time.

mt vogel station

viharnik vogel ski centre

we put on more sun block and went to the washrooms.

son though he might have left his water bottle at the wooden table here. we asked the cafe operators when we returned from sija but could not recover the bottle.

view of lake bohinj from mt vogel

from vogel ski station, we had a great view of lake bohinj. 🙂

mt vogel mountain range

mt vogel mountain range

and the mountain ranges around vogel.

walking to the orlove glave four seat ski lift station (3 on the vogel map top photo)

we asked at the tourist info.

the lady was helpful, she said we could take the ski lift, climb to sija 1880m then decide if to go vogel 1922m, and could trek back via another route. it would take like 6 or 7hrs.

it was about 11.20am. we were not decided so first thing first – go to the ski lift station.

orlove glave four seat ski lift station (3 on the vogel map top photo)

floral of mt vogel

orlove glave four seat ski lift station (3 on the vogel map top photo)

we took the four seat orlove glave ski lift…

from vantage point of the ski lift

from vantage point of the ski lift

from vantage point of the ski lift

from vantage point of the ski lift

from vantage point of the ski lift

nice view of the mountain and the surrounding ranges from vantage point of the ski lift.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

the trail was well marked.

mostly ski routes or off piste…in the snow covered skiing season.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

a really fun enjoyable walk. we all loved it. 🙂

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

it was getting a bit warm.

i was worried that it would be cold at 1500m to 1900m, so i had on 3 layers an inner T and a outer light parka. got to go light down to my inner T.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

quite a fair bit of climbing to do.

mt vogel trail

there were good markings along the trail, sometimes at like 20m intervals, though at one part we wandered to a longer trail becos the markings disappeared. 🙂

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

the scenery was magnificient at every point.

and the climb itself was really fun.

mt vogel trail

we wandered off a bit here. and walked round the side instead of going up a slope. 🙂

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

great views all round..

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

not the easiest of climbs, but something casual hikers like us could still do and enjoy. 🙂

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

we were near to sija peak and a sign said it would take another 1hr 40mins to vogel (or like additional 4hrs hike at my pace from sija to vogel & back.

so though wife was very keen to go to vogel, we settled on just sija peak.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

and we were at sija peak. ^^

what an exhilarating climb!

from sija peak 1880m

from sija peak 1880m

from sija peak 1880m

from sija peak 1880m

from sija peak 1880m

we took many photos and even some succesful jump shot at our age….lol! ^^

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

we walked a little along the trail to vogel along the ridge, and then trekked down.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

decided to take a unmarked short cut down the side of the field.

we thought it was easier than the route we took up, as it was rocky and not easy coming up the last bit & retracing it down would be a lot harder.

and we were quite right about that! 🙂

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

very soon we were back to the trail.

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

mt vogel trail

up another rocky stretch.

mt vogel trail

and past the single seat sija ski lift which was not operational at this time.

mt vogel trail

and down the slope which we earlier missed & walked round the mountain side.

actually coming to think of it, the side might be a lot easier path. 🙂

mt vogel trail rest stop

mt vogel trail rest stop

finally we came to the rest stop.

went to the washroom, shared a coke and beer.

mt vogel trail rest stop

mt vogel trail rest stop

and a moment of relaxation.

mt vogel trail rest stop

chilled a short while.

mt vogel mountain range

then we were back at the vogel ski centre.

gondola

gondola

gondola

gondola

took the gondola and took in all the aerial views of lake bohinj on the way down to zicnice vogel bohinj and our car.

our next stop = savica gap.

c.h.e.f andy