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54 Issue 565. September 2014
Crossing the river again I’m soon at Hotel Park at Tabor,
my staging post for trips from one end of Slovenia to the
other; such is its size, in a few hours in a scheduled bus I
can either get to Bled near the Austrian border or to Piran
near the Croatian and Italian borders. The area swarms with
students with digs between the train station and the river.
Many congregate boisterously around shops selling ice
creams. What is it about ice cream? But it is good. Students
make up nearly 10 per cent of the population, keeping not
only the place lively, but the economy going.
Ljubljana’s main street, Slovenska, is memory lane.
Its commercial buildings, including the 1933 squat
“skyscraper”, resemble Australia in the 1950s. It takes
me past Kongresni Plaza and the university to the striking
façade of the National and University Library, another
Plecnik masterpiece. Looking down the street from here
affords a lovely view over the Philharmonic Hall under
New Square and
Ljubljanica River Bank
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Thundering waterfalls, plunging
gorges, Aboriginal rock art,
deserted beaches, exciting
wildlife and fewer people per
square kilometre than almost
any other place on Earth –
The Kimberley is truly one of
Australia’s hidden treasures.
This vast area of North West
Australia is three times the size of
England – and much of it is only
accessible by boat. Discover by
Zodiac this untamed wilderness,
spot extraordinary wildlife,
experience thundering waterfalls
and marvel at the ancient rock
There are many beautiful
places on Earth, but none more
beautiful than The Kimberley.
Your holiday experience will
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rooms mean the drama of the
unexpected is never far from
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The Kimberley – Australia’s hidden treasure
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