The church of Saint Jacob (Sveti Jakob) near Medvode, Slovenia. Situated on a hilltop in the Polhov Gradec Hill Range. This is also a popular hiking spot for locals.

Hiking with kids to the church of Saint Jacob

Had anyone told me 20 years ago that one day I would be hiking with kids up to hilltop churches in Slovenia, I would have scoffed at the idea. But little was I to know what the future would hold…

Kočevski Rog, the forest of Kočevje, Dolenjska, Slovenia.

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Janče, The Green Garden of East Ljubljana

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