last night i realized that a portion of our drive today from Slovakia to Slovenia would be on the west Autobahn. of course i was excited to get on the road and see what our rental could do!!! turns out the section we were on had a 130 km/h speed limit, but traffic was moving at about 140 to 160 km/h which translates to about 85 to 100 mph so we made some serious time. as you saw above we were able to get up to about 170 km/h (about 105 mph), but i don’t think our car could go any faster. the video was shot going down a fairly large hill and i had it pegged. so not the best Autobahn experience ever, but it was still pretty neat to be going over 100 miles per hour while just keeping up with traffic.
along the way to Ljubljana, Slovenia today, we stopped off in the town of Bled to see the castle.
it wasn’t the most amazing castle i had ever been to, but it’s location was amazing!!! the views from the top were pretty spectacular. after that, we made it to our hostel and were pleased to find it very nice. we’ve been pretty lucky this whole trip with fairly nice places to say. they aren’t the Ritz by any means, but the hostels have been clean, cheap ($10-$25 per night), and filled with cool other travelers to chat at. we’re in Ljubljana for the next two days and on WED were off for home. we return our car tomorrow morning, will see the sites of the town in the afternoon, and TUE we may do something fun like rock climb or go rafting. we’ll have to see.
bye for tonight.