For the next couple of posts Penny’s blog will be dedicated in the pristine nature of Slovenia. Recently I had the chance to travel a bit around the country and as usual i was not at all disappointed. First stop on my list the spring of river Krupa in Semic.
It all started when two friends from Greece visited me during their Easter holidays which for us Greeks was last weekend. On their first day here we decided to discover the hidden gems of bela krajina and we started with the normal sights around Metlika such as the castle, the view from Veselica the airplane in Otok and the paradise beach by the river Kolpa. Then we headed to Semic and the spring of River Krupa. I must admit that by that time I was getting quite tired by all the short stops to the previous small sights. I was eager for something that would occupy my gaze for a bit longer that a few minutes or for something new. My friends on the other side were very excited on every stop and I think it was getting better and better for them. I guess after being here for almost a year the views and sights around Metlika are starting to settle in as part of my everyday life. But Krupa was new so I was interested to see what a visit there would involve.
Of course I found the spring of river Krupa to be awesome. It is accessible within 5 minutes of walking distance, which for lazy people like me was a huge relief but that’s just a triviality. the spring is a place where you can get connected with nature and maybe get reconnected with your inner self. I think that if I went alone I would end up spending my whole day there just sitting down relaxing, admiring the view, thinking. The place is just magic, the waters that appear to be still but they aren’t, the sound of the water running slowly through the river, the combination of rocks and endless amounts of green. it’s just pure magic.
As usual I think that all these are very common to the local people. After all the spring is located right next to a village (lucky people who live there), but what we have to consider here is that for outsiders and non local people places like that are of vital interest. Bela Krajina is a place with rich nature and culture and that is what matters to somebody who visits. My friends for example were stunned by the beautiful gardens and the amount of effort people spend in order to keep them beautiful. Showcasing similar parts of the local culture could be a vital buster to the experience that the visitors get when visiting Metlika.