Weekend in Slovenia
During my stay in Austria I went for a weekend trip to Maribo in Slovenia together with my Canadian friend who lived in Austria. The purpose of the trip was unclear, but we got the train tickets cheap through a ÖBB railway promotion, so we figured why not..
Maribo is not a busy place, so during most of our stay we just walked around taking pictures of buildings and looking for a place to eat a traditional Slovenian meal. We had to visit maybe 5-6 guest house restaurants before we were told that there is no such thing as typical Slovenian food. All the traditional restaurants we visited had pretty much only South German/Austrian food on the menu, so we both ordered some delicious home cooked schnitzels.
Everything was cheaper than in Austria, so the Canadian bought heaps of clothes and shoes, but all I decided to bring back was a case of beer. When crossing the border back there were customs inspection and passport controls (unlike most EU countries), and when I asked about the legal quota of beer that could be brought over the border he said there were no limit, but that only one pack of cigarettes could be brought over duty free. I never fully understood the logics of the european borders.. On the 5 hour journey back to Austria we were exhausted from the weekend and slept the whole way.