Kobarid-Slovenia

So far, my trip to Slovenia had taken me past the beautiful Savica waterfall, through the magical world of Narnia to the majestic Boka waterfall. And now, I was heading to the incredible Kozjak; a waterfall hidden in a cave.

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Kozjak waterfall, or Slap Kozjak as they say in Slovene (slap means waterfall), is a 45 minutes hike from the town center of Kobarid. The hike has beautiful scenery of turquoise rivers, vast green nature, a hanging bridge and a historical bridge.

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The pretty Soca river

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NAPOLEON BRIDGE

First stop of the hike was Napoleon bridge. The bridge was built in 1750 and it got this name because Napoleon and his troops marched across it on their way to Predel Pass. During World War I it was blown up, but later rebuilt.

Now it looks like this —>

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Here’s Napoleon bridge

Since I almost always get lost, a girl from Kobarid tourist center had explained that when I reached Napoleon bridge, I could continue straight ahead and then cross the hanging bridge further ahead, or I could cross the bridge and take the road to the left towards Dreznica (if you look closely, you can see a car driving in the same direction).

I choose to cross the bridge and then I took the other road back. Both turned out to be very scenic.

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I mean, how beautiful is this!

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If you stand on the middle of the bridge, you’ll inevitably see kayakers pass by

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Hiking is a breeze with a view like this

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And this

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Aaand this

THE ENCHANTED FOREST

After walking for a bit, I reached a forest. It was so green and lush, and I could hear a small creek nearby. I’ve mentioned before that Slovenian forests are kind of magical. Slovenians believe this, and I think I’ve become a believer, too. The way the sun hits the tree tops, the leaves, and the small caves and labyrinthic paths. If this is not magical, I don’t know what is.

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The trail is well-marked so I didn’t get lost this time

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Magical, isn’t it?

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The bridge you cross just before the entrance to the waterfall

KOZJAK WATERFALL

As I approached the waterfall, the walls narrowed. I entered a cave-like grotto carved from rock by the shimmering water and continued up a few steps, across a wooden plank across the creek and went inside.

There is was.

A 15 meter high waterfall, its bottom covered by a vast blue and green pool, and its walls reminiscent of those in caves.  What an incredible sight.

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It’s possible to swim here

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The walk back was just as pretty. I followed the path through the forest and passed smaller caves on my way.

What an amazing hike.

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I am wondering. If fairies live in the forest, is this where the troll lives?

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Soca river from its best side. I love the colors of this river

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On my way back, I crossed the bridge. It’s an amazing view from there.

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Flowers on the meadows

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Kayakers on Soca river

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Many thanks to Spirit Slovenia for generously hosting me in Slovenia. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own, regardless of who is footing the bill.

So, what do you think of Slovenia? Would you go there?

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Miriam

Travel blogger at Adventurous Miriam
I’m Miriam Risager, and this site has been my scrap-book, playground and home since 2013. I launched this blog as a way to share my journey, as well as share the hows, whys and wheres for other travelers.