|travel| :: SLOVENIA ~ Explore, Enjoy, Eat ::

Yesterday I wrote about Farmhouse Firbas and today I`m going to give you a few tips where to stop for a delicious pumpking seed oil, make your own clay pot, eat with a style & enjoy the spa.

Let`s start with Kocbek Oil mill, which goes back to 1929 when Alojz Kocbek started the mill and oil-making business. He passed his knowledge and experience from generation to generation and each added something of their own. You can find them at Stara Gora, on the main road in the direction of Gornja Radgona. Their specialty is cold-pressed oil, especially cold-pressed pumpking seed oil. Besides pumpking seed oil, you can also buy Sunflower oil, Walnut oil (delicious!), Strast (Passion) Chocolate and Indigenous gift sets. 

We had a tour of the Oil mill, which was a really nice experience, because I`m a big fan of pumpking seed oil, but I have never seen how they`re actually making it. Gorazd Kocbek introduced the procces of making the oil and told us a bit about their business and products. We had a degustation, where we tried different oils, Strast (Passion) chocolate, which was my favourite (the one with the onion! check out the webpage to see the whole collection), curd spread with pumpking oil, a roll and vanilla ice-cream with pumpking seed oil (that was kind of surprising cuz I`ve never thought of that combination, but it works great. The best way to believe me is that you try it by yourself as well). ;)

After we finished with eating again it was time to visit Center Duo in Veržej, where we had a chance to bring out the creative side of us and make our own clay pots. This was actually one of my favourite things on the whole trip, cuz I am a creative person and I`ve never worked with clay before, so it was a new experience + we had so much fun with it...well at least I did! ;)
So, this is a place to be if you need to be creative on holidays + you can sleep in Zemljanka earth lodges (check the description on the photo), enjoy a bonfire at night, take a clay class or just follow your inspiration and be creative as you want or you feel like it. ;) Pretty cool, right?

Guess which clay pot is mine? :P

Before the day was finished and we checked into a hotel, it was time to eat again (tired from all the hard work with the clay of course) and our next destination was Gostilna Rajh in Bakovci. 
You know I`m a sucker for details and great interior and Rajh convinced me even before I saw/tasted the food. Everything is like it should be, served with a style. We even had a little challenge, which was to create our own salad (check the collage below, the main photo). If you think of it, it`s just a lil` thing, but we all had fun with it + again, we had a chance to be creative, so the feeling of eating the salad that you created by yourself, was even better. ;)
Anyhow, the food was heavenly and I do highly recommend to visit them if you are near by.

mmmm... do I need to say more? Cheers! xx
Our tummies were super full and we were very lazy and anxius to get to Hotel Livada Prestige, where we slept our first night. Our super funky ride (Nissan Qashqai and X-trail) were great for transporting all the extra weight that we gained during the day (seriously, I was sooooo full that it would be great if I had more comfy pants on my butt). That`s an honest confession, I`m aware of it, no worries. :)
First we checked in, enjoyed a welcome drink on a terrace and then it was time for our first challenge... golf. It was fun, but honestly, it didn`t convince, probably because we were short on time, and getting the ball into a hole... kind of impossible. :)) If you are enthusiastic about playing golf, then Livada is a good choice when you`re in Slovenia (just so you know).

Room + Breakfast

Top left photo is from Anita (life style fun), because all my batteries were dead. Top right - check out the slide!
After the golf and walk around the hotel, we had a treasure hunt and as you can see, Miran was the lucky one. He found the treasure and the sun was shining upon him & that made him happy. :))
He was in a good mood so he decided to share the treasure with us and we all got a really nice towels from Sava hotels. ;)

The big finale was finally here. We were done with all the activities and it was time to relax a bit, enjoy the bath in the termal black (smelly, but very healthy) water and try out saunas. 
Uff, that was a great ending of a perfect day.


Are you already convinced that this is the place to be for the weekend escape? Don`t you forget that you might be the lucky winner in the spa of your choice and all you need to do is to vote for the best blogger on this link: http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/sl/glasuj-za-naj-nasvet-za-dobro-se-imet/ .
Don`t be lazy, be brave! :) 

xo, Maja

1 comment

  1. Oh, fantastičen dan! Ujela vse, kar je treba :). Sama do leni jeseni sploh nisem vedela, koliko lepih reči se skriva na tem koncu Slovenije... in prijazni ljudje...


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