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In Slovenia

Arrived from Warsaw yesterday, checked into our hotel, and immediately did a press conference and a zillion interviews. Late afternoon, it was time to head to Koper on the Adriatic, where I did my signing. Huge friendly turnout, including nt only Slovenes, but also fans from Croatia, Italy, and even Austria. I signed and signed...

On the way home, we stopped at the most amazing castle, built into the mouth of a huge cave. Definitely have to model some castle in Westeros on this one, it was an eyefull, especially by night. I was given a personal tour, presented with a beautiful illuminated scroll, and asked to pres ny hands into wet cement, ala Mann's Chinese Theater. And then we had the most amazing medieval Slovenian feast.

Didn't get back to the hotel until well past midnight, but it was an experience I will long treasure.

Today I do more interviews, and another signing, this one right here in Ljubljana. We're expecting an even bigger turnout.

It's all good. But boy, am I tired.

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Blaž Vates Goljar
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Been there!
It was awesome! You made huge impression and I am not sorry I took a trip from Ljubljana to the Coast.

Wish we had more time to chat though... Hope you`ll be shown as many sight seeings as possible during the stay, yet take some time ti chill out in some of our enchanted spots (such as Kobarid).

Again, it was really an experience!

Best wishes,

Alen
Cory Kingham
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
That castle sounds amazing. Any chance of seeing pictures of it? Or can you give us the name of the castle, at least?
balinares
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
I think it should be Predjama Castle.
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balinares
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Glad you had a good time. Slovenia is ever ravishing. :)
SeventhDwarft
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
I'm very happy you got the chance to see Predjamski grad, it's probably the coolest castle in Slovenia and we have MANY castles considering we're not exactly the biggest country in existance. :)
I'm so happy you're enjoying my country (Got a taste of prsut and cvicek already? You should.). And I'm so looking forward to seeing you today! :)
ravensock
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
Sounds amazing! What a way to be honoured (:
after_nightfall
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
Glad you liked Predjama castle - it is truly something to behold. I hope they told you the story of the robber knight who used to hold it, and the siege to get him out.

Looking forward to the signing today!
cygnusdk
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
While you're in Europe....
I wish you could swing by Copenhagen...I know you can't, but still. :D Some friends and I tried to arrange a trip to Poland, but we just couldn't juggle work, family and Poland...poor little rabbit just didn't enjoy being tossed in the air. :D

Anyhow, enjoy your trip!
Ena Kobentar
Jun. 23rd, 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
Welcome!
It is impossible to express how happy we are to have you here in our tiny chicken-shaped country. Can't wait for today's geek fest, erm, signing. :)
adwd11
Jun. 23rd, 2011 08:10 am (UTC)
What was the castle called? I'm passing through Slovenia this summer so would be interested to visit it!
Blaž Heij
Jun. 24th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
In Slovene we call it Predjamski grad, in English it would be castle Predjama. The name comes from "pred" (in front of) and "jama" (cave).
Goran Gluščić
Jun. 23rd, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
It was amazing... Koper is beautiful and whole experience was great! Good luck with the rest of your travels and have as much fun as you had in Koper!

All best!
tea_tofu
Jun. 23rd, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
Thank you for a beautiful day in Koper! And of course, thank you for existing! :)

Greetings from Croatia,
Tea
Tim Doyle
Jun. 23rd, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
Castle
According to the post from Westeros on facebook the castle is Predjama Castle.

Glad to here your trip is going well Mr. Martin hope you can get some rest soon, would not want to see you catching another super illness due to being run down.
AlienX von Venera
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Its Predjama castle near Postojna.
See wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predjama_Castle
Nataša Kramar
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:10 am (UTC)
Woow, nice you've had some extra time to do some sightseeing :) Trust me, we'll be honored to inspire your amazing world!
See you today... Looking forward to!!!
Natasa
Camilla Tomba
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
Italian Fan
I was one of the Italian fans that came! I'm still shaky after meeting you! I keep looking at the dedication you wrote me to make sure it wasn't all a dream!
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