Kite Adventure in Gujarat 2023 – Chapter 4

… in which we celebrate a birthday, shock the good people of Somnath, help an industry to flourish, encounter another wild boar, and dance under an incredible purple sky. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia was invited to the great International Kite Festival Gujarat 2023. From January 6 to January 16 we rode planes, buses, … Read more

Kite Adventure in Gujarat 2023 – Chapter 3

… in which we dodge deadly obstacles, finally fly kites as we like, get neither tea nor coffee, witness a birth of a new life, ride camels, and enjoy an impromptu corrida. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia was invited to the great International Kite Festival Gujarat 2023. From January 6 to January 16 we … Read more

Kite Adventure in Gujarat 2023 – Chapter 2

… in which we fight Batmans, break the Guinness World Record, eat the best food ever, stage a mutiny on the bus – and run in front of the wild fauna of India. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia was invited to the great International Kite Festival Gujarat 2023. From January 6 to January 16 … Read more

Kite Adventure in Gujarat 2023 – Chapter 1

… in which a bag of skis goes to India, we find a smoking lounge at the Mumbai Airport, and the Ambassador of Slovenia finds a new passion. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia was invited to the great International Kite Festival Gujarat 2023. From January 6 to January 16 we rode planes, buses, cars, … Read more

A Prehistoric Jewel: Debela Griža Hillfort

Just north of the village Volčji Grad – Wolf’s Castle in the middle of Slovenian Karst – lies a spectacular hillfort that’s not on a hill and is not (as most hillforts aren’t) a fort. It’s called Debela griža – ‘thick heaps of stone’ – due to its humongous walls that dominate the landscape even … Read more

Towards the Abyss

We said that the last post was the final in the series about Planina polje. We lied. This is Unica river, the sixth apparition of the “River of the Seven Names” flowing serenely across the plain. But can you tell in which direction is it flowing? From the hills onto the plain, from the forest … Read more

A Caressing Light

The third KAP session on Planina polje was all about light. The low Autumn sun did its magic. No intriguing history this time, no sparkling science, no stunning discoveries … just the wind, the kite, the line … … the setting sun caressing lush meadows, trees in their autumnal dresses, and a river. That’s it. … Read more

It Cracked in the Middle Miocene

And it was quite a rumble … The Earth back then – some 12 million years ago – was different, but uncannily similar. Arabian peninsula and Zagros mountains just crashed into Eurasia proper, severing the Tethys from the Indian ocean, and Africa collided with Iberia, closing the Gibraltar straits that lead to the Messinian salinity … Read more

Top-Down Magic: Planina Karst Field

There are few changes of perspective that reveal more than the top-down view, the one that is furthest removed from the ordinary human experience. Lines of trees become broadly winding meanders, hidden landscape features are suddenly visible, secret dances of the shadows thrown by the setting Autumn sky are exposed. The northern part of Planina … Read more