Liberation Day Announcement #1


On May 9, 1945 Ljubljana was liberated by Slovene Partisan Forces. In celebration of this there is an annual event “Po poteh spominov in tovarištva” – basically a hike around Ljubljana, more or less where barbed wire was installed by the Italian occupator. I go on this hike every year and am planning to go this year as well. And I have a question.

Would anyone else like to go to? I’m planning on doing some “live blogging” as I installed a nice little plugin for posting via mobile phone, or I may even take my laptop, camcoder and wireless card and do some video-blogging.

This is just an initial “sounding of the terrain” and I’m not confirming a mass event just yet. But if there’s enough of you who’d like to partake in this celebration of liberty and Partisan music, we can have a lot of fun.

It’s an approximately 6-7 hour hike, mostly flat terrain (just one hill to overcome) and it takes place on Saturday, May 12th. Unless I fall ill, I’ll do it regardless of the weather.

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25 thoughts on “Liberation Day Announcement #1”

  1. I’ve been wanting to walk most of this trail (only been on a small part that is closest to our place in Vic), this sounds like a great time to do it! I’m not 100% sure about the date yet, but tentatively count me in.

  2. Alright! 😀 Obviously none of us can be absolutely sure about it at this stage (except me, barring an illness), but it’s great you guys are willing to go.

    Who’s next? 😀

  3. I can’t make it, but I do want to say that this sounds like a great idea. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of it!

  4. Thanks!


    If a lot of people express interest I think I’ll open a special page with a few tips and a sing-up form or something like that. Otherwise, if only the brave few dare to liberate Ljubljana, I’ll just mail the instructions. 😉

  5. I’d love to do it, but it conflicts with an agility competition. But I might give priority to the pot spominov thing–I’ve known about it for twenty years at least, never actually done it. I take it you walk rather than run? Would my border collie also be welcome? I’d hate to have to leash her for six hours, though.

  6. Anybody else having trouble the last 2 days loading this weblog w/ FireFox??

    It seems to be ok with IE 7, but w/ FireFox the page hasn’t been loading completely every time.

  7. @Michael N
    I didn’t notice any problems so far. My data given by anonymouse:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

  8. @Michael N: It could be the Google Analytics code… I installed a plugin a couple of days ago and it supposedly puts the code in the footer of every page.

    I’ll loook into it. Thanks for the warning!

  9. @Jean: Of course I walk 😀 I ran for 4 kms the other day and ended up with a hurt knee… And the dog is more than welcome.

    I trust noone else minds?

  10. @pengovsky: hmm, not sure, maybe it’s just my computer, but then I haven’t installed anything in the last few days to change anything. It’s intermittent though, sometimes it loads fine in firefox, other times it doesn’t.

  11. Is anybody else able to load it correctly with the latest version of FireFox??

    I disabled all my extensions because some of those have updated the last few days but it seems the same results occur with all extensions disabled.

    This is the current version
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/

  12. I just downloaded the latest version of Firefox:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; sl; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/

    The only difference is the language setting… I’ll have a good look at it tommorrow.

  13. I would mind if the dog didn’t come along! I also second the not running bit… I’m more fun to hang around with when I’m not running. It’s easier to drink while walking, anyways.;)

  14. I’ve got some queries out about walking it with a dog. If they come back positive, I’m definitely in. How many native speakers of English will be in our group (Lisa, Jay…?)? I can plug it to my high school students as an opportunity to practice their English as well as get some healthy outdoor exercise and a history lesson.

  15. Oh, the best is yet to come…as part of the pitch I’m going to tell them what a hottie you are, Pengovsky, so you’ll have hordes of 16-18 year-old Karst girls vying for your attention–though I’m sure you will prefer to bestow them on an old lady–er, mature woman–like me. After all, I’ll be the one with the wonderdog.

  16. Sheeesh! 😀 Of course, I’m highly corruptible in the “attention giving” departement, so any past good deeds will not go overlooked, trust me 😉

    But it seems I better start working out… 😕

  17. If my girl students pester you too much we can always tell them you’re gay–but then you might have a problem with some of the boys.

    Are you planning to bring that cute blonde along?

  18. I’m afraid the cute blonde will not be coming along… She’s taking the shorter tour with my parents.

    I wouldn’t want to mislead your girls students or alienate them too much… Or too little, for that matter. In my experience, gay men are a magnet for girls 😀

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