Last week my older son Toni and I visited Maribor, second biggest town in Slovenia. To be more specific, I took him for a trial with FC Maribor. Although I've passed through this town many times on my way to Graz or Austrian Alps, this was first time that I strolled through the old part of town or along the river Drava. Maribor is pretty similar to towns in Austria and the rest of Central Europe but then again it has a personal charm. Narrow streets surrounded with old houses, vinyards above the town, Drava river that washed the shore, beautiful churches...We were lucky because we happened to be in Maribor on November 11, St. Martin's Day which is the favorite day a year of the people here. The main square was crowded with lots of people drinking beers or wine and eating sausages and enjoying live music and good vibrations were floating around.
Thanks to our friends Iva and Tomaž, Maribor became not just the unimportant place near highway but definitely a must stop by point in the future.