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Soca Valley, Slovenia

Crossing the border into Slovenia we noticed two things immediately. One, the beautiful Julian Alps and two, the old bombed out shelters and abandoned tanks on the sides of the road. It was alot to take in. When we pushed further into Slovenia, we started descending into the Soca valley from 8,000 feet up on a narrow two lane road with tons of twists and turns. It was breathtaking to say the least.    How often do you get to climb on a Soviet era tank?! This valley is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Paragliding, river rafting, kayaking, hiking and spelunking are many of the activities offered and people come from all over the world to experience.  The river is an inviting shade of aquamarine which is why its nickname is "the emerald river".  The hiking trails were full of dense, lush, green forest with an abundance of waterfalls. It was nice because it moderated the canyons and kept them cool.   To be honest, the real reason we went to this valley