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'''{{Nova Gorica}}''' is a city in [[Slovenia]]. It is situated in the west of the country, bordering directly with Italy.
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'''Nova Gorica''' is a city in [[Slovenia]]. It is situated in the west of the country, bordering directly with Italy. It is kind of merged with the [[Italy|Italian]] city Gorizia. Nova Gorica has a small university, and quite a few casinos to get rid of all your money. Close to the city is the river Soča, which is a perfect spot for hot summer days. There are many beautiful places to see in the area.
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== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== towards [Ljubljana, Koper and Italy]] ===
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=== towards [[Ljubljana]], [[Koper]] and [[Italy]] ===
  
 
There is a great spot in front of the Qlandia mall (exact spot can be found on this link: [http://http://www.qlandia.si/it/il-centro-qlandia http://www.qlandia.si/it/il-centro-qlandia]. To get there from Italy, there is a bus that leaves right in front of Gorizia train station (cost is 1 euro, payable on the bus. The bus does not run on Italian and Slovenian bank holidays). At one point, once you enter Slovenia, there will be a sign indicating the Center on the right: when you see it, go down at that stop. Walk forward for about 5 minutes (it is not the safest option but there is a path in the park nearby) till you see a roundabout. Walk straight and you will be in front of Qlandia mall. HHsardo, in April 2015, saw two local hitch-hikers getting a lift to a nearby village within 5 minutes. He himself then tried hitching to Ljubljana with a "LJ" sign and got a lift within 10 minutes to another spot by the highway.
 
There is a great spot in front of the Qlandia mall (exact spot can be found on this link: [http://http://www.qlandia.si/it/il-centro-qlandia http://www.qlandia.si/it/il-centro-qlandia]. To get there from Italy, there is a bus that leaves right in front of Gorizia train station (cost is 1 euro, payable on the bus. The bus does not run on Italian and Slovenian bank holidays). At one point, once you enter Slovenia, there will be a sign indicating the Center on the right: when you see it, go down at that stop. Walk forward for about 5 minutes (it is not the safest option but there is a path in the park nearby) till you see a roundabout. Walk straight and you will be in front of Qlandia mall. HHsardo, in April 2015, saw two local hitch-hikers getting a lift to a nearby village within 5 minutes. He himself then tried hitching to Ljubljana with a "LJ" sign and got a lift within 10 minutes to another spot by the highway.
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To get to the spot from the main bus station information can be found on this link [http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nova-gorica/what-to-do/qlandia-3892 http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nova-gorica/what-to-do/qlandia-3892].
 
To get to the spot from the main bus station information can be found on this link [http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nova-gorica/what-to-do/qlandia-3892 http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nova-gorica/what-to-do/qlandia-3892].
  
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'''Highway H4, directions Ljubljana or Palmanova'''
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Take the free bus to Vrtojba. Step out as near to the H4 as possible. There are nice spots on both sides of the border going both directions.
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'''From the city, direction: Ljubljana'''
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A bus stop called "Kromberk Hrast" on the "Kromberška cesta" street, is located right after a crossroad with a streetlight. Some drivers prefer to take this way to get to the highway H4.
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Bus stop "Grčna", across the street from supermarket "QLandia". Some drivers take this way to the highway. Some people might talk to you and suggest the spot described above. I can't really tell which is better. From this spot it is also possible to go towards Koper and Italy.
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'''Direction: Kanal, Tolmin, Bovec'''
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The best option is hitchhiking in Solkan.
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You can get there using free public transport - going until the last stop (parking place in Solkan where the bus turns). Pass the bridge (road to Brda), after there is a traffic light and a nice hh spot right after it!
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'''Direction: Trieste, Monfalcone'''
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Take the city bus to Šempeter, get off on the main square, near the church. Walk back the way bus came from, to the crossroad with streetlight, and turn left, walk past "Eurospin" supermarket, there will be a bus stop on the right side.
  
 
== Public transportation ==
 
== Public transportation ==
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All public transportation is FREE in Nova Gorica since April 2006. From the Gorizia station on the Italy side, getting to the Nova Gorica station on the Slovenian side costs 2 euros.
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==Sleeping==
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There is a place called Presta, it is more like a dormitory though, and they will charge you money. If you're looking for cheaper options, try the hospitality exchange websites, or go ask the local skaters at the skatepark, they are friendly people and might help you. It is located behind the "Perla" casino.
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==Food==
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There is a local market every saturday morning (near the main bus station), you can get good local homegrown food cheaper than in supermarkets. Sometimes if you go into small bakeries in the evening just minutes before they close, you can ask for any bread that hasn't been sold.
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==Free Wifi==
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on free public busses,  in the health center (Zdravstveni dom NG), hotspots around the center of the city, ... (add more?)
  
All public transportation is FREE in Nova Gorica since April 2006.
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[[Category:Slovenia]]

Revision as of 15:42, 6 September 2015

Nova Gorica is a city in Slovenia. It is situated in the west of the country, bordering directly with Italy. It is kind of merged with the Italian city Gorizia. Nova Gorica has a small university, and quite a few casinos to get rid of all your money. Close to the city is the river Soča, which is a perfect spot for hot summer days. There are many beautiful places to see in the area. <map lat='45.94804646731165' lng='13.67574691772461' zoom='12' view='0' float='right' />

Hitchhiking out

towards Ljubljana, Koper and Italy

There is a great spot in front of the Qlandia mall (exact spot can be found on this link: http://www.qlandia.si/it/il-centro-qlandia. To get there from Italy, there is a bus that leaves right in front of Gorizia train station (cost is 1 euro, payable on the bus. The bus does not run on Italian and Slovenian bank holidays). At one point, once you enter Slovenia, there will be a sign indicating the Center on the right: when you see it, go down at that stop. Walk forward for about 5 minutes (it is not the safest option but there is a path in the park nearby) till you see a roundabout. Walk straight and you will be in front of Qlandia mall. HHsardo, in April 2015, saw two local hitch-hikers getting a lift to a nearby village within 5 minutes. He himself then tried hitching to Ljubljana with a "LJ" sign and got a lift within 10 minutes to another spot by the highway.

To get to the spot from the main bus station information can be found on this link http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nova-gorica/what-to-do/qlandia-3892.

Highway H4, directions Ljubljana or Palmanova

Take the free bus to Vrtojba. Step out as near to the H4 as possible. There are nice spots on both sides of the border going both directions.

From the city, direction: Ljubljana

A bus stop called "Kromberk Hrast" on the "Kromberška cesta" street, is located right after a crossroad with a streetlight. Some drivers prefer to take this way to get to the highway H4.

Bus stop "Grčna", across the street from supermarket "QLandia". Some drivers take this way to the highway. Some people might talk to you and suggest the spot described above. I can't really tell which is better. From this spot it is also possible to go towards Koper and Italy.

Direction: Kanal, Tolmin, Bovec

The best option is hitchhiking in Solkan. You can get there using free public transport - going until the last stop (parking place in Solkan where the bus turns). Pass the bridge (road to Brda), after there is a traffic light and a nice hh spot right after it!

Direction: Trieste, Monfalcone

Take the city bus to Šempeter, get off on the main square, near the church. Walk back the way bus came from, to the crossroad with streetlight, and turn left, walk past "Eurospin" supermarket, there will be a bus stop on the right side.

Public transportation

All public transportation is FREE in Nova Gorica since April 2006. From the Gorizia station on the Italy side, getting to the Nova Gorica station on the Slovenian side costs 2 euros.

Sleeping

There is a place called Presta, it is more like a dormitory though, and they will charge you money. If you're looking for cheaper options, try the hospitality exchange websites, or go ask the local skaters at the skatepark, they are friendly people and might help you. It is located behind the "Perla" casino.

Food

There is a local market every saturday morning (near the main bus station), you can get good local homegrown food cheaper than in supermarkets. Sometimes if you go into small bakeries in the evening just minutes before they close, you can ask for any bread that hasn't been sold.

Free Wifi

on free public busses, in the health center (Zdravstveni dom NG), hotspots around the center of the city, ... (add more?)