Portorož is usually associated with classy socialite resorts and in the mind of Slovenes the most elite coastal town in Slovenia.
Unfortunately Portorož's days of glory are well in the past. These days the town resembles an aged opera diva.
The town is a curious mix of fancy high end boutiques with ridiculously overpriced luxury items and street vendors offering cheap Chinese trinkets. It pains me to see that this town has become nothing more than an oversized mall designed to extract the maximum amount of money out of tourists.
Aside from things to buy there really isn't much to do in Portorož. Not one decent restaurant. On the waterfront at least. All the 5 star hotels are actually on the inner side and I have no desire to sit in their suave lounges if I can't have my coffee while looking out on the sea. That's the whole point of coming here.
This post is very economical for I've managed to squeeze in two of my summer dues: a road trip and a sewing project. I'm feeling rather smug right now ;-P
All photos courtesy of Mr. C