And, no, we don’t mean Melania Trump. Fire up for Slovenia’s Mother of Dragons.
Now, a diversion here (no surprise) and since my own Mother of Dragons dragged me back, kicking and screaming to Scotland, she has turned the new place into Game of Thrones II.
And so a wooden plaque bearing the name Winterfell hangs above our front door.
A ceramic dragon sits in front of the entrance and a Medieval-type mirror is the centrepiece of the front room.
And she dragged me around Belfast to sit in the Iron Throne and take in the Game of Thrones Tapestry.
Now, if you like your dragons then Slovenia (who knew?) is the place to go.
Where you can find baby dragons (olms) in the Postojna Caves, 53kms from capital Postojna.
How to baby train your baby dragon
Now, the best caves have a dragon and Postojina’s are the envy of all others.
The earliest written accounts of the offspring of a terrible dragon living inside Postojna Cave date back to the 17th century.
In the 18th century, biologists competed against one another, seemingly almost at war about who would be the first to present a new animal species from Postojna Cave.
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli was the first to obtain live specimens of the creatures, and in 1768, the “baby dragons” got a scientific description and a Latin name: Proteus Anguinus.
Even Charles Darwin wrote about the wee fellas from the subterranean world of Postojna in his work On the Origin of Species.
The Tour Postojna Cave, the Queen of the Underground World is priced at €25.80, the package deal includes tours of Postojna Cave and the Predjama Castle for €35.70, down from €39.60.
And 100% cave experience, the package deal includes tickets to Postojna Cave, the Vivarium, as well as the Expo Cave Karst and the Butterflies of the World exhibitions.
And that’s €37.90 of your Earth money, reduced from €45.60.
On the right track
The best Knight
It’s not just underground that this part of the world captivates.
From the magical depths of Postojna Cave make your way to the fairytale world of knights.
The Predjama Castle is another must-see Postojna Cave Park attraction – a veritable medieval miracle, perched in the middle of a rocky cliff for 800 years.
And unsurprisingly it’s a great favourite of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
Something for Christmas
Now we presume that there were no caves around Bethlehem when Our Lord came into the world.