It was time to turn the Polo in.  We drove almost 1,000 kilometers in the car.  It got us up the Julian Alps and to the Adriatic.  It was pretty hard to find a reasonably priced automatic in Slovenia but I’m glad I did.  The Hertz in Maribor was not in the center of the city but about 3 kilometers out of the center.  We decided to return the car 2 hours early so we could have the rest of the day free.   Hertz was supposed to open at 8 so we didn’t think we would have any problem.  When we got to the place it looked more like a repair shop and there was a driving school across the way.  There was a little sign for Hertz and the door was locked.  I asked people in the office next door (seemed like they were the AAA of Slovenia) and they went and got the phone number.  She called Hertz for me and said they would be there in 10 to 20 minutes. 

The guy arrived and filled out the paperwork.  He asked what we were doing in Slovenia and I just said visiting and that it was a nice country.  He said it is not nice… it is the nicest.  It is good to see people proud of their country.  It was a 30 minute walk back to the center through the outskirts.  Not the nicest walk and only one German Sheppard wanted to jump the fence and attack us.  Here is a photo of our little Polo.

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