Slovenia

Old Castle Celje: Far From Disney Fairytale

Old Castle Celje

Old Castle Celje built in the 12th century seems like it was taken right out of a Disney fairytale. Looks however can be deceiving. This castle’s macabre history is full of violent deaths, tragic romances and descend of a once powerful family. That’s reality. But just how much of it should you share with the …

Wise Men: Are Slovenians the Best at Predicting Weather?

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Slovenians have hundreds of proverbs, myths and legends all dealing with one of mankind’s greatest mysteries: predicting weather. For centuries they were closely tied and dependent on the land. They were also a lot better at paying attention to it, because then knowing will the winter be full of snow was closely tied to survival. …

7 Best Slovenian Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

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They say pictures are worth a thousand words. These Slovenian Instagram account s along with their amazing photos then speak volumes. They show perfectly captured places that tell a story of Slovenia as a lush green destination, full of special nook and crannies waiting to be explored.  While the accounts can be a useful way …

Cool Quiz: Where in Slovenia Should You Go?

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While small in size Slovenia has plenty of sights and experiences to offer. Here is a little quiz to help you decide which part of Slovenia would best suit your needs, wants and expectations. Let’s play. If we have you convinced and ready to go, don’t forget to find an awesome place to stay in Slovenia: Book …

10 Words That Look The Same In Slovene And English But Have Totally Different Meanings

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Sin: Slovenians proudly brag with having a sin since it means a son. In predominantly Catholic Slovenia some might consider having one out of wedlock a sin. Red: Seeing red in Slovenian is not a bad thing, quite the opposite, as red is order. Star: One doesn’t look forward to being star in Slovenia. Once …

A Haven for Families: A review of the Tourist Farm “Pri Flandru”

There are rare places that feel more like coming home than just visiting. Nestled high in an almost forgotten village of Zakojca, on the edge of Primorska region, the tourist farm Pri Flandru offers treats for the whole family; from the delicious homemade food to riding horses. All you have to do is get there. …

7 Things You Get Addicted to When You Live in Slovenia

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So many choices  Small yet diverse is how one could best describe this country located in Central Europe. With access to both the Adriatic Sea and the impressive part of the Alps, it has everything within easy reach. Living here makes you forget about driving for hours on end to reach your destination or having …

Road-trip Songs for Cruising around Slovenia

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Slovenia has more than 38.900 kilometers of roads and they take you to the most amazing places: from a fog ridden capital of Ljubljana to the vast clear skies of Portoroz, from plains of Prekmurje to the high peaks of Gorenjska region and to lakes, over passes, they connect remote villages and they overcome labyrinth …

Photo Friday: River Soca

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I tell my kids river Soca is magical. So, why would I tell you anything differently. There is probably a very coherent scientific explanations for the emerald green water that has been inspiring and astonishing people for decades but for the sake of the argument, let’s leave it with special powers. Besides kids and me …