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Ideas for visits: Bistra Technical Museum

A short drive from Ljubljana, halfway between Vrhnika and Borovnica on the edge of Ljubljana marshes, you will find a village called Bistra and its Technical Museum. Known for its collection of old cars owned by former Yougoslavian president Tito, Bistra is also a former Cartusian monastery and a popular venue for weddings. Very educational…

Recipe: Carnival Doughnuts from Slovenia

When you think about Shrove Tuesday or mardi gras in Slovenia, you think of “kurenti” and doughnuts, typical desert eaten all year around, but especially popular during the carnival time. And the best doughnuts, “krofi” in Slovene, come from Trojane, small village that today respresents a rest point for truck drivers, car drivers and tourists and in 19th…

8 medals in total for Slovenia at Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are finished and Slovenia is proud of 8 medals in total. More than in any Winter Olympics before and with two gold medals for the first time! From left to the right: Vesna Fabjan – bronze medal in cross country sprint Tina Maze – gold medal in downhill and giant…

5 medals for Slovenia at the Olympics in Sochi

We have been following Winter Olympic Games in Sochi for just over a week and we can already be proud of 5 medals for Slovenia: Tina Maze won gold in downhill skiing, 1st ever gold medal for Slovenia at the Winter Olympics, Peter Prevc has won two medals in ski jumping, silver in normal hill…

Who will represent Slovenia at Olympic Games in Sochi?

Tina Maze, Jakov Fak, Peter Prevc, Robert Kranjec and 62 more Slovenian athletes are travelling to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Last week Slovenian Olympic Committee has released the names of all 66 participants that will represent Slovenia. They will be competing in alpine skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, ice hockey, ski jumping, free style jumping and cross…

2000 years of the Roman Emona in Ljubljana

In 2014 Ljubljana celebrates 2000 years of the Roman City of Emona, situated on the site of today’s Slovenian capital. An inscription from 14 AD about a donation given to Emona by the emperors Augustus and Tiberius proves its existance. Emona was built on a Roman model and due to its geographical position it played…

Snowshoeing in Slovenia

Slovenia is a perfect destination for an outdoor holiday. More than 60 % of its territory are forests and 38 % is covered by the Alps: Julian Alps in North-West, Karavanke in North-East and Kamnik Savinja Alps in the North. You will find here glacial lakes, amazing gorges, crystal clear rivers, breathtaking Karst caves, Adriatic…

Exploring Slovenia: Goriška Brda and Šmartno village

Goriška Brda region, known for its wines and olive trees, is situated between Soča Valley and Italian border. If you are coming from Slovenian side, crossing the famous Solkan bridge, you will notice that the landscape gets very different from the Soča region once you cross the bridge. How to get there? The easiest way to…

Exploring Slovenia: Maribor

Maribor is the second biggest city in Slovenia and the capital of Slovenian Styria. It is situated beneath the green plateau of Pohorje and along the banks of Drava river. Known for its diverse cuisine, wine growing tradition and hospitable people, in recent years the city has become increasingly popular as a cultural, sports, festival and…

Skiing in Slovenia

Winter is approaching very quickly, eventhough the temperatures at the moment make you feel like we are still in September. If you like snow and you enjoy all sorts of winter sports, we prepared a few ideas about skiing in Slovenia. Slovenian Alpine Ski Resorts There are eight main ski resorts in Slovenia, all easy to reach…