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Visiting Slovenia

Slovenia is proud of both its aboveground and underground cityscapes; architect Jože Plečnik shaped Ljubljana into a grand dame, while water and limestone carved Europe’s most visited caves. A Mediterranean coast, a share of the Alps, and a spread of idyllic farms make this a well-rounded hot spot.... Read More Slovenia is proud of both its aboveground and underground cityscapes; architect Jože Plečnik shaped Ljubljana into a grand dame, while water and limestone carved Europe’s most visited caves. A Mediterranean coast, a share of the Alps, and a spread of idyllic farms make this a well-rounded hot spot.    Close

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The Bar Scene in Koper

Written by Jodeci527 on 08 Mar, 2012

If you're in the mood for something refreshing to drink while touring in Koper, there are many bars all over the town. For a such as small municipality, the number of watering holes are quite staggering. So of course, if you appreciate a brew or…Read More


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Town Squares Galore

Written by Jodeci527 on 07 Mar, 2012

Koper is a small town on the Adriatic Coast of Europe, and it was the first port of call on my Royal Caribbean cruise. Before booking the cruise, I've never heard of this destination before, seeing that it was a very new port for the…Read More


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Lent - an overview of the Old Town of Maribor

Written by fizzytom on 09 Nov, 2011

In Maribor Lent is the name of the city’s historic old quarter on the northern bank of the Drava, and a two week arts festival held every year around the end of May/beginning of June, of which the majority of events are held in that…Read More


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Continuing my vacation from Zurich...

Written by manatwork on 06 Apr, 2011

I took an overnight train from Zurich's Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) to Ljubljana. It was an 11-hour train ride, and it cost me CHF146. Arriving the next morning, I called the hostel to have someone picked me up at Železniška postage (Main Train Station). The…Read More


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Ormoz - an overview

Written by fizzytom on 13 Mar, 2011

If you want to sample the excellent Rizlings, beautifully sweet Rumeni Muskat and the sparkling sipon, then you really have to come to Podravska. Ormož (pronounced "Or-mohj") is the main hub of the wine making industry in this part of Slovenia. It’s a small town…Read More


Rotovski trg - A Handsome Short Cut

Written by fizzytom on 05 Sep, 2010

In Slovene "trg" means "square" or "place", the equivalent of a Spanish "plaza" or an Italian "piazza"; it’s pronounced "turg". Rotovški trg (in Slovene the second word of a name is not capitalised) is basically the "town hall square" although the "front" of the…Read More


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First Experiences of Slovenska Bistrica

Written by fizzytom on 03 Jun, 2010

Initially I didn't even consider Slovenska Bistrica to be a place at all because when the train between Maribor and Ljubljana stopped there all I could see were small groups of cottages on the mountains of the Pohorje Massif. Perhaps I was sitting on the…Read More


Free Bus Heaven in Velenje

Written by fizzytom on 07 Mar, 2010

Velenje’s free bus service is the only one of its kind in Slovenia, and, as the helpful and friendly assistant in the Tourist Information Office there told me, everyone is very proud of it. There are four bus routes, each one designated with a different…Read More


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Velenje - More than just a Concrete Jungle

Written by fizzytom on 28 Feb, 2010

Velenje is a frustratingly difficult place to get to; in fact, when travelling by train, you must change to a slow train at Celje. In the end it took us about two hours to travel by train from Maribor and I guess from the…Read More


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Lovely Ljubljana

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 14 Sep, 2009

However much of a linguistic cliché this might be (the word Ljubljana is very close to the word for love in many Slavic languages), Ljubljana is lovely indeed. A city on a human scale, at about 300,000 inhabitants and with the role of the country…Read More


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