Slovenia

5 Reasons You Should Visit Slovenia NOW

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Slovenia may be one of the newer countries on the block (after all, it only gaining its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991), yet this hasn’t stopped the place from rising up to become one of coolest places in central Europe. Guide books keep naming Slovenia Europe’s hidden gem, which means it isn’t going to remain “hidden” for too much longer. Here’s five [...]

What every city can learn from Ljubljana

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Towards the end of this summer, just when I thought I had seen all there is to see about Eastern Europe, Ljubljana happened and it blew me away within, erm, probably two minutes of exiting the train station. It had everything I was looking for: small-town lanes, laid-back cafes, that certain "everything is possible" vibe, a beautiful sunset over the canal - [...]

11 reasons to visit Ljubljana

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There are a few cities that have sat on my "must visit" list so long that they have changed and in some ways they are no longer the place I thought they were. At the risk of offending my editor and many of you lovely readers, Berlin was one of those cities for me. By the time I visited it was no longer "up and coming"; it had come up as high as it pos[...]

A Slovenian Getaway

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I had an interesting time visiting in Slovenia. Fresh from a few weeks in Italy and on my way to visit my friend in Austria, I decided to stop for a few days in this tiny former Yugoslav nation. Of course I had to visit the capital, Ljubljana and take a bit of a walk uphill to the castle. The castle is of medieval origin, but has been renovated over time [...]