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New Slovenia Tourist Board Office in London

03-Feb-2010

Beside Lake Bled

Earlier this year (2010) a new Slovenia Tourist Board Office opened in London “for practically everyone interested in Slovenia”.

Address & Contact details –

    Information Office of the Slovenian Tourist Board

    10 Little College Street

    SW1P 3SH London

    Tel: 0870 225 5305

    Fax: 020 7222 5277

    E-mail: london(at)slovenia.info

    Web: http://www.slovenia.info

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Kurentovanje festival in Ptuj

19-Jan-2010
Ptuj beside the River Drava

Ptuj beside the River Drava

The Kurentovanje festival in Ptuj. Now this looks like fun!

The Kurentovanje is the most important carnival event in Slovenia with a 50-year-old tradition which preserve the ethnographical tradition.

Full details of this 11 day festival (05 Feb 2010 to 16 Feb 2010) and loads of pictures can be found at the Kurentovanje website.

Kurentovanje Festival in Ptuj - © Andrejj at Wikimedia Commons

Kurentovanje

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Ljubljana airport to close temporarily in April 2010

30-Dec-2009

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (aka Brnik airport) is to close temporarily in April 2010 for two weeks to allow for runway renovation.

Flights to and from Ljubljana during this time will operate from Maribor in the north-east of the country and passengers should allow for extra transfer times. Full details can be found by following this link to the official   … Read the rest

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Bohinj Park Hotel – Five Stars and Eco-Friendly

23-Nov-2009

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj


**Bohinj Park Hotel**

The newly opened (2009) Bohinj Park Hotel in Bohinjska Bistrica has been awarded a Five Star rating. What really sets this hotel apart though is it’s “green” eco-friendly credentials.

The hotel is setting new standards in energy efficiency.  Using a 430m deep geothermal well, which heats the hotel in winter and cools it in   … Read the rest

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Bill Clinton Praises Slovenia

07-Nov-2009
Beside Lake Bled

Beside Lake Bled

After completing his Christmas Shopping in Ljubljana Bill Clinton praises Slovenia. The article states that “he referred to Slovenia as a country which he sees as an example of the kind of world that he was trying to create as President of the United States and continues trying to build today”.

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Automatic raw milk machines in Slovenia

05-Nov-2009
Cows on the lowers slopes of Krn

Cows on the lowers slopes of Krn

OK. We know this isn’t about walking but we just had to post it! Raw milk is available from automatic vending machines in several Slovenian cities. Buy a bottle or BYOB! We think this is fantastic and its things like this that make this country so special. I only wish we could do   … Read the rest

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Peaceful Slovenia!

03-Nov-2009
Roadside shine near Virstanj

Roadside shine near Virstanj

Slovenia is ranked the 9th most peaceful country in the world for 2009. See the Vision of Humanity website for more details.  … Read the rest

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Slovenia – a Best Rated Place!

28-Oct-2009

Slovenia is 6th out of 133 in the National Geographic Traveller’s “Best Rated Places” list.  Quite right too!

Church of St Primoz near Jamnik

Church of St Primoz near Jamnik

Here is the verdict –

    The northernmost of the former Yugoslavia’s republics, Slovenia wins praise for being “. . . savvy about balancing tourism with cultural and historical preservation”.
    Ljubljana, the capital, is “. . .
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Award for the Triglav National Park

14-Oct-2009

Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Reported today on www.slovenia.si.

The Triglav National Park was awarded a certificate for transboundary parks together with an Italian nature park during the EUROPARC 2009 annual conference in Stroemstad, Sweden, in September. Read more . . .  … Read the rest

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Slovenia is one of the world’s cleanest countries

04-Oct-2009
Slovenia - a clean country

Slovenia - a clean country

Reported by slovenia.si on the 11th of September, 2009. “Slovenia ranks among the world’s cleanest countries, a survey by US researchers has shown. On the list of 140 countries, Slovenia ranked 15th . . .” Read more.

This is one of the things we love about Slovenia – it is so clean!

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