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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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Free WiFi Internet locations in Slovenia

25-Jan-2010

More and more of us are using the Internet when on holiday or travelling abroad these days, but one of the biggest problems is finding a reliable WiFi hotspot, preferably a free one! I came across a post today on http://mykafkaesquelife.blogspot.com/ which linked to the Google map below.

Credit for the map belongs to Blaž, a Slovenian blogger. MKL   … Read the rest

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Mountain huts in Slovenia

21-Oct-2009
Vodnikov Dom

Vodnikov Dom

There are over 170 mountain huts (dom or koča), shelters and bivouacs in Slovenia, operated by 94 mountain clubs, under the umbrella organisation of the Planinske zveze Slovenije (PZS) or Alpine Association of Slovenia. Whilst the shelters and bivouacs have no provisions, the mountain huts cater for all needs of the walker and mountaineer, a roof   … Read the rest

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Slovenia – weather, climate and the best time to go

18-Oct-2009
Storm clearing over the Soča Valley

Summer storm clearing over the Soča Valley

For such a small country, Slovenia has a widely varying climate that can be neatly divided into three types or zones.

  • A Continental climate in eastern Slovenia, characterised by hot summers and very cold winters.
  • A Mediterranean climate on the coast and in much of Primorska, characterised by warm, mild winters and sunny
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Mountain safety and rescue in Slovenia

01-Oct-2009

Mountain Safety

Snow in early September, Julian Alps

Snow in early September, Julian Alps

The mountain environment is a place of grandeur, wonder and excitement.  It is also a place of danger and a bit of bad luck such as a simple stumble can easily turn into a life-threatening situation.  If you are prepared, have the right equipment and know how to use it, you can   … Read the rest

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Clothing and walking equipment

21-Sep-2009

walking sticks

All walkers will have their personal preferences for items of clothing and equipment, some carrying bulging rucksacks packed with everything needed for for all eventualities, some taking a more minimalist approach. Our recommendations are no more than that, but you should wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather, the season and the altitude at which you are walking,   … Read the rest

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Maps for Walking in Slovenia

18-Sep-2009

Slovenia map for walking

Slovenia has excellent maps for walking, with the Julian Alps/Triglav National Park and all other mountain areas being particularly well covered at the 1:50 000 scale,  published by PZS. There are some 1:30 000 and 1:25 000 sheets available too for the Bohinj, Bled, Triglav, Kranjska Gora and Bovec areas.  Although our book has maps for each walk, we really   … Read the rest

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