Articles associated with - Slovenia

Learning the Slovene language

10-Dec-2009
Slovene

Slovene

I’m not a linguist. I failed my CSE French with a grade E or F, so getting to grips with Slovene was never going to be easy! (Sarah is much better and has a working grasp of both French and German). We have been travelling to Slovenia since 2001 and our Slovene is very basic. We have no excuse!   … Read the rest

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Camping in Slovenia

09-Dec-2009
Mural at Camp Danica, Bohinj

Mural at Camp Danica, Bohinj

On nearly all of our trips to Slovenia we have stayed on camping sites, travelling around the country in our trusty VW campervan.  Camping suits our style, especially camping with a motorhome. OK, so its not as luxurious as a hotel or a nice apartment (it is more comfortable than a tent!) but the real   … Read the rest

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Motorhome hire in Slovenia

09-Dec-2009
Motorhomes for hire in Slovenia

Motorhomes for hire in Slovenia

As we said in our Camping and campsites in Slovenia article, we travel around Slovenia in our campervan and stay overnight on one of the many excellent campsites. It is a great way to explore the country and, for us very convenient, but not everyone has the time to drive across the continent on their   … Read the rest

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34. Rogla on the Pohorje Massif

07-Dec-2009

Walk 34 – a walk from Rogla to the Lovrenška jezera on the Pohorje massif, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The Porhorje Massif near Rogla

The Porhorje Massif near Rogla

Beginning at Rogla, a skiing centre, this walk meanders across Pohorje to the small pools of Lovrenška jezera. Be careful not to disturb the waters as you may upset the goblin, Jezernik. He   … Read the rest

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Book – The Food and Cooking of Slovenia

06-Dec-2009
Food and Cooking of Slovenia

Food and Cooking of Slovenia

NEW BOOK – The Food and Cooking of Slovenia: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes and Techniques in Over 60 Classic Recipes.

This inspirational new book reveals the full potential of this little-known cuisine, a fascinating blend of European and Slavic tastes. Whether one chooses to start with the smoky flavored sweet-and-sour Bean and Sauerkraut Hotpot from the   … Read the rest

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35. Pohorje – Veliki Šumik

28-Nov-2009

Walk 35 – a walk on the Pohorje massif to the waterfall Veliki Šumik, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

The heavily wooded Pohorje massif, the ‘lungs of Maribor’, is a popular spot for Slovenians all year round. In the heart of this area lies one of Eastern Slovenia’s beauty spots, the Šumik waterfalls, hidden deep in virgin forest.  … Read the rest

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Shrines in Slovenia

28-Nov-2009
Detail of shrine at Luče

Detail of shrine at Luče

When driving around or, better still, walking or hiking in Slovenia you cannot fail to notice the many wayside shrines. They come in all shapes and sizes but most are beautifully decorated, although some are quite simple. Nearly all are well cared-for.

Slovenia in regarded as a Catholic country and although a Slovene is not   … 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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10 Highest Mountains in Slovenia

23-Nov-2009

All but one of 10 highest mountains in Slovenia are to be found in the Julian Alps, within the boundary of the Triglav National Park, the sole exception being Grintovec, the highest mountain in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Many of these great summits can be reached by the walker who has a head for heights and enjoys some easy scrambling. Some   … Read the rest

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Hayracks of Slovenia

21-Nov-2009

The ubiquitous hayracks of Slovenia.

A Studor toplar

A Studor toplar

You will not travel far in Slovenia before you see kozolci, the wooden drying racks that dot the fields throughout the country. They are used during the summer months, making excellent hay from the soft meadow grasses, and in the autumn, when wind blowing through the poles dries the beans and   … Read the rest

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