“So where is this country you are talking about? Are you sure it is so close to Italy? How did you say it is called? Slovakia?”
As a native Slovenian, I am quite used to all of those questions. Because of our country’s small size, it’s not exactly the most outstanding tourist development. With quite a confusing name, Slovenia often stays at the bottom of must-see-lists for travelers. So I was quite happy when I discovered these amazing bloggers who already discovered Slovenia and fell in love with it!
It is hard to find people who are crazy/brave/adventurous enough to move to a completely new country, but that did not stop Adele from moving to Slovenia! Her blog is a great travel guide to the most unusual, delicious, weird, traditional and many other Slovenian places and adventures. Adele, it is a joy to discover Slovenia through your eyes!
Read more about Adele and here adventures here.
VICTORIA AND STEVE FROM BRIDGES AND BALLOONS
Victoria and Steve, proud vegetarians, did not just decide to visit Slovenia, they decided to do so in style! Their four days in Ljubljana, Bled, Soča Valley and Goriška Brda were full of culinary delights and enjoyable moments. As a female who grew up with traditional (meaty) Slovenian dishes, I am very happy to hear you enjoyed it here!
Read more about how to survive Slovenia as a vegetarian.
LARISSA, THE BLOND GYPSY
Larissa discovered another great feature of Slovenia – the closeness of everything! Although roads in Slovenia are sometimes quite a pain, the small size of this country makes it possible to see all of the main attractions in a very short time. Follow in the footsteps of this Blond Gypsy and discover hidden gems like Bled and Bohinj!
More about the travelling plan of this solo gypsy here.
I am always thrilled when I read about someone going out of their comfort zone for a really unique travelling experience. And this girl did just that by beating her claustrophobic feel and dived into the underground world of Postojna Cave.
A note to everyone with a fear of caves: entering a cave with a train will help you get rid of your fear!
Read more about the underground adventure of Adelina here.
DALENE AND PETE FROM HECKTIC TRAVELS
I know exactly what it feels like when something leaves you breathless. I was ecstatic to read Dalene’s post about Ljubljana and her feelings when she arrived to the city for the first time. This adventurous couple even thought about moving to Slovenia! I would really enjoy having such great neighbours!
I love when travelers from the whole world gather to share their experience and adventures, and I was pretty happy to find a guest blog post from Nathan Moore (from jimandnathansbigadventure.com) on Heather’s blog. Nathan did a great job describing their adventure in Bled and on Soča River. I hope we can soon expect another article on Slovenia, but this time from Heather!
Check Nathan’s adventure here!
SARA BUTTON AND THE BUMBLINGS OF MISS BUTTON
Miss Button (known as Sara) is a fearless traveler who did not only discover Slovenia but also took time to visit one of our most unusual and entertaining festivals: Kurentovanje.
Kurentovanje is an annual festival in Ptuj to celebrate the end of the winter. I have never looked at this tradition the same way as Sara: “…people running down the streets in full body sheepskin costumes, horns and feathers, wearing bells…” but basically that is exactly what that is.
More about Kurentovanje by Sara.
Updated: September 28, 2015