Don't just ask for a beer.
The beer in Slovenia is very good, but if you just ask for a beer, most often you will get a Svetlo Union pronounced onion or a Laško Zlatorog, pronounced lashko both of these beers are very good, but if you like a other types of beer or stout their are some very nice ones from both breweries. Union have Črni Baron, Smile, with lemon, Union pils which is slightly weaker in alcohol and Laško have Temno Laško now called Laško Dark and Netopir. Netopir is more like a bitter but is hard to find these days. A shandy is a Union Radler Laško do a lower calorie/alcohol version called Laško light and there is Laško Club similar to original Zlatorog.
One funny thing that we overheard whilst having drink at our favourite snack bar one day was a group of young teenagers asking for "three hot dogs with onions" so the hot dogs came and to the teenagers amazement they had managed to get beers to go with them. I thought it was really funny. These are from the Laško brewery.
Zlatorog, Zlatorog club,Temno, Dark Laško, Netopir, Lahko, Light Laško, My favorite being Zlatorog.
These are from Union.
Svetlo pivo, Pils, Lager, Premium, Črni Baron, Smile, Uni & Radler.
My favorite being Črni Baron.
The first thing you should do...
If you visit to walk your first trip should be to the Tourist Information office in the centre of town. Buy their walking map of the area. It has numbered walks which have numbered wayposts all around the surrounding area. Some are a little difficult to locate, so be warned, but the map is the standard map that all the tourists use and provides the topic of converstion when you arrive back at the hotel as a lot of the placenames are unpronounceable!
The home suppoters have expected much more of their guys, ecpecialy from Primoz Peterka, but it wasn't their day. Though, they have found consolation in drinking huge quantities of Lasko and Union beer.
To tell you the truth Ribafish, VTer from Zagreb, have beat them. He had so many beers and have start supporting Bulgarian competitors who didn't even come here.
Planica - the valley of ski flying hills
The alpine valley of Planica is situated only seven kilometers from Kranjska Gora, at the very border with Italy. Together with the neighboring village of Ratece, the valley of Planica has only 650 inhabitants, but it is, nevertheless, well known throughout the world. Already before the war the construction of ski-jumps had begun in the area between Planica and the deepest end of Tamar, below the two thousand-meter high Ponce Mountains.
International ski-jump competitions were organized and, following the last war, ski-flight competitions were also introduced. This "valley of ski-jumps" now boast six ski-jumps with lengths of 25, 120 and 180 meters. Big ski-jump competitions are organized here every year with the participation of the world's top ski-jump elite. Near the ski jumps in Planica there is also a small ski lift at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level.
Tobogganing is also possible in Planica. Ratece and Planica have several good restaurants and 200 beds are available in private rooms.
MANGART LAKES - BELOPEŠKA JEZERA
Mangart lakes - Belopeška jezera are located 10 km from Ratece in Italy.
After crossing Slovenia-Italian border you can reach the lakes by car or by bike.
In the year 1971 a regional park with exceptional natural and cultural beauties was established there.
All around the lakes are many walk trail,
trained hikers can climb Ponce and Mangart from the Italian side.