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  • Walk along river Ljubljanica

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Walking about along the river Ljubljanica is a real pleasure, sitting sipping coffee is also delightful and just watching the people passing by. Though it was still a little cold it was amazing how the sun's ray's would warm you. Strolling through along the river side looking at the architecture and the different bridges is a delightful way to...

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  • Lake Bled

    Bled Favorites

    On the road, and heading towards Bled Castle, I happened to see these Sheep in a paddock. Different to the Merino, and I thought they were rather pretty! I think people may have stopped many times before me, as they were more interested in what I was doing, to running away! Perhaps, people had stopped with their children. Some of these Sheep were...

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  • Tartini Square

    Piran Favorites

    This is the main square in Piran. It was named after the violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) who was born in this town. Long ago it was a harbour for fishing boats. In 1894 it was filled in because of bad smell, filth and for health and sanitary reasons. Tartini Square is surrounded by various colorful houses, the New Town Hall,...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Ljubljana Favorites

    I didn’t find the tourist information office, but the tourist office found me. A Ljubljana Postman riding around the center on a Penny Farthing tricycle in period costume from 150 years ago can provide free tourist information or directions.

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  • Villas of Bled

    Bled Favorites

    One thing that we both appreciated (but it is also almost an obsession to Fernanda) were the flowers. Blooming everywhere, the way they use them in facades and balconies add beauty to the most common or even ugly construction

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  • Lighthouse Area

    Piran Favorites

    On my second visit to Piran I had a stroll to the Punta lighthouse. It is located on the tip of the Piran peninsula. Beyond the lighthouse there is a church formerly consacrated to Saint Clement. In the 17th century it was renamed as Our Lady of Health because of the plague that propagated throughout Istria. This church was first mentioned in the...

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  • View from Ljubljana Castle

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Ljubljana castle, from there you can have a great view of the city, easy to reach with the tourist train(see trasportation tip), just try not to go during week ends as, you will probably find a queu of marrying couples with their friends and parents, wishing to have a photo near the castle.

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  • Pletna

    Bled Favorites

    The Pletna is a sort of gondola, steered and motored by a muscular chappie with 2 oars. There were none on the lake the day I was there, but as you can see from the photo, the Pletnas themselves are very photogenic, and I do have a soft spot for traditional wooden boats. The general programme is that you pay the ferry man for the half-hour or so...

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  • sunset

    Piran Favorites

    It was the end of the afternoon and we were sitting outside a seafront bar, enjoying a glass of wine, some olives and a few slices of delicious local ham... the natural light grew dim, and the sky took on pastel-like tones... a perfect sunset that seemed to last hours, getting nicer and nicer at every minute. A perfect way to end a really joyful...

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  • Friendly people

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Take any opportunity to meet with the locals, as they are some of the nicest people I have met on the planet. Very friendly, very relaxed, and generous of time, spirit and money. I made more good friends in Ljubljana in a few days than a year spent in England. A great people and a great country. Strangely enough, it can be meeting the one bad...

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  • City center - Prešeren square

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Born on the 3.12.1800 in Vrba,Gorenjska region, died of cirrhosis of the liver on the 8.2.1849 in Kranj. On the day of his death we celebrate National Day in Slovenia. The verses of his Zdravljica are used in Slovenian National Anthem. A Toast - Zdravljica The vintage, friends, is over, And here sweet wine makes, once again, Sad eyes...

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  • TOLAR - Slovene currency

    Ljubljana Favorites

    There's not that many money exchangers around the city centre. Your best bet is to go into a bank (which is what I did), such as the Ljubljana City Savings Bank on the pedestrian Copova ulica 3. There are also exchange counters at the train and bus stations.

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  • Christmas in Ljubljana

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Although Ljubljana is not a great place during the winter it gets very beautiful place as Christmas and New Year's are approaching. Streets and squares get decorated with thousands of lights, you can hear music on the streets and there are many people walking around. Some manifestations take place in the open and there is also Christmas market...

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  • Triple bridges

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Tromostovje (= Triple Bridge) is one of the bridges crossing the Ljubljanica river. It is made up of a middle bridge built in 1842 and two bridges added between 1929 and 1931. These side bridges were designed by J. Plecnik and are for pedestrians. The middle bridge is for cars. Tromostovje links Preseren Square to the Old Town.

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  • Sunday flea market

    Ljubljana Favorites

    Check out the sunday flea markets in the center of old town. The best collection grade of 'A grade' material I've ever seen. A perfect place to pick up that that elegant painting of 'Marshall Tito' your aunt back home has been clamouring about..

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  • SLOVENIAN CEMETERIES

    I know I am not the only one who loves browsing around Cemeteries.Here, in Slovenia, it was no different, infact, it was interesting to see how different Cemeteries were here to Australia where I come from and to other Countries.The one in my photo had this interesting wooden sculpture outside the cemetery. Outside the walled Cemetery, was a lovely...

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  • Vrata valley

    The Vrata valley, on the way between lake Bled and Krjanska Gora is really beautiful. It is the home of Pericnik waterfall, which really is three waterfalls, and that one is great - and free.Another reason to visit the valley, for those of us not daring or time-limited people who don't manage to climb Triglav, it offers tremendous views of the Big...

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  • Lake Bohinj

    Bohinj is not as glamorous as Bled but a must see nonetheless. It is much larger and the dropping mountains around it's shore give it a dignifying look.Bohinj is the place for adventure sports in this area, with rafting, horse riding, paragliding and cave exploring trips departing from the lake. We took a 'rafting' trip down the Bohinjicka river....

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  • Cute site.

    Calm is the best thing in Slovenia. You can do a lot of things and all is very close.You can go for a walk for sightseeing, go to musseums, to go out to lunch or dinner, to go out at night and a lot of things in a good place.People is very friendly and outgoing.The prices are not too expensives. People and the old town.

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  • Wine hills of Goriska Brda

    Visit the hills of Goriska Brda in the western Slovenia near Nova Gorica. An area not too touristy but already detected. These hills are full of wineyards, often topped by churches with some farmhouses around. From the tops of these hills you have wonderful views over the surrounding area, the plain of Friuli in Italy just a few kilometres away at...

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  • Yes,living myself not really...

    Yes, living myself not really far from this country I saw its famous sights like Bled etc. on various visits, of course, and I can state that all what you find on the excellent VT Slovenia pages about this fantastic rich variety of Slovenia, from the Alps to the Mediterranean, Pannonian air with some distinct spice of 'italianità' and noticeable...

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  • Pumpkin seed oil

    This delicious dark green oil is made by pressing the roasted seeds of pumpkins. It is widely used and produced in eastern parts of Slovenia (Prekmurje and Slovenian Styria (Štajerska) region).It has a nutty taste and is very healthy. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6), iron, zinc,...

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  • Tipping

    A very nice VT-er reminded me that there is no tip regarding tipping in Slovenia. Well, here it is. :-) You are not expected or obliged to give tips to waiters. But you may do it, if you feel so, especially if you are satisfied with a service provided and if there is a small amount of money to be returned to you. The best advice would be: act...

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  • Kremna rezina.

    Kremna rezina is a typical cake from Bled. It is made of a layer of vanilla custard and another of whipped cream between two layers of flaky pastry.

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  • Public phones - only phonecards!

    Please be aware that public phones in Slovenia take phonecards only - no coins! Phonecards are for sale in major places like train stations as well as gas station and newspaper shops.Oh yes, and I almost forgot. Many public phones are out of order. I needed four tries to find one that was working. Others weren't able to read the card or to built up...

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  • No language problems - but please show...

    One of the great advantages while travelling in Slovenia is that you will rarely encounter language problems. Most people speak english and among the younger ones you will seldomly find someone without english knowledges. Many elderly people and people living close to the austrian border speak german, while italian may only be useful in the coast...

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  • Visit Bled castle. It is...

    Visit Bled castle. It is perched in the mountainside overlooking the lake. The views are just breathtaking.The Museum in the Bled Castle is open from:1.5.- 30.9. - every day from 9.00a.m. to 8.00 p.m.1.10.- 30.4. - every day from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.tel. +386 (0)4 574 12 30

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  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

    Slovenias only UNESCO World Heritage site is the Škocjan Caves (1986) for information only, please do not rate this tip

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  • An Open Air Museum

    There is not only a cultural heritage one can admire. There is much more. You can admire a collection of minerals and fossils, medical herbs' shop, an art gallery...and more and more.

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  • An Open Air Museum

    The place is situated in a peacefull valley, away from busy traffic streets. There are several objects from ancient time, like old mill, screw press, old rack waggons, agricultural implements....

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  • An open Air Museum

    It's an open air museum. All around are well preserved farm outbuildings. Double drying-frame is one of the sights of Slovenia. This one is altered into shelter for the night. (For low budged travellers)

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  • A Theme Park

    I suggest not to drive on the main street. Drive passing the town Tržic. Tržic is an old town for centturires home of the shoemaking, tanning and blacksmith's trades.Follovwing the marks and the Map above, you'll reach lodging house Smuk

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  • Zelenica

    This is the wiev onto Zelenica - one of the ski centres in Slovenia.On the right side of the photo, you can see a ski lift. A good point of once a very popular ski center is that snow cover lasts till May.

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  • Ljubelj

    If you come to Slovenia from Austria, you'll pass an international border crossing Ljubelj. This is the Slovene end of tunnel through Karavanke Mountains.On the left side of the photo, there is Zelenica, once very popular ski slope. Usually the snow last till May

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  • A map

    Coming to Slovenija from Austria, you can choose the international border crossing Ljubelj in Karavanke MountainDriving on the road full of turnings towards Trzic, you'll pass a village Podljubelj, also worth to stop. Not far away is the Tominc Waterfall, in the vicinity of which mercury was excavated until 1902.

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  • Idrija

    View to part of Idrija with a church on the top of the hill.Idrija is well known upon laces, and every year, in summer time, lacemaking market stand is organized.

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  • Around Idrija

    Idrija is a small town, but all the same, worth to see it. It is known upon its mine, upon lacemaking and also an inexhaustible treasure of natureIn this castle, there is a Museum, and it's hardly recomanded to visit it.

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  • Around Zuzemberk

    Round-faced tower, is located near Zuzemberk in Dolenjska region. Probably it was constructed many years back as a guardhouse.

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  • Zuzemberk Castle

    Zuzemberk castle was built in the 13th century on a rock of overhanging the Krka River.Actually, in Dolenjska region, there are many castles, but unfortunately many of them are ruins nowadays, and it's hard to believe, they'll be reconstruced in near future.

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  • Paški Kozjak

    This monument is made of ancient tombstones.It was the parish priest's idea, to make such a monument - even more, he built it by himself. He's very interesting in history and he's looking for sights of ancient life there , all the time. Monument

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  • Paski Kozjak - school

    This is the highly placed school in Slovenia. The village is named Paški Kozjak. There are only a few houses in the village - and of coure the church. School in Paški Kozjak

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  • The castles of Slovenija

    There are plenty of medieval castles all over Slovenia. Most of them are very good preserved and open for the public visitors. The minor number of the castles is in the poor conditions, however, now under the major reconstruction works. Touring the castles of Slovenija might be an great experience. The Castle of Mokrice is situated on the...

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  • Škofja Loka

    As far as I am concerned, Škofja Loka is the most beautiful town in Slovenia, and it has the best preserved medieval core among the all Slovenian towns. In fact, Škofja Loka is called "ancient beauty", "gallery in the country" or "the town museum". Škofja Loka is situated very close to Ljubljana, about 20 km, and it is very good choise for a day...

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  • How to climb TRIGLAV - 2864 M

    Many of my friends and VT members asked me to put some informations about how to climb TRIGLAV!Surly the easiest way is by helicopter :-) but we like our mountains too much to use it so here are some tips :just check out my external page For this tip please check out my Dovje page where I live! There you will find much more pics and info about the...

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  • Lake resorts

    Bled and Bohinj are the most famous lake-resorts of Slovenia and the distance in between them is 20km only. The Lake of Bled is more famous and more popular among the tourists. It offers much more facilities then the Lake of Bohinj, which is, however, highly recommended to those who prefer intact natural beauty. Besides, Lake of Bohinj is a part of...

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