What to pack for Slovenia

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    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 20, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: Knapsak is the most convenient.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to put something warm in yor luggage because nights in Slovenia could be fresh and cold, in particularly if staying nearby lakes or up in the hills or montains.

    Photo Equipment: On the picture is Tromostovje - Three Bridges - situated in the old city core of Ljubljana

    Tromostovje at Ljubljana
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    Bring your own bath towel!

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Jun 4, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: Slovenia was such a wonderful country to travel in that in the absence of anything more significant to gripe about, my pet peeve has probably been blown out of all proportion. Nonetheless here it is - on all three farms that we stayed on, the bath towels were better suited to drying your hands than drying yourself after a shower!

    We mentioned this in passing to one of our hosts, and he conceded that this comment had been made more than once - however, although he was an extremely obliging sort, he didn't seem to have been motivated enough to do anything about it! We could only assume that towels of minimalist proportions are what the Slovenians favour in their own homes, and that larger alternatives are not favoured/not available/too expensive.

    If you think that this will bother you, then I suggest that you indulge yourself, and pack a beach towel of your own: chances are that if you visit in summer, you'll want to have a swim somewhere along the line, in which case it can just do double duty!

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    Be preaperd!

    by SueWarwick Written Nov 1, 2006

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be prepared for unpredictable weather! I have been to Slovenia early June on three occasions. The first two times it was extremly hot and sunny and my coat never left the suitcase, however, on my last visit it never stopped raining!
    Take short sleeved wickable tops and a waterproof and if possible take your waterproof with you on your days out....you just never know when the weather might turn nasty.

    Clouds over Lake Bohinj
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    Pack for a variety of conditions

    by mikelisaanna Written Sep 23, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Bring a small backpack, because at some point you will probably want to do at least a little bit of hiking.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even in summer, bring a windbreaker and/or sweater, because the mountains are definitely cooler than Ljubljana and the coast.

    Photo Equipment: Definitely bring a camera with a good zoom. There is plenty of great scenery to photograph.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a swimsuit. Slovenia's coast is rugged, so there are no sand beaches and you will want to have some flip-flops or water shoes if you plan to go into the water.

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    by anaiis Updated Apr 18, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Study Abroad

    Miscellaneous: You should at least read one of our authors. The most famous (but neglected regarding translation) are Ivan Cankar and France Prešeren. In a book The Day Tito Died you will find several of our writters. Reading A Ballad for Metka Krasovec by Tomaz Salamun, and The City and the Child by Ales Debeljak would also make your knowledge of our writters decent. There is also Evald Flisar - Tales of Wandering. I prefer Miha Mazzini (Guarding Hanna, King of the Rattling Spirits etc). We must not forget contemporary the greatest and the biggest of them all - our Slavoj Zizek: the giant. The phillosophy trademark. Interesting export product. A man to be proud of. For Zizek basics, read the book you see on the picture. Now, one of our famous slovenian authors (and female!) is also here, on virtual tourist. She has extremely good page (oh, yeah, you will definitely feel inferior to her! she is a genious), worth to pay a visit - see for yourself: http://www3.virtualtourist.com/m/.137577/1/?s=t

    Zizek - the master
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  • Layer it

    by CCW Updated Feb 9, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: If you plan to travel by train or bus, bring a suitcase or duffel bag rather than a backpack: oftentimes you'll have to pull your bag out of a tight compartment in a hurry, and straps will inevitably get caught. (Remove your shoulder strap from your bag before stowing it, for the same reason.)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Fall can be rainy, so bring a waterproof jacket and at least one pair of water-resistant shoes. The climate is generally mild, but it varies by region. The Julian Alps have a mountain climate: it almost always gets cold at night, so don't go out for the evening without a jacket. The coastal climate is more Mediterranean (but not as balmy as, say, Greece), and Ljubljana and vicinity are moderate. I advise the layered look: for a fall trip, I brought a waterproof jacket, a cotton knit jacket, and a fleece vest, and on the coolest nights I wore them all!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Oddly, in many European countries, vitamin tablets are expensive -- I picked up a cold on my trip, ran out of Vitamin C tablets, and had to spend a small fortune on the local product. If you anticipate that you might need an over-the-counter product, bring lots (or, if you stop in London on the way, stock up there -- Britain has discovered discount vitamin-and-health-food stores).

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    Need it all

    by markyg Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Temperatures ranged from a cool night time around 50 F in the mountains to around 97 F on the coast in daytime. Bring a bathing suit, bring shorts and bring a lite jacket. Slovenia was not dressy at all, so any more than casual pants may seem pretentious. Hiking shoes, sandels for the beach and comfortable walking shoes should also be brought.

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  • Rainy season

    by blint Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go at easter time remember to bring some warm water proof clothes as this is Slovenia's rainy season along with September and October. January is the coldest month with an average temp of -2. It reaches about 21ºc in July.

    Overcast river scene
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    just some info

    by speedy77 Written Mar 30, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In summer time....lots of T-shirts, `cause especially in August it gets really hot and you might need to change quite a few times, hehe.
    If you`re planning to hike or climb, please, be prepared. Most of the accidents in the mountains happen because people go there without proper equipment. Put your hiking shoes on (not just some tennis shoes), have spare clothes with you, so you can change at the top or if it`s cold, you can put an extra layer or a vest on.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always have a first aid kit with you in case of a minor bruise, scratch, blister or something simmilar.

    Photo Equipment: Never forget to bring your camera or a video camera along.

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    Autumn clothing

    by Pete_Barnett Written Nov 11, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Make sure you take a small backpack as the motivation to take a hike is very high.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warmer clothing is useful, but it depends on what area of Slovenia you visit. It can be pretty cool in the hills, but we were comfortable in short sleeves when visiting Piran on the coast at the beginning of November.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No problem as most products available at home were sold in Slovene stores. Be aware of public holidays and sundays as shops in rural areas are rarely open.

    Photo Equipment: Essential - the scenery compels you to take photographs! Film available everywhere.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Strong shoes and waterproofs.

    Miscellaneous: Was told to ensure we had an umbrella for the autumn, but the week we were there, even Gorenjska was dry!

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    by sargentjeff Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: take normal luggage, but plan more for outdoor stuff

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring wet weather gear for rain, and warm clothing for winter.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring swimsuits, chairs, ice chest.

    YOu can fish here if you like. The trout are fabulous. I could see them swimming all over.

    Miscellaneous: Hiking shoes would be very helpful, as would some water type shoes for the river.

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    by Amadej Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Backpack with as little as possible inside. Be free! Move freely. Think freely. Alternatively: take many, many things with you, so many that you will be unable to lift them at all. This will help make your trip absolutely safe and you will not need to go far.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't take wet clothing with you. It is heavier than dry clothing. Don't take brand new shoes with you. New shoes do not want to walk and they will try to revenge on you. Take the left and the right one of the same size. Don't forget one of both at home. Regarding clothing take only the latest cry of fashion. It may help you if you get lost. Take an umbrella with you if you want sunny weather.

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    by anaiis Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Here is something that might come in handy when travelling: low fat dried milk powder. Produced by Pomurske mlekarne (Pomurska Dairy) this product has a special mark - see bottom left - that means its low fat, does not contain holesterol and protects your heart and your general health. You can see this mark on some other Slovene products (low fat diary products, turkey low fat ham etc.). Anyway I recommend buying this milk if you like your morning coffe and tea with milk. Or just milk 'per se'.

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    by anaiis Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even if you dont plan to walk in Slovenia, there is a good possibility you will change your mind here. So take your trekking shoes with you. Well, if you dont, you can buy them here, I recommend www.planika.si , they make really high quality shoes. I have great shoes from them - previous pair lasted for years and many kilometers/miles and I still keep them, they are so nice, but newer models are less heavy and better, I suppose. Here is a picture of trekking shoes from our other high quality trade mark, www.alpina.si . Well, speaking of shoes, now you can visit also www.kopitarna-sevnica.si , but no trekking shoes here.

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    by anaiis Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Study Abroad

    Miscellaneous: The book Shedding the Balkan Skin Slovenia's quiet emergence in the new Europe written by Brian J Požun seems nice and detailed tool to get to know modern Slovenia more. It is yours for 8 USD. Read some excerpts from the book on this page: http://www.ce-review.org/ebookstore/pozun1.html

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