Slovenia What to Pack

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    In Your Pocket Guide - Ljubljana
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    Free Ljubljana map
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    Clouds over Lake Bohinj
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Slovenia What to Pack

  • Slovenian currencyn - Tolar

    Ljubljana What to Pack

    In 1991, Slovenia released its own currency, called the "Tolar", abbreviated as "SIT". In March, 2004, 100 Slovenian Tolars converted to $ .70 Canadian dollars, or $ .52 US dollars, or .42 Euros. The SIT later became obsolete, when it was replaced by the Euro. As of June 2007, 1 Euro is worth approx. $1.42 Canadian, or $1.33 USD.

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  • Bring a book

    Piran What to Pack

    After Yugoslavia is a marvellous book to either take with you or to read before you go. It offers impartial information on the regions history, both recent and past, as well as recounting the authors journey. It's written by Zoe Bran and published by Lonely Planet. Easily the best travel book I've read this year.

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    Ljubljana What to Pack

    Don't forget to get a free map of Ljubljana at the Tourist Information Centre. Among two city maps, it includes the locations and short descriptions of the main sights and an overview of the city bus network. The main Tourist Information Centre is located at Stritarjeva ulica in the Old Town. Another one can be found in the Railway Station.

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    Knapsak is the most convenient. 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. On the picture is Tromostovje - Three Bridges - situated in the old city core of Ljubljana

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  • Bring your own bath towel!

    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...

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  • Be preaperd!

    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...

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  • Pack for a variety of conditions

    Bring a small backpack, because at some point you will probably want to do at least a little bit of hiking. Even in summer, bring a windbreaker and/or sweater, because the mountains are definitely cooler than Ljubljana and the coast. Definitely bring a camera with a good zoom. There is plenty of great scenery to photograph. Bring a swimsuit....

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    Study Abroad 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...

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  • Layer it

    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.) Fall can be rainy, so bring a waterproof jacket and at...

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  • Need it all

    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

    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.

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  • just some info

    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),...

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  • Camera, binoculars and good footwear.

    backpack trainers or hiking boots and socks. Some beautiful wideflowers in the meadows and this one was on the island in the middle of lake Bled.

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  • Autumn clothing

    Make sure you take a small backpack as the motivation to take a hike is very high. 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. No problem as most products available at home...

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    take normal luggage, but plan more for outdoor stuff Bring wet weather gear for rain, and warm clothing for winter. Bring swimsuits, chairs, ice chest.YOu can fish here if you like. The trout are fabulous. I could see them swimming all over. Hiking shoes would be very helpful, as would some water type shoes for the river.

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    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. Don't take wet clothing with you. It is heavier than dry clothing. Don't take brand new...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Study Abroad 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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    Bags with wheels or a backpack to easily get to bus or train stations. Rain gear and umbrella is a must. When Italy is dry, across the Adriatic, Slovenia can have rain Camera with telephoto and wide angle for the scenery. Layers of clothes since the weather is changable. Good walking or hiking shoes. Stores are plentiful, so what you did not...

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    A comfortable backpack. Waterproof clothes and a good pair of boots would do it since it rains quite a lot. One thing I would recommend is a plastic or waterproof cover for your backpack. After a good soak in a summer storm you will find hardly anything dry. And it gets pretty cold over the night, even in summer. A set of carbines attached to the...

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    This list is not limited to Slovenia but a universal one based on my backpacking experience. Though it might sound bizzare, a pair of boxer shorts is indispensable in my pack. They're the best pyjama-esque thing in the world, worn with T-Shirt, of course. Packing a pair of boxers instead of pyjamas is a great space-saver. And there's never enough...

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    Travel light. I struggled with a big bag full of clothes I did not end up wearing. Take a small wheely-case. Hiking boots or at least strong shoes for all those lovely walks. Waterproofs for walking, Savica and caves. Bring a good camera and lots of film, you will be glad you did. Film is available most places. Splash resistant camera may prove...

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    A waterproof jacket and jumper for visiting Postojna cave to counteract the temperature drop. Torches, waterproof clothing and footwear with a good grip if visiting any of the other less 'developed' sites for more serious caving.

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    Camping You may notice I missed out the capital, Ljubljana, but I confess I took a day trip there on the bus & train from Bled, (mainly to experience Slovenian public transport, but also to try & meet some real Slovenes!Thanks for reading so far. I hope you have an adventurous & exhilarating time as I have had in Slovenia! I couldn’t have...

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    Pack a pair of shades. Contrary to popular belief about often foggy Slovenia, the sun does shine there sometimes.

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