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What is the problem with Slovenian railways (and traveling by train)?

What is the problem with Slovenian railways (and traveling by train)?

Slovenian government finally started investing into its railways. This is of course great news! However, the railway works will be causing even bigger delays in the years ahead (2024 and 2025), during the reconstruction works. We LOVE traveling by trains, but … Delays in the 

Hello Kras – welcome to one of our favourite corners of Slovenia!

Hello Kras – welcome to one of our favourite corners of Slovenia!

The collection of the Karst Plateau wine-rich villages out west, close to the Italian border, is a wonderful place to spend a few days when in Slovenia. Sežana – a great base The town of Sežana is located on the Karst Plateau, 17 km from Trieste, Italy, and 80 km 

Visit the newly opened Kurent House in Ptuj

Visit the newly opened Kurent House in Ptuj

It’s opened all year round, what do you need to know prior to your visit? Kurent House is an inter-active museum in the centre of Ptuj, which is known as Slovenia’s oldest town. It opened at the beginning of 2023 to celebrate and educate visitors 

Slovenian Food: 5 Fall-Winter Dishes You Absolutely Have to Try

Slovenian Food: 5 Fall-Winter Dishes You Absolutely Have to Try

Slovenians take pride in their rich culinary tradition based on seasonal ingredients and the freshest produce. From Prekmurje in the northeast to Istria in the southwest – the country has emerged as a full-on foodie destination. Here, we wanted to focus on the 5 fall-winter traditional 

Visiting Ribnica – the town famous for woodenware or “suha roba”

Visiting Ribnica – the town famous for woodenware or “suha roba”

When mentioning the town of Ribnica, people in Slovenia first think of the famous local tradition of woodenware or “suha roba”. First written records of woodenware date from 14th century, in a fair document from Lož. It is also mentioned in the permission given by Frederick 

Slovenska jama, ki vodi v pekel

Slovenska jama, ki vodi v pekel

Čeprav mnogi pred njo trepetajo že dolga stoletja, je manj znano, da se ta nahaja prav pri nas. Legenda pravi, da je v Tolminu kratek čas bival srednjeveški italijanski pesnik Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) in avtor znamenite Božanske komedije. Med sprehodi in raziskovanjem okolice okrog Tolmina 

FUN Things to do in Ljubljana: ice-skating in the Tivoli Hall ⛸

FUN Things to do in Ljubljana: ice-skating in the Tivoli Hall ⛸

It may feel like summer has just ended, but winter joy is on the way! The famous Ljubljana indoor ice-skating venue Tivoli Hall’s is opened for recreational ice-skating October through April (map how to get there in the link). The regular schedule on their web-site 

Radovljica – a town full of history, beauty and charm

Radovljica – a town full of history, beauty and charm

The aim of this post is to get you excited about visiting a small Slovenian town of Radovljica (sometimes shortened to Radol’ca). Radovljica is located just a short drive from the famous Lake Bled. It has one of the most charming Old Town centres in 

Visit Črna Vas just outside Ljubljana to see this Plečnik’s miracle!

Visit Črna Vas just outside Ljubljana to see this Plečnik’s miracle!

Plečnik is considered one of the world’s most important modern architects. Why Črna Vas? The small village of Črna Vas is home to one of the most celebrated pieces of Plečnik architecture in the region – the Church of St Michael. Plečnik’s work shaped the 

Welcome to Jeruzalem in Slovenia!

Welcome to Jeruzalem in Slovenia!

Yes, you did read it correctly! There is a place in Slovenia called Jeruzalem. We are talking about a small settlement in the north-eastern part of the country best known for its endless vineyards and breath-taking panoramic views over the church towers and scattered vineyard 

Our 7 TIPS for Your Joyful Trip to Škofja Loka!

Our 7 TIPS for Your Joyful Trip to Škofja Loka!

Once in Škofja Loka, you will make a sigh: Aahhh it’s so BEAUTIFUL here! (Khm, what took you so long – we have been telling you this all along!) ? This charming little place only a good 20 minute bus ride from Ljubljana (5, 40 

Recommended by Locals: Riklijeva Rezina (Rikli’s Slice), Lake Bled’s NEW star

Recommended by Locals: Riklijeva Rezina (Rikli’s Slice), Lake Bled’s NEW star

The new delicacy from Bled is similar, but not identical, to the popular Bled kremšnita. Two layers of vanilla cream on a butter dough base, topped with a thin layer of apricot marmalade, with a chocolate coating – what’s there not to love! Those who 

Visiting the Tolmin Gorge – Just Spectacular!

Visiting the Tolmin Gorge – Just Spectacular!

On a hot summer day we visited the lowest point of the Soča Valley – the Tolmin Gorge. It is a an easy hour long hike from the town of Tolmin (approx. 2km out of town). The Soča River Valley  The Soča River Valley in 

Drežnica – a fairy tale village embraced by Mt. Krn

Drežnica – a fairy tale village embraced by Mt. Krn

The memory of Drežnica village panorama below the mighty mountain Krn, with the unusually large church of St. Heart of Jesus, will last forever … Walking to Drežnica from Kobarid There is a main road that takes you out of the town Kobarid, towards the 

CUKRARNA – birthplace of the Slovene literary modernism turns into Ljubljana ‘Tate Art Gallery’

CUKRARNA – birthplace of the Slovene literary modernism turns into Ljubljana ‘Tate Art Gallery’

The 19th century former Ljubljana sugar factory called Cukrarna has been left to ruination for a long time. But in the last years a large renovation project has been carried out … Once upon a time in Ljubljana Operating since 1828, Cukrarna used to be 

TEN Slovenian restaurants awarded top rating by Gault&Millau this year

TEN Slovenian restaurants awarded top rating by Gault&Millau this year

The Slovenian edition of the renowned French restaurant guide announced this year’s best Slovenian restaurants that received the highest ranking of four toques. The four toques rating was retained by Hiša Franko near Kobarid, Gostilna Pri Lojzetu near Vipava, Hiša Denk in Zgornja Kungota, Ošterija 

HIKING JULIANA TRAIL – THE SOČA VALLEY PART

HIKING JULIANA TRAIL – THE SOČA VALLEY PART

As a local Slovenia travel blogger, at the end of February 2020 I was already making plans for another great summer of going around places in Slovenia and blogging about them. But then a global pandemic has put the entire planet on pause. To stop 

Postojna Cave  – TOP choice of your trip in Slovenia

Postojna Cave – TOP choice of your trip in Slovenia

As you might already know, Slovenia is a charming small country, known for its natural beauty. One of the wonders of the nature that you should not miss when visiting, is the amazing Postojna Cave. Consequently, we can guarantee this visit will stay in your 

Visiting Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba

Visiting Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba

You cannot visit Slovenia without hearing and learning about the greatest Slovene poet France Prešeren (1800-1849). You will come across his statue right in the centre of the capital Ljubljana. Also, words of the Slovene national anthem are all part of Prešeren’s poem »Zdravljica« (A 

Eastern Slovenia: Make it to Ptuj!

Eastern Slovenia: Make it to Ptuj!

We spent two days in Slovenia’s oldest and prettiest town, in the country’s little-visited eastern region. Historically, Ptuj is one of the most important settlements outside Ljubljana. Moreover, Ptuj is home to many great festivals, with Kurentovanje Carnival – Slovenia’s most famous folkloric event – 

KOBARID MUSEUM – A WAR MUSEUM (WW1), WITH A MESSAGE OF PEACE

KOBARID MUSEUM – A WAR MUSEUM (WW1), WITH A MESSAGE OF PEACE

If you are slightest interested in the history of the 20th century and you find yourself in Slovenia, there is no way you can miss visiting the Kobarid Museum. Visited by Let’s go Slovenia in August 2020 One of the TOP historical attractions in Slovenia 

Meet Brigita Herjavec –  designer of unique ceramic presents from Slovenia!

Meet Brigita Herjavec – designer of unique ceramic presents from Slovenia!

Brigita Herjavec is an outstanding pottery ceramics artist and designer from Slovenia. Ceramic bowls, cake trays, cup holders, decorative lights, even jewellery – she masters everything with the elegance and beauty that touches you. Each product is a piece of art on its own, an object 

Gostilna Pri Martinu – a really good local restaurant in Kranjska Gora

Gostilna Pri Martinu – a really good local restaurant in Kranjska Gora

When you find yourself in Slovenia’s most famous mountain resort of Kranjska Gora, surrounded with Julian Alps and skiing slopes, you don’t really crave for sea-food, right? Still, believe it or not – it seems to be easier to eat fish, calamari and pizza’s here, 

Everybody says – Škofja Loka is so pretty!

Everybody says – Škofja Loka is so pretty!

Only 23 km (14 miles) from the Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, you can spend a day back in time in Škofja Loka. This small town is among the most beautiful and oldest settlements in Slovenia.  The medieval beauty A walk through the narrow old town alleys, with the 

Hiking Around the ENTIRE Lake Bohinj – All You Need To Know

Hiking Around the ENTIRE Lake Bohinj – All You Need To Know

The walk around the entire Bohinj lake (12 km) can be finished in about three to four hours. But to get to know and enjoy the area better, our plan was to take it gradually. Visited & walked by Let’s go Slovenia in March 2021 

Visiting Bled Castle – one of Slovenia’s most ICONIC landmarks

Visiting Bled Castle – one of Slovenia’s most ICONIC landmarks

When in Slovenia, most visitors go to Lake Bled. They soon realize there is quite a few of the Lake Bled MUST do’s – from taking a walk around the stunning lake, paddling to the Bled Island, eating Bled ‘kremšnita‘, walking up to the Bled 

Lake Bohinj – the “other” beautiful lake of Slovenia (beside Lake Bled)

Lake Bohinj – the “other” beautiful lake of Slovenia (beside Lake Bled)

Since Lake Bled is one of the most visited attractions in Slovenia – and of course for a very good reason because it is a really spectacular wonder of nature, we thought of taking a trip and introduce you the other of the beautiful lakes 

Novo Mesto – city of bells (guest blog post by Susan Curtis, Editor of Istros Books)

Novo Mesto – city of bells (guest blog post by Susan Curtis, Editor of Istros Books)

The main square of the town of Novo Mesto ( situated in the Dolenjska region, 24,000 inhabitants) seems to be almost constantly ringing with the sound of bells … The two churches that flank its longer sides – St Leonards on the right and the Cathedral of St 

How to Spend Three Days in Kranjska Gora Outside the Skiing Season

How to Spend Three Days in Kranjska Gora Outside the Skiing Season

Kranjska Gora is Slovenia’s most famous winter skiing resort. But this popular town in north-western Slovenia is visited all year round, not only in the winter season. So, the question is – what is there to do when there’s no snow on the skiing slopes above the 

Learn Slovene with Anna in Slovenia! (but first READ this INTERVIEW)

Learn Slovene with Anna in Slovenia! (but first READ this INTERVIEW)

Anna came all the way from Montreal to live in a nice little village in Slovenia. Via her Anna in Slovenia blog, she writes about her everyday adventures and discoveries of Slovenia. She also shares her knowledge and understanding of Slovene, the official language, as 

Zgornje Jezersko – a journey into the heart of  the nature

Zgornje Jezersko – a journey into the heart of the nature

Welcome to Jezersko — the perfect hidden place of Slovenia. First of all, where is Jezersko? Jezersko is a pristine mountain valley in Northern Slovenia, surrounded from the east by high summits of sixty million years old Kamnik-Savinja Alps and from the west by more than 

(INTERVIEW) Nataša Briški: Ambassador of the Kočevje Region

(INTERVIEW) Nataša Briški: Ambassador of the Kočevje Region

To most Slovenes Nataša Briški is still best know as a former TV sports journalist. Though it was her TV reporting from America during George Bush Jr. presidency (she also interviewed him) that made her an acclaimed domestic and international journalist name. Presently, Nataša is editor in-chief