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

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

Visited by Let’s Go Slovenia in February, 2021 Why Bled Castle? First of all, Bled Castle is the oldest castle in Slovenia, written sources first mention it in 1011. In a country where there are over 300 castles, seeing the oldest one is kind of 

HUGE RECOGNITION: Works by three Slovenian authors – Kumerdej, Šarotar and Mazzini – among BEST books of Eastern Europe, Central Asia

HUGE RECOGNITION: Works by three Slovenian authors – Kumerdej, Šarotar and Mazzini – among BEST books of Eastern Europe, Central Asia

An award-winning, London-based digital magazine The Calvert Journal included novels ‘The Harvest of Chronos’, by Slovenian writer Mojca Kumerdej, ‘Panorama‘ by Dušan Šarotar, and ‘King Of The Rattling Spirits’ by Miha Mazzini, among its picks for the “100 of the best books from Central and 

Finding Comfort by Walking in My Local Forest

Finding Comfort by Walking in My Local Forest

I used to walk through the woods near my home in Ljubljana even before the pandemic. But during lockdown my local forest became my sanctuary.  By Marijana PODHRAŠKI If anything, Slovenia is no short of woods. When I was a child and way before the internet, 

Don’t throw coins when you visit the Škocjan Caves

Don’t throw coins when you visit the Škocjan Caves

These days, the Škocjan Caves are more or less empty. The decline in visitors has been huge since the global epidemic started almost a year ago. But due to the expansion of tourism in the previous years, the preservation of natural ecosystems has become one 

There is Beethoven Street in Ljubljana – but do you know why?

There is Beethoven Street in Ljubljana – but do you know why?

Although he had never been to Ljubljana, famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) became an honorary member of the Ljubljana Philharmonic Society in 1819. National and University Library (NUK) in Ljubljana keeps a transcript of the Pastoral Symphony, with Beethoven’s own corrections. “Ljubljana” transcript In 

(INTERVIEW) Sonja Bezjak: Guardian of the river Mura

(INTERVIEW) Sonja Bezjak: Guardian of the river Mura

Sonja Bezjak grew up in a place called Trate, just a stone throw from the Mura river. Her time spent along the river banks is full of fond memories. When she talks about Mura, it sounds as if she was talking about a very dear 

Visiting Plečnik’s house in Ljubljana

Visiting Plečnik’s house in Ljubljana

The great Slovene architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) was a visionary and a reformer. He was a pioneer in urban planning. His legacy belongs to Ljubljana, Vienna and Prague. His works were marked with elements of Secession although they were designed in a modern style. by 

TRUBARJEVA – THE COOLEST LJUBLJANA STREET

TRUBARJEVA – THE COOLEST LJUBLJANA STREET

It might seem a bit peculiar at first (especially comparing to Ljubljana sweet Old Town), but once you dive into it, Trubarjeva Street opens some new doors and views to Ljubljana cultural and urban life, which has been developing here over many decades. by Marijana 

Ljubljana listed among 8 of the world’s most sustainable cities by Lonely Planet!

Ljubljana listed among 8 of the world’s most sustainable cities by Lonely Planet!

The world’s largest publisher of travel guides, Lonely Planet, has put Ljubljana on the list of the eight most sustainable cities in the world, along with Copenhagen, Portland, Singapore, Lisbon, Bengalore, Vancouver and San Francisco. January 5, 2021 Lonely Planet’s writer Emma Sparks praised over 

Lonely Planet Lists Slovenia’s Juliana Trail as One of the World’s Best New Long-Distance Hiking Trails for 2021!

Lonely Planet Lists Slovenia’s Juliana Trail as One of the World’s Best New Long-Distance Hiking Trails for 2021!

January 5, 2021 Slovenia debuted the Juliana Trail in October 2019 in an attempt to get visitors to stay longer and visit more than just its capital Ljubljana and main tourist town of Bled. Long-distance hikes are a travel trend for 2021! “Nothing will bring you closer to a place – 

Our TOP 5 Places In Slovenia We Visited In 2020

Our TOP 5 Places In Slovenia We Visited In 2020

In 2020 we visited some new places! by Let’s go Slovenia Travelling around Slovenia in 2020 Despite 2020 being a year of global pandemic, we managed to make some short trips – when we were (still) allowed to travel and move across country’s different regions.  

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.  Visited by Let’s go Slovenia in September 2019 The medieval beauty A walk 

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 in 

The Enchanting Little Town of Vipava, Slovenia

The Enchanting Little Town of Vipava, Slovenia

Only one hour drive from the city life of Ljubljana we indulged ourselves in the peace and beauty of the Slovenia’s south-western town of Vipava in the wine-rich region of the Vipava Valley. Here is the story of a weekend well spent between sightseeing, relaxing in 

Vintgar Gorge – your destination in Slovenia!

Vintgar Gorge – your destination in Slovenia!

We were thinking for quite some time if we should share this with you or not … One becomes very protective of the natural beauty when it cuts deeply into all the senses. But a hike along 1600 m long Vintgar Gorge with waterfalls, pools 

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 

5 BEST spots for your perfect Ljubljana photo!

5 BEST spots for your perfect Ljubljana photo!

Visiting Slovenia will without any doubt leave you with some great memories. And  if you do it right – some great photos! Therefore, as local travel bloggers who are showing Slovenia to the world, we thought of sharing with you some of the spots in 

A walk through the Old Celje Castle

A walk through the Old Celje Castle

Many say once you visit the Old Celje Castle it will stay in your memories forever. Visited by Let’s go Slovenia in December 2018 Once upon a time … Yes, once upon a time, there were counts and nobles and warriors walking here, living, dreaming, fighting 

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 

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 

The Art of Slovenian Shoemaking In The Tržič Museum

The Art of Slovenian Shoemaking In The Tržič Museum

Not only Italians, Slovenes too were once famous throughout Europe for their shoemaking skills, high quality shoes and great shoe design. Therefore, visiting Tržič Museum in a small town of Tržič near the Austrian border is a MUST for every shoe lover! Only an hour 

Tourist farm Matk – high above the Solčavsko

Tourist farm Matk – high above the Solčavsko

The Logar Valley is considered one of the most popular valleys in Slovenia. However,  it is not so difficult to avoid the crowds and experience this hidden corner of Slovenia on its own. We decided to take a day trip and explore the heights above Logar Valley. Our 

The Museum of Smuggling – stories about hiding coffee and jeans live on!

The Museum of Smuggling – stories about hiding coffee and jeans live on!

After the Second World War, the smuggling of goods from the capitalist Italy to Slovenia (back then part of socialist Yugoslavia) was a very common activity … Shopping tourism Most Slovenes who lived in the times of post WWII Yugoslavia until 1991 can still recall 

The new-old Hotel Bohinj almost ready to impress!

The new-old Hotel Bohinj almost ready to impress!

21 February, 2021 Slovenian crypto millionaire Damian Merlak’s second hotel in Bohinj is planned to open its doors in the spring! A hotel for young at heart! The renovation of the Hotel Bohinj in Ribčev Laz started in October 2019 – after the renovation of 

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 is being carried out … Once upon a time in Ljubljana Operating since 1828, Cukrarna used to be