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. Its medieval town center is the best preserved in the whole country and it […]

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 […]

The Beautiful Town of Vipava in Vipava Valley, 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 […]

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5 Slovene habits you need to hear about!

5 Slovene habits you need to hear about!

The story of Slovenia is also the story of its people, their customs and habits. If you are a foreigner frequently visiting Slovenia, or maybe even living here, you might have already learned about  the way Slovenians do certain things and live their lives. Some of their habits you might find interesting and some maybe odd, depending on where you are from. However, here are 5 Slovene habits people of other nations might find strange or funny!


Slovenia shares land borders with four countries, one of which is Croatia (the other three are Hungary, Austria and Italy).  Croatia’s 1,800 km coastline, with its islands and turquoise Adriatic, is well established on the holiday scene. So it’s Italy’s. Yet, most Slovenes choose to spend their summer vacations – year after year  – in Croatia.

Most Slovenes don’t mind waiting for hours in line of cars at 35 degrees Celsius to cross the border with Croatia. They are not even put off by high prices of the accommodation (in many cases higher than in Italian, Spanish, Portugese etc. resorts). Even the fact that often they feel undervalued and neglected as tourists in Croatia comparing to German, British, Dutch and other tourists won’t make them change their holiday plans for next year.

Who wouldn’t like to have neighbours like this, right!

Piran harbour – Slovenia has its own coast. Tiny, but pretty.

If you are from Slovenia, it is very likely that you have at least dozen pairs of slippers in your closet – different sizes, colors and patterns. Many foreigners find this very odd and at the same time amusing. But Slovenes are serious about it. They don’t like to have their feet cold or their carpets dirty. Therefore, they expect their guests to have the same attitude about this.

Entering the house with shoes on is not common in Slovenia. Guests are expected to take their shoes off and there’s no room to argue about it.


It wouldn’t be an instance of  exaggerating to say that for majority of Slovenes a car is more than just a car. It is a kind of status symbol, far more than »only« means of transportation. The relationship between a Slovene and his or her car is infact a very interesting point to explore. When spring begins you will see tons of people out cycling, rolerblading, running or hiking. It’s like they all do mountaineering. Still, to most Slovenes it is beyond imagination to have to run errands in town on foot or have to walk some small distances, let alone to use means of public transportation.

For being able to afford their ”steel horse”, many people in Slovenia decide for cost-saving measures. The most popular are German brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen.


Slovenia is home to some of the best-value skiing in the Alps. The majestic mountain peaks of the Julian Alps surround several small, picturesque ski resorts. Therefore, it is not surprising Slovenia is home to some of the world’s best  winter sportswomen and sportsmen. Every winter when either skiing or ski jumping competitions are on, Slovenes are cheering them in front of TV’s all through the winter season.

Knowing any of the names of Slovene skiing or ski jumping champions will take you far into the hearts of Slovenes.

Mt. Triglav is mountain in the Julian Alps, north-western Slovenia. Rising to 2,863 m (9,392 ft).

So, after you have heard about the hiking and mountaineering mentality in Slovenia, this last one might not come as such a huge surprise to you. If you are a true Slovene, you have to climb Mt. Triglav, which is the highest peak in the country – at least once in your life time.

To be honest, this is indeed a true and stunning life adventure. In Slovenia we tend to think this tradition confirms our national identity and love to our country – which our ancestors were dreaming about for long centuries.

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