Da je Slovenija prečudovita dežela, bi se moral zavedati vsak njen državljan. Na žalost smo ljudje, ki živimo v njej, preveč obremenjeni s stvarmi, ki se dogajajo, tako da niti več ne vidimo v kako lepi deželi živimo. Če bi odmislili politiko, situacijo v kateri je Slovenija, predvsem pa bi si dopustili, da jo odkrivamo, bi verjetno opazili stvari, ki jih sicer opazijo turisti, ki pridejo v Slovenijo in potem se na dolgo in široko razpišejo o njej. Velikokrat dobim občutek, da je tujcem Slovenija veliko bolj všeč, kot pa je Slovencem. Pa saj to je nekaj naravnega, kajne?
Kaj torej pišejo tujci o Sloveniji?
I don’t know how Slovenia has stayed a secret so long. Why isn’t everyone raving about its stunning Alpine scenery, emerald rivers, picture-perfect towns, and excellent food and wine? Slovenia is beautiful, affordable, and its compact size (about the size of Wales) makes it easy to get around. We never travelled more than an hour or two to reach our next destination: from the relaxed capital to vast underground canyons to rolling hills and vineyards, and on to a fairytale lake and dramatic mountain landscapes.
Bordered by four more-popular countries—Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary—Slovenia tends to be overlooked as a worthy destination. But this multicultural country has much to offer, from colossal caves and peaceful countryside gorges to hip cities like Ljubljana (pronounced “Loob-lee-ah-nah”). Here are five reasons to get your next passport stamp in Slovenia.
The term ‘hidden gem’ gets thrown around a lot when talking about Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It’s partly because we all like to think we have a secret place that few people know about but it’s mainly because, well, barely anyone knows about it.
I fell head over heals in love with Slovenia and it’s unsurprising that tourism here grew by 65% in 2012 so I’d visit now before it loses that hidden gem status!
I’m horrible at keeping secrets. And as much as I don’t want to share this one, I’m going to… Europe’s latest hidden gem is Slovenia. And after traveling to Slovenia this past month, I’ve decided to share my five reasons why Slovenia is Europe’s most under-rated country…
There’s a very good reason why Slovenia has the word “LOVE” right in the middle of its name: because if you visit there, you will fall in love with it as well. I firmly believe that it is no coincidence. I visited this hidden gem of Europe last summer, and found it to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. So for this post, I would like to take you through a quick photo tour of this amazing country.
Nestled within the heart of Central Europe next to the tourist-trap giants of Italy and Austria, lies the tiny hidden gem of Slovenia. Small it may be but it is definitely not without plenty to see and do, with its stunning scenery ranging from soft, sandy beaches to soaring mountains, and its incredible towns with palaces and castles which provide awe-inspiring backdrops. Visiting Slovenia is perfect for those who love the great outdoors due to its vast expanse of lush, green hills rolling for miles and miles on end, and staying in the Julian Alps or countryside is the perfect way to experience the natural environment that Slovenia has to offer its visitors.
Although Slovenia had not been on the top of my list – or even on it for that matter – I eventually went along with the plan. I sold myself on the chance of discovering a hidden gem in the old East Bloc before it was totally overrun, much as have been Prague and Budapest, by bargain-traveling European “weekenders” clutching worn copies of popular guide books.
The small nation, roughly the same size as Switzerland, offers a pristine landscape in the middle of Europe, with picturesque vistas of Alpine peaks and sparkling lakes of cobalt blue that seem like they have been pulled from a beautiful eighteenth century painting. There is also a certain culinary and cultural sophistication set within a rural and rustic charm that distinguishes the region from other parts of Europe.
Slovenia lies astride fault lines both geological and cultural. Here, in this compact country bounded by mountain, river and sea, the Eurasian and Adriatic tectonic plates grind against each other, a constant source of tension expressing itself in vaulting ranges and the occasional earthquake. Languages collide also. This is the junction of Slav, Latin and Teuton, the ethnic crossroads of southern central Europe.