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AZ2SI
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 4:29  Reply with quote

Little Slovenia, at the very southern edge of Central Europe, is already fairly well-known in the Czech Republic, but if you have any questions about traveling there, please post them here and I'll do my best to answer them! I'd love to see even more Czech tourists visit my country, which is just a few hours' drive south of the Czech Republic.

Here are some pics of Slovenia (BTW, the neoclassical bridge you see on some of the photos was designed by Joze Plecnik, who was Slovenian but did a lot of his work in Prague):

NOTE: If these photos are taking too long to load, this is a good alternative source for pics of Slovenia:
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Slovenia


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Photo: A. Fevzer and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Ubald Trnkoczy and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: J. Skok and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: D. Mladenovic and slovenia-tourism.si


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^ The famous Slovenian hayrack
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^ A wind rattle, used to scare away birds
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^ The interior of a traditional country home
Photo: D. Mladenovič and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: B. Kladnik and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: A. Fevzer and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: D. Mladenovic and slovenia-toursim.si


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evian
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 6:19  Reply with quote

Wow...Amazing photos! Very Happy
Yes...I have read quite a lot about Slovenia, it seems to have much to offer, but almost unheard of out of the European continent. I am quite interested in visiting Slovenia, particularly Ljubljana....sometime in the future years I guess.
By the way....Can you tell me what city of Slovenia is in the 9th photo below??
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AZ2SI
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 6:41  Reply with quote

I'm glad you like it, Jason. Yes, Slovenia is still underrated, but the number of foreign visitors is growing rapidly. A number of foreign newspapers have even described Ljubljana as "the new Prague." Now, I'm not sure if this comparison is valid, since Ljubljana is far smaller, but it is a very attractive, vibrant city, with a really unique character. In the summer, Ljubljana's outdoor cafes are packed full of people until well after 10PM; that doesn't happen even in many far bigger cities.

The town in the ninth photo (and the eight) is Piran, a Venetian gem on Slovenia's short Adriatic coast.

Here's Piran from another perspective:

Source: B. Bajzelj and slovenia-tourism.si

And here's the legend for all the photos:

1. Lake Bled, a well-known resort
2. Mount Triglav. Named after a Slavic god, and seen from most of the country, Triglav is a symbol of Slovenia. It's even on the country's coat-of-arms.
3. The Alps
4-7. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital
8-9. Piran on Slovenia's coast
10. The Alps
11. The town of Kranj
12. The Dolenjska region
13. A shepherds' settlement a.k.a. an alp (Velika Planina) in the Alps
14. Picking olives
15. Jezersko in the Alps
16. Traditional baked goods
17-24. Various pics of the countryside
25. Goriska Brda, sometimes called Slovenia's Tuscany.
26-32. More of the countryside
33. Another pic of Velika Planina
34-35. More countryside pics
36. The region of Stajerska (Slovenian Styria)
37. A mill on the river Mura
38-39. Still more of the countryside
40. A lake on the Pohorje plateau
41-43. Countryside, including the resort town of Kranjska Gora in pic #42.
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evian
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 6:54  Reply with quote

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Yes, Slovenia is still underrated, but the number of foreign visitors is growing rapidly.


I think the fact that Slovenia is underrated but still a great place to visit is a good point. In my opinion the less a place is flooded with tourists - the better! I do truly hope to visit Slovenia one day.
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Tristan
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 17:45  Reply with quote

I live near Slovenian border, speak the language, and all that… Slovenia really is a beautiful country (spent my New Year's holls in Ptuj – the cutest little town in the world !), but it probably wont stay as beautiful once it gets flooded with tourists… which will definetely happen, sooner rather than later, especially since Slovenia is EU member now.

A hint: download this year's Slovenian Eurosong candidate's video. Ater seing him standing in the water, all I could say was: Slovenia: 12 points !

Kdor ne skače ni Slovenc ! Laughing
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AZ2SI
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PostPosted: 11-Apr-05 23:18  Reply with quote

Hvala, Tristan! I agreee that Slovenia has to be very careful about how to deal with the rapidly growing numbers of tourists, but I think that if it focuses on cultural and eco tourism, it can retain its charm. After all, Croatia sees far more tourists than Slovenia, but it is still one of the most incredibly beautiful places on Earth. Smart planning and a rejection of old-style mass tourism (combined with strict enforcement of laws and regulations) should ensure that both countries stay that way.
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KJP
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PostPosted: 19-Apr-05 9:35  Reply with quote

Those are amazing fotos, really. Much prettier than anything I have seen or imagined Solvenia to be. Guess it means that they are not promoting their tourism yet, which may be wise.

Anyone see the Bulgarian commerical on EuroNews? Someone has got to fire that marketer, its terrible...kind of like Latvias anthem...its just not working.

Just your fotos have done much for Slovenias future tourism, it is on my list to see 100%
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ursula
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PostPosted: 19-Apr-05 12:23  Reply with quote

beautiful country, beautiful pictures! wish i were 20 years younger,
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Cezary
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PostPosted: 16-May-05 7:16  Reply with quote

Somebody has any idea what part of Slovenia is best for to live?


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Photo: A. Fevzer and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: J. Skok and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: D. Mladenovic and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: B. Bajzelj and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: A. Favzer and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


^ The famous Slovenian hayrack
Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


^ A wind rattle, used to scare away birds
Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


^ The interior of a traditional country home
Photo: D. Mladenovič and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: B. Kladnik and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: D. Mladenovič and slovenia-tourism.si


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Photo: B. Kladnik and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: D. Mladenovič and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: A. Fevzer and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: Bobo and slovenia-tourism.si


Photo: B. Kladnik and slovenia-toursim.si


Photo: D. Mladenovic and slovenia-toursim.si


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Photo: A. Fevzer and slovenia-toursim.si


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cechofil
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PostPosted: 17-May-05 4:47  Reply with quote

What an incredible pictorial! Thanks for sharing that. I am sorry that I was not knowledgeable enough about this country to even consider including a trip there during my previous stays in the Czech Rep. But now, I will make every effort to see this unspoiled gem the next time that I return. It IS a well kept secret. Who knew??
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