To the west of Ljubljana, amid once sleepy villages now beginning to be engulfed by suburban sprawl, lies an exceptional park.
A root cellar or “repnica” is an underground chamber dug in flint, which in the past was used for storing crops, mostly turnip. Although many fell into disrepair, root cellars are again acquiring ...
About the same number of tourists go through Slovenia every year as Slovenes. According to the statistics office, there were about 2 million foreign tourists in Slovenia in 2010.
The Pleterje Charterhouse is a one-of-a-kind building. It’s the only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia. There are only 400 Carthusian monks still left in the world, and only a few in the charterhouse ...
Most airports in capital cities are named after local heroes or former leaders. Ljubljana airport is one of the few named after a politician who never led the country. Whereas, say, Charles de ...
The first day of the month is a popular day to give birth in Slovenia. The most popular birthday in Slovenia, according to the statistics office, is January 1st.
Per capita, Slovenia is the richest Slavic state in the world. But even before independence, the country was a strong economic engine inside Yugoslavia.
How safe is Ljubljana? According to the Mercer world survey, it’s one of the safest cities in the world.
What’s the most common crime in Slovenia? The answer is property crimes, by far. More people are convicted of it every year than anything else.
What is the most common cause of death in Slovenia? It’s a bit different, depending on your gender. For men in Slovenia, the number one killer is cancer.
The Adriatic Sea has plenty of ports. And even plenty of ports for yachts. But one of the biggest is in Slovenia, in the small village of Portorož.