Slovenia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Sevnica, Slovenia: what to do and where to stay in a small town

Sometimes we crave losing ourselves in a city, but other times we need the quiet in the countryside. If you wish to experience a little bit of both in the same spot, I might just have a solution for you. The town I have spent my childhood in offers both of that. Sevnica is a town as well as the 12th biggest municipality in Slovenia. While the municipality counts around 17 000 people, the town only consists of around 5000. It is situated by the longest river in Slovenia; Sava. What to do in Sevnica Visit the castle If you […]
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8 Things To Do In Ljubljana On A Budget

For some, Ljubljana is the birthplace of dragons, for others, the city of love: ‘ljubljena’ is a Slovenian word for ‘the beloved’. For Europe, however, Ljubljana is a sustainable, recycle rocking capital. How to experience that on a budget? Stay tuned. Free City Tour The one thing everyone seems to associate with Ljubljana is dragons. What about them? To be honest, each local will tell you their own interpretation of the story. Which is why, I highly recommend hearing it from the professionals – the tour guides. Every morning at 11.00 worker bees wearing yellow shirts and warm smiles greet […]
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Best Activities for Adventurous Digital Nomads in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top places to go to in Europe. It offers the best adventures, wanders, some of the coolest sport events and it has all that digital nomads dream of. Forget Berlin or Barcelona, if you are an adventurous wanderer or a digital nomad, sLOVEnia should be on top of your list. Why Visit Slovenia? Top reasons why you should not just pass this country by are its wonderful and picturesque nature, cheaper prices, accessible hotels, apartments and camps with great facilities and wifi, beautiful Alpine peaks, multiple centres of outdoor adventures and last but not least […]
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Metelkova: The alternative face of Ljubljana

If you want to visit something like the famous Christiania in Copenhagen, Metelkova is an ideal place for you. The refreshing energy of this magical place is completely different from Ljubljana itself. Metelkova is ideal at night, where you will be able to meet people from all over the world who came to experience the true nightlife and spirit in this urban squat. THE THORNY PATH OF THE BIRTH OF METELKOVA Metelkova is a former military barracks that was used until 1991 when the Yugoslavian army finally left Slovenia. That space was used up until the war for the independence […]
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Top Seven Locations to Visit in Slovenia in Summer now.

Last summer, we crossed one wish out of our bucket list. Going to Slovenia was one of our dreams and it came true in July 2017. One of my mantra when travelling is that I plan my days very well before going there. Luckily my boyfriend feels comfortable driving abroad and so it is easier for us to visit different places. Here is a list of my top locations in Slovenia which I would not think twice about going again. Jasna Lake My top choice would definitely be Jasna Lake in Kranjska Gora. We lived in a Radovljica, a town 20minutes […]
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Spring in Novo mesto, Slovenia

Finding nature in the city Nature in Novo mesto I grew up in the countryside and to me, nature has always been a place of inspiration, relaxation, and tranquility. Luckily, Slovenia boasts with its greenery, forests and wonderful spots in nature, which call for weekend trips and moments to stop and cherish during weekdays. I have lived both in cities and in the countryside. This experience has helped me appreciate the peaceful and tranquil moments I experience in nature. Whenever I am in town, I tend to escape the city noise and the constant rush by searching for beautiful green […]
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Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia          If you are interested to visit Slovenia and want to know more about this country, then this is definitely for you! I want to share with you my experience of spending 3 beautiful months of my life in Slovenia and share some useful tips, which will help you to navigate to Slovenia. I was living in a really small town Krsko. It is considered to be really quiet place, but during my living there I had opportunity to travel a lot. As the country itself is perfectly located in the […]
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One day in Ljubljana – the city of dragon

It was the Green Capital of the European Union in 2016 and although Ljubljana is not on a bucket list of average traveler, much more people describes it as a great holiday destination, which is safe and environmental friendly at the same time. Let's find out what we can see in the biggest city of Slovenia, the country, where US first lady, Melania Trump comes from. 1. Ljubljana Castle I begin my one-day trip in Ljubljana from its most remarkable building – the castle. First fortresses were built in this place probably already in the 11th century, then not only ages, […]
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Piran – southern sun in Slovenia

Piran's coastline I remain in awe of the tiny 'chicken' shaped country of Slovenia snuggly located in southern central Europe. The wonderment stems from such a small country squeezing in so much variation in culture, climate, language and landscapes. Having recently moved to the capital city Ljubljana, I was keen to set out on more rural but relaxing adventures.     A weekend in Piran confirmed why I should feel amazed by one of the 'chicken' legs of Slovenia. Piran is situated in south-western Slovenia. It faces Italy across The Gulf of Trieste and the Adriatic Sea. […]
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Russia to Slovenia by car

This summer we went to Slovenia by our car. The way from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) to Ribnica (Slovenia) was long, about 4 days, but amazing!  The route ran through Byelorussia, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. We visited interesting cities and places and fell in love with Poland (I tell you about it later…). You can see it on the map below.  First of all, to make your journey pleasant, you should know all information about: • International driver’s license; • Vignettes (especially in Austria, Czech Republic); • Appearance and good conditions of your car; • Special documents, which you should have always in your car; • Passing […]
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Visit Ljubljana, the heart of Slovenia

Ljubljana, the “Beloved One” Ljubljana. The name itself says it all…Well, at least for those who speak Slovene. But for those who don't… It means “Beloved One”. In a faraway place, not so obvious to the eye, right beside the Italian boot, lies a chicken shaped country, named Slovenia. And in the heart of it you can find the capital city Ljubljana, the “Beloved One”. It can't get any cheesier than that right? But it can! And this is the story. I have been strolling the streets of Ljubljana since forever. I was growing up here, then I was growing […]
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Slovenian coast: Why is Izola my favourite city

Slovenian coast is small but beautiful, really beautiful. It has everything you want, even sand beach. You can take a walk through old, narrow streats, take a ride with a fishing boat, eat your lunch by the sea, ride your bike from one side of the coast to another or buy new clothes in big shopping center. As I said, everything you want. Each city on coast has it's own story and each is different than the other. If you're looking for a wild night out, than Portorož is city for you. But about that we'll talk some other time. […]
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Ljubljana: Top attractions to try for free (Part I)

Do you like the feeling, when the city breathes with seaside atmosphere although the closest sea is hundreds of kilometres away? Roads, where you don`t have to avoid trumpeting cars and motorcycles at every step? And on top of that a place, where the best attractions don`t cause too much harm to your credit card? If your answer is triple yes, Ljubljana is the right spot for your trip. Beauty is in the eye of the person who is looking, that´s how the saying goes. And while there are many places which scream ROMANCE at the first sight, there are […]
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Slovenia – Lake Bled

SLOVENIA – BLED LAKE Bled lake and island from Mala Ojstrica             Slovenia is a small country between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is quite often mistaken for Slovakia ;) Even when our best athletes win, mistakes are made. SLOVENIA Our country might be small but it has a lot to offer. From seaside (around 40 kilometres of coastline) to the mountains and beautiful lakes. You cannot get bored ;) You cant drive through our whole country in a day if you are in a hurry. But take your time, […]
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Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe or in other words it is the most Western country of Balkans. As soon as I arrived to Slovenia, I noticed that Slovenians are influenced by their tidy neighbours Austrians and it seems that they want to be compared more with them rather than with other neighbours Italians.                                                                        […]
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Gorizia: an unknown Italian pearl on the border with Slovenia

If you're not Italian or Slovenian – or really into First World War history – you probably have never heard of Gorizia. To be honest, even though I come from Veneto, the only other Italian region bordering with Friuli Venezia-Giulia (Gorizia's region), I have heard of many Italian people who have no idea of where this little city is on the map. When I mentioned I was moving there to study International Relations, a close friend of mine even asked me whether I was sure Gorizia was even still in Italy. Yet, I'm about to tell you all the reasons […]
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