DATE : February 20, 2019
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Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning or drowning an effigy of a witch that represents winter. These ancient rites are still a thrill to see today. But there are also some very notable music festivals that take place as the weather warms up. So let’s take a closer look at both!
The Czech Republic and Slovakia
The Czech Republic and Slovakia were once a single country, so it’s no surprise that they have similar spring festivals. Both countries recognize the figure of Morena, the Slavic goddess of death and winter. It’s her effigy you’ll see burned in countless spring celebrations here, from the smallest village to the biggest city.
Photo courtesy of http://www.carodejnicenaladronce.cz On the last day of April, l..
DATE : May 18, 2017
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Short break in Ljubljana, Slovenia Swathed in forest and surrounded by Alpine peaks, Ljubljana is green in more ways than one, finds Chris Moss, as he explores Slovenia’s newly crowned eco-capital.
The train hissed slowly into Ljubljana. On the way from Salzburg I had passed Alpine valleys melting and budding in the first sunshine of the year. It was the perfect introduction to Slovenia’s lush capital. Leaving the station, I took one of the city’s kavalirs – free electric buggies – to my hotel in the car-free city centre and breathed deeply.
The speed here was lively but not hectic, with most people either drinking on terrace cafés or strolling the banks of the Ljubljanica river. Cyclists came and went, travelling at what I call ‘European urban speed’ – considerate, kind, calm. None of your head-to-toe Lycra-clad London cyclists here.
A short walk from my hotel – Ljubljana is the size of a small town – took me under willow trees, past the statue of revered national poet France Preš..
DATE : September 13, 2016
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Slovenia is cool, it’s a tiny but beautiful Slavic country and people are also just as pretty and welcoming. Only these facts are the good reasons for you to come visit Slovenia, but hey why stop at these when we can show you a set of 20 interesting facts about ! Average tourist reviews are […]READ MORE
DATE : September 12, 2016
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25/03/2016 16:09 Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital that many have seen in pictures ‒ a river, a castle, a historic centre and impressive churches that are the symbol of this city. The castle was destroyed by war and later rebuilt in a more contemporary style.
Ljubljana is perhaps not well known for its English tourists, though many people from other European countries travel there because of the similarities of the language in this European capital ‒ Ljubljana has a language very similar to Slovak speaking Slavic origin.
With a relaxed atmosphere and a lively youthful spirit it is definitely worth a visit to show us its charm.
Ljubljana is known for Joze Plecnik, the architect who designed several works in this important Slovenian city. But let's see what you can visit here and what attractions, and there are many, are worthy of our attention.
A tour of the capital of Slovenia
Definitely, first of all, visit Ljubljana Castle, to get to know the city. Take that clim..
DATE : August 15, 2016
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26/03/2016 16:21 Slovenia ‒ perhaps this is a country that is less well known though it certainly has its natural treasures that few people know ‒ it‘s worth being visited by every tourist who appreciates Europe. One of these treasures is Lake Bled, a glacial lake in the northwest of Slovenia, near the town of Bled in foothills of the Julian Alps.
Lake Bled is indeed one of the most visited tourist sites in Slovenia. What makes it especially interesting is the Island of Bled, with its Gothic church, protected by a mountain range, set among a beautiful mountain landscape and connected to the lake shores by the traditional Pletna boats.
More and more tourists travel to this place, encouraged by the good weather as well as the attractions it offers. Above all, take a romantic boat trip or go fishing in one of the best areas of Slovenia, swimming, cycling or simply walk and enjoy the beautiful environment.
It is a place to relax, where you can feel inspired or get carried away..
DATE : August 15, 2016
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25/06/2015 23:10 You feel like you’re in Italy but you're not there. In reality you are in a different country that has so much to offer. And right there, we will continue with our travels around Europe to teach you about another corner of Europe that is worth visiting. Go there, do not just keep reading, because only then can you discover the next jewel of the Adriatic coast where many travellers return and want to return to enjoy their holidays and celebrate life.
This time we go to Slovenia, to the southwest of the country, on the Adriatic coast. And, our destination is a most beautiful city in all the Slovenian Riviera, called Piran.
Before coming to Piran you should know that you can´t enter the city by car. Only residents are allowed to do so. You have to leave your car parked outside the city in a parking area.
When you enter, the first thing that you’ll notice is the great influence of the city of Venice, because the structure of Piran is really very similar. N..