Slovenia is pint-sized but rather pretty… a bit like Kylie Minogue. “I’ve heard of it, but where is it exactly?” you might ask. The country was part of the former Yugoslavia and sits between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. It does have a coastline on the Mediterranean, although the ‘beaches’ of rocks and pebbles aren’t [...]
To get from Piran in Slovenia to Venice in Italy you have to take the bus from Piran to Trieste which takes about an hour and costs around 8 euros. There is no train station in Piran; the closest train station is Koper. The bus leaves Piran at 06:45am and arrives in Trieste at 08:20am. [...]
1% of Slovenia’s territory is covered by vineyards and the country’s second largest town, Maribor, boasts the oldest grapevine in the world. Therefore one of the things we were very keen to do on our trip was taste some wine. Our hostel owner at Alibi Hostel in Piran took us on a private tour to [...]
Whilst the Slovenian coast isn’t known for its beaches, since the most you’ll get is a patch of stones, Portoroz has it’s own man-made beach. Not the best beach in the world, but it’s good enough to lie your towel down on a lounger and soak up some sun. Portoroz is known as Slovenia’s ‘glitzy’ [...]
The Postojna Caves were definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Slovenia. There are two sets of cave systems in Slovenia- the Škocjan Caves and the Postojna Caves. We rented a car from Hertz in Portoroz to make the drive to the Karst region of Slovenia, where the Postojna caves are located. It’s [...]
Lipica stud farm in Slovenia breeds beautiful white Lipizzaner horses. Located in the Karst region of Slovenia, the stud farm offers guided tours at set times of the day. The Lipica stud farm was established in 1580 by the Austrian Archduke Karl II and it has been developing for over 400 years. The stud farm [...]
Piran in Slovenia is a picturesque little fishing village on the Slovenian Coast. Bear in mind, that when I say “Coast”, Slovenia has no beaches, so you’re more likely to be enjoying a seafood lunch next to a harbour than topping up your tan on a golden beach. Except for in the glamorous resort of [...]
*Raving Review Alert* After spending rather too long in Ljubljana, we wanted to escape the city and breathe in the fresh sea air somewhere along the coast. Having heard Piran was a great spot on the coastline and much nicer than Trieste or Koper, we decided to hunt for accommodation online. It turns there’s one [...]
Slovenia may be a tiny little country sandwiched between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, but the feather in its cap, the jewel in its crown, is Lake Bled. This magical, fairytale lake is rather small in size, but is arguably Slovenia’s most prized possession, appearing on postcards and in glossy features that grace the pages [...]
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I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.