Postcards from Slovenia #28: Piran

Piran is the Venetian jewel of Slovenia's picturesque coastline. Though we've paid a flying visit here in an earlier postcard, this unspoilt historic town is certainly worth a closer look. History of Piran St George's Church The earliest surviving written reference to Piran as a town dates from the 7th century A.D., at which time... Continue Reading →

Postcards from Slovenia #26: Logarska Dolina

You will find the pristine glacial valley of Logarska Dolina hidden away in Slovenia's Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the north of Ljubljana. Unlike the tourist hotspots of the Julian Alps, this area boasts no lakes nor flashy tourist resorts: there are only lush meadows, crystal clear rivers and steep soaring mountains rising almost vertically from the... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #3: Bled Cream Slice

No trip to Bled would be complete without sampling the local sweet-toothed delicacy: Kremšnita or Bled Cream Cake. The name Kremšnita is a 'Slovenisation' of the German Cremeschnitte, so you will sometimes find it referred to as the more Slovenian-sounding Kremna Rezina. A cake by any other name would taste as sweet? You decide... History... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #1: Istrian Pasta with Truffles

If you've been following Postcards from Slovenia, or if you've ever visited Slovenia yourself, you'll know it has stunning mountain scenery, fascinating and beautiful cities, a delightful coastline as well as many other historical and natural attractions. But there's one aspect of life in Slovenia I haven't touched on yet, and I feel it deserves... Continue Reading →

Postcards from Slovenia #19: Lipica

If you like horses, you'll love Lipica. As well as being a beautiful place to visit for all the family, it is also home to some of the most famous horses in the world. Today we visit the Lipzzaner stud farm. History of the Lipizzan Horse The Lipizzaner breed was founded in 1580, when the... Continue Reading →

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