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How safe is Ljubljana ...

Ljubljana is one of the safest cities in the world. Photo: rtvslo.si

How safe is Ljubljana? According to the Mercer world survey, it’s one of the safest cities in the world. In 2011, it ranked 30th in the world in terms of personal safety. That makes the capital of Slovenia is safer than any city in the entire United States. It’s also safer than any city in the United Kingdom. Ljubljana is also safer than Toyko, Berlin, Brussels or any major city in Eastern Europe. In other words, the city is pretty safe.

The Postojna caves are among the most ...

The Postojna caves are among the most popular tourist sites in Slovenia. But did you know the new part of the cave was discovered by accident? And less than 200 years ago? In 1818, a local named Luka Čeč was preparing the old...

Words in English, French and German ...

Words in English, French and German almost always require a vowel: A, E, I, O, or U (and sometimes Y). Slovene, however, has plenty of words without vowels. Interestingly, many of them are related to gardens. In fact, garden...

Idrija is famous in Slovenia for ...

Idrija is famous in Slovenia for its long tradition of lace-making. In fact, Idrija lace first appeared in historical records centuries ago. But did you know that the first lace making school actually opened in Ljubljana in 1764?...

Slovenia has the most newspapers ...

Slovenia has the most newspapers and periodicals per capita in the world. According to UNESCO, there are 100 newspapers and magazines for every million Slovenes. Just behind Slovenia is South Korea, followed by Nepal. At the...

A man born today in Slovenia ...

A man born today in Slovenia can expect to live until the age of 75. A Slovenian woman can expect to live until the age of 82. Slovenia’s life expectancy matches the European average almost exactly. It’s slightly higher than the...

How expensive is living in Ljubljana ...

How expensive is living in Ljubljana compared to other European cities? The answer: very. The price of real estate is comparable to European capitals like Berlin and Brussels. This despite the fact that the average net salaries...

Slovenian children tend to stay at home ...

Slovenian children tend to stay at home longer than virtually any other European children. In Sweden, for example, the majority of children leave their home at the age of 20. In the UK, it’s 24 for men and 22 for women. In...

Slovenes are enthusiastic internet ...

Slovenes are enthusiastic internet users. But what do Slovenian internet users do more: shop online or bank online? Just a few years ago, e-banking was more popular. But now e-shopping takes the cake. Nearly half of Slovenes...