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If you like hiking, you’ll find ...

Slovenia has over 7,000 km of hiking trails. Photo: rtvslo.si

If you like hiking, you’ll find plenty of places to do so in Slovenia. The country has over 7,000 kilometres of mountain hiking trails. If you walked every trail in Slovenia, it would take you 3 months of non-stop, 24-hour walking. That’s without stopping. Luckily there are places to stop: the country has close to 200 mountain huts scattered across the country. Happy trails! 

Slovenia celebrates the 31st of October ...

Slovenia celebrates the 31st of October, Reformation day (Dan reformacije). However, only about 1 % of all Slovenes are Protestants. So why is it a public holiday? Because it’s the reformation that Slovenia thanks for its...

Quiz time: what does the word “slovensko” ...

Quiz time: what does the word “slovensko” mean? If you think it’s the Slovenian word for the Slovenian language, you win. But if you think it’s the Slovak word for Slovakia, you also win. That’s just one of the near-similarities...

It’s nicknamed “the emerald beauty” ...

It’s nicknamed “the emerald beauty” and many consider it to be one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Soča, which starts in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, is a rare color of green. It looks so unreal, in fact, that Disney...

The next time you spray perfume ...

The next time you spray perfume or cologne on, spare a thought for the amazing Slovenian inventor Peter Florjančič. He’s the man who invented the perfume atomizer back in 1950. He also invented the plastic zipper, plastic ice...

Slovenian high school graduates ...

Slovenian high school graduates earned a spot in the Guiness Book of World records for holding the largest simultaneous quadrille in the world. Around 14,000 students all danced in the streets of 10 Slovenian cities at the same...

Edvard Rusjan was a pioneer ...

Edvard Rusjan was a pioneer in early flight. Just six years after the Wright brothers first took to the skies in the United States, Edvard Rusjan took off near Gorica in a biplane that he designed. On a promotional tour of his...

When it comes to using the Internet ...

When it comes to using the Internet, there is one thing that Slovenes do differently from other Europeans. According to data from eurostat, Slovenes are the most enthusiastic users of parental controls and web filters. A full 25%...

The countries of Europe share ...

The countries of Europe share a number of holidays, like New Year and Christmas, but there are some popular European holidays that Slovenia doesn’t celebrate. One of them is December 26 -- Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day. It’s...