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It’s rare to find adults living ...

Slovenian houses are among the largest in Europe. Photo: rtvslo.si

It’s rare to find adults living by themselves in Slovenia, according to eurostat. Compared to other European countries, Slovenian houses are among the largest. In Scandinavia, for example, less than 1% of people live in homes with three generations in one house. In Slovenia, it’s around 14%. Living alone is rare, especially for young people. In Denmark, 37% of men in their 20s live alone – in Slovenia it’s less than 2%.

Learning Slovene is hard ...

Learning Slovene is hard, but every foreigner who learns Slovene eventually realizes something scary. Although there is just one Slovenian language, there are 32 dialects and sudialects. Speaking Slovene doesn't mean you'll...

Napoleon ended his life ...

Napoleon ended his life in exile on the island of St. Helena. But it was in Ljubljana, that Europeans gathered to decide what Europe would look like without him. In 1821, representatives from all of the European powers gathered...

Slovenia is criss-crossed ...

Slovenia is criss-crossed by about 500 kilometers of motorway. By comparison, Poland has about 900 kilometers of motorway despite being 15 times larger than Slovenia. However, Poland takes the prize when it comes to speed limits....

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant ...

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant business? McDonald’s. There are around 30 various McDonald’s outlets around the country, making them the largest chain of restaurants in Slovenia. And they managed to do so very, very...

Why did the Roman Empire fall ...

Why did the Roman Empire fall? People often say because it was divided, or because it was corrupt, or overextended or something else.But the beginning of the end happened in Slovenia. To be more precise in the valley of Vipava....

One of Slovenia’s oldest traditions ...

One of Slovenia’s oldest traditions is the 200-year-old tradition of the eights. (Known as the osmice) Two centuries ago in the Karst region, farmers had  8 days to sell surplus wine, homemade pršut, and other meat without...

In 1689, the great ethnographer ...

In 1689, the great ethnographer Janez Valvasor wrote about baby dragons living in Slovenia. These baby dragons are now known to us as the Olm, or Proteus, or človeška ribica – the human fish. The small, blind, salamander-like...

Slovenia is not a part of the Balkans ...

Slovenia is not a part of the Balkans, and when Prince Charles said as much, some people even got angry. The Balkan mountains run through Bulgaria and eastern Serbia. However, the actual definition of where the Balkans end is...