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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%.

Nevermind Dracula and Nosferatu! The first ...

Nevermind Dracula and Nosferatu! The first vampire to be mentioned in classical records was Jure Grando of Istria. The Slovenian writer Janez Valvasor wrote about him in a book published in 1689. According to the story, Grando...

What are people from Slovenia called ...

What are people from Slovenia called... in English? Are they Slovenes or are they Slovenians? There’s no one answer, unfortunately. The Oxford English Dictionary says “Slovenes,” but both are regularly used. The same goes for 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...

The viaduct Črni kal is both ...

The viaduct Črni kal is both the longest and tallest bridge in Slovenia. It is one kilometer long and took three years to build. Every day about 20,000 vehicles drive over it. More problematic is how to pronounce it. The official...

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...

Most countries have a national flower ...

Most countries have a national flower or plant—Slovenia has the linden leaf. And it’s pretty much the only one. For example, Portugal and Russia and Ukraine use the sunflower as a national symbol. The UK and Poland and Albania...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is ...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is a one-of-a-kind building. It’s the only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia. There are only 400 Carthusian monks still left in the world, and only a few in the charterhouse near Šentjernej. Their goal is...

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...