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There were days when people thought ...

Slovenian post office is busier than ever. Photo: BoBo

There were days when people thought e-mail would make regular mail (or snail mail) obsolete. But the number of letters sent by the Slovenian post office has only been growing. In 1995, the post office handled about 200,000 letters. Just 15 years later, it’s more than a million. That means that they’ve had to deal with 250% more letters than they did in the early days of independence. Despite the growing number of internet users, the Slovenian post office is still busier than ever.

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...

Slovenia is known for good wines ...

Slovenia is known for good wines. But one thing about wine is very special in Slovenia. It is the Stara Trta, the oldest grape-vine on earth. It’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and sits in the old part of Maribor....

What city gets more rain ...

What city gets more rain on average? Ljubljana or Lima, Peru? The answer is Ljubljana. According to the United Nations, Ljubljana is one of the wettest cities in the world. It ranks in at number 20 -- ahead of cities that are...

Slovenia’s coastline is among ...

Slovenia’s coastline is among the smallest in the world. But within this short stretch is a big surprise. In fact, it’s the tallest cliff of the Adriatic Sea. The Strunjan peninsula juts up to nearly 80 meters. It’s a record, and...

Some people have complained about ...

Some people have complained about the slow pace of the judicial system. But did you know that Slovenia actually has more judges and magistrates per capita than almost any other country in the world? According to UN data, Slovenia...

You may know that Krajnska Gora ...

You may know that Krajnska Gora hosts a famous ski jumping competition in Planica every year. But did you know that more world records are made there than anywhere else? The first person to ever ski jump over 100 meters did it in...

Slovenia is considered a high-income ...

Slovenia is considered a high-income nation, with per capita GDP at 18,000 euros. That’s the highest among eastern European countries. The closest is the Czech Republic, with per capita GDP at about 13,000. But it’s still roughly...

What’s the largest lake in the country? ...

What’s the largest lake in the country? The answer: It depends. The reason for the confusion: The country’s largest lake is also an intermittent lake. An intermittent lake is one that changes size, usually with the seasons. When...