On the day of Slovenian holiday of independence and unity, December 26th, 2019, we went to Karst exploration and cultural engagement, more precisely to village Kostanjevica na Krasu, to the blessing of the horses in Vojščica, settlement Štanjel and in the end to a concert of wind orchestra in Komen. The day was just right for this kind of excursion, sunny and without a cloud. Unfortunately the winter, once again, let us down, as in December the temperatures were not suitable for this time of the year.
From old to new on Karst! — Travel-Slovenia
We drove from Ljubljana along Littoral highway towards Nova Gorica, and further to Karst and towards village Vojščica to a blessing of the horses, which happened in front of the village church of St. Vid from 11. o’clock onwards. This kind of event happened in Vojščica for the first time, as they moved it from Kobjeglava. Blessing always takes place on December 26th, as this day is a name day of St. Štefan, who is the patron of stonemasons, headache intercessors and the patron of the horses.
Nina Simic is a 35-year-old travel planner from Ljubljana who loves to travel around the world and on weekends discovers the beauties of her home country. Time and again she is fascinated by more or less known corners of Slovenia. She prefers to sit in the car with her buddies and bit by bit discovers interesting places along the way. She loves to plan everything in advance, but she always has plenty of time for spontaneous events, which in the end are what gives the trip the most charm. She is particularly fond of gourmet experiences, the focus is more on the whole experience than on the sightseeing tours themselves.
A trip to Prekmurje and Prlekija brings happiness. — Travel-Slovenia
This weekend we went on a Saturday-Sunday excursion through Prekmurje and quickly jumped to Prlekija (on the other side of river Mura). First, the route from Ljubljana led us to Lendava and the nearby popular lookout tower. You can climb on it by foot or take an elevator up to 42 meters. In fine weather, it offers a nice view of the nearby vineyards that are sown on the hills. Beneath the tower, you will also find a rich culinary choice, so go there hungry – from typical goulash (si. bograč) to langoš (fried dough coated with various additives) and kurtoš (sweet dough pastry in shape of an empty roll). There is also a rich offer of local wines and spirits.
Cara Jasmine Bradley is a 25-year-old from Manchester, who was lucky enough to visit our little sub-Alpine country, traveling between Koper, Ljubljana and Bled, where she experienced a sweeping fairytale scenery like no other. She was instantly captivated under the spell of Slovenia, from its endless emerald-green countryside and picture-perfect villages. She says we have unbelievably lakes and array of wonderfully historic castles and churches. Below she wrote about the time she spent in Slovenia and about her feelings while traveling from place to place.
Slovenia is always a nice country to visit! — Travel-Slovenia
Nothing could have prepared me for the view that cascaded across my eyes in a waterfall of refreshing vibrancy. Pulling back my sunglasses, I blinked several times, scarcely daring to believe my eyes. The view remained unchanged, winking back at me in the form of the bejeweled lake surface and the sumptuously shrouding emerald greenery. I was in the midst of a fairytale. I had tumbled onto the canvas of a beautiful water-color painting. I was living and breathing the enviable location of a postcard… Lake Bled.