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MERRY DECEMBER

MERRY DECEMBER

A time for hope and new beginnings. I guess this year we all really need it. December has always been a happy month. There is something about wrapping up the year that almost passed and preparing for the new one to arrive. This year there will be a lot to wrap up....

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A short update from Slovenia

Just a few sentences about what is going on in Slovenia and with us. We understand that you were occupied with a major event over the past couple of weeks and so were we. Now that it is all set and done (more or less) and as we are becoming more and more optimistic...

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All Saints

All Saints

November 1st is a work-free day in Slovenia. It is the All Saints day when we remember all of the beloved people, that have passed away. Traditionally we would start preparing for it a few days earlier, with making flower bouquets, gathering candles and afterwards...

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Mushroom hunt

Mushroom hunt

My lungs are full of fresh air, autumn leaves are cracking beneath my feet, there is a certain scent in the air - the scent of humidity, moss and the smell of mushrooms. It is that time of year again, where all of us take wooden baskets and Swiss-army knives and head...

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Harvest time

Harvest time

We got a phone call from our dear friend Boris Lisjak from Dutovlje the other day. He was asking if we had time on Sunday, since the weather forecast was nice and he still had a section of his vineyard that needed to be harvested as soon as possible.Truth be told, it...

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Back to school

Back to school

With backpacks full of notebooks and books, nicer than usual clothes and sporting a new hairstyle the boys are heading back to school. Wait – only a photo needs to be taken for the family album… and off they go.  Summer vacation is over, September is here and with...

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Things we can’t live without

Things we can’t live without

In this blog I would like to welcome you to our home. I was thinking about what would be an interesting topic I should write about and thought, why don’t I talk about things we cannot live without and some quirky fun stuff you find in our homes. We maybe use them on...

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Julijana trail

Julijana trail

“You crazy Slovenians, do you always need to hike? “ this is what I often hear from some of my friends that come out of the country. Whenever they describe us, we always come off as avid hikers, skiers, bikers, runners, dressed up in waterproof clothes and sports gear...

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Let’s meet under the lime tree…

Let’s meet under the lime tree…

…was a common phrase used in the old days around villages of Slovenia. Most likely because they were always marked up by lime trees. Once they were planted, they grew into a strong and big trunk offering a beautiful shade and life expectancy of it was very, very long....

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The land of the porridge people

The land of the porridge people

The last couple of months have been in a way a return back to my childhood. I remember how most of the days passed at school and playing outside with my neighbours, weekends were reserved for family hikes nearby our house. Driving around was only at special occasions...

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Our favourite Slovene traditions and sayings…

In Slovenia we have a lot of old traditions and sayings that we firmly believe in. When I talk about them to my guests they usually look at me in disbelief and I guess, sometimes they probably think we are just a tiny little bit crazy. But I would feel odd if I...

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Going green

Whenever I guide tourists around Slovenia they all notice one thing first - how green the country is. With pride I can say we have two things in abundance in our little country - water resources and forests. Probably two of the most cherished things in today’s world....

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Back to nature

For the last six weeks the most common thing we kept on saying every day was how thankful we are that we live in the countryside. Chatting with friends from all over the world, where most of them live in the cities, we have come to a final conclusion, that we wouldn’t change our spot with them ever.

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Church on a hill

When you drive through Slovenia you can notice a big number of church steeples peeking out of the villages or through forests on the top of the hills. As a guide I have been asked so many times: “Why are there so many churches up above in the hills over here?”

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A short update from Slovenia

It has been six weeks since Slovenia has ben put under quarantine. We have been bad about updating our blog in the past, now we have a lot of time, yet we "can not" make time for some things. The blog has been one of those. There is no point in making promises that...

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Ljubljana university

On December 3rd 1919 at about 9:00 a.m. Fran Ramovš held the first lecture in Slovenian language at the Assembly room of the Provincial diet mansion in Ljubljana. This historic moment marks the establishment of Ljubljana University. Fran Ramovš Take a moment and think...

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Potica

Christians around the world celebrate the biggest and most important Christian Holiday this weekend. Many Slovenes celebrate it traditionally, with their families and friends, and not to forget a lot of delicious food. Horseradish, eggs, ham and Potica are a must....

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Butalci

Butalci (Dimwits) of Butale (Dimland) have taken over the streets of Cerknica on Sunday. As one can expect, Dimwits tend to be extremely punctual therefore the parade began exactly around 12.32 local time (i.e. one hour delay is nothing unusual in this part of the...

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