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Volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters are the biggest organisation in Slovenia. We have dedicated this post to their dedication.     112 call (equal to 911 if you are from the USA) directs you to emergency centre that is linked first and foremost with the professional firefighters...

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Three countries virtual bike tour

Three countries virtual bike tour

Join us on a three countries virtual bike tour! We will explore Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Sive deep in to the cultural mix o the people sharing a small part of the Adriatic coastline. Starting on May 15th, team Private guide SLovenia will take you on a two week...

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Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs represent a symbol and a traditional food prepared for Easter, a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. History of the largest Christian festivity is linked with lots of pagan beliefs as well. Pagans celebrated the arrival of...

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Live virtual guided tours

Live virtual guided tours

LIVE: BLED WALKING TOURSLive virtual guided tours of lake Bled, Škofja Loka and Ljubljana starting on April 10th.  Join us on a new adventure! We have been planning this for a long time. We loved our live Zoom sessions on our recent Virtual pilgrimage through Slovenia...

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Virtual Pilgrimage through Slovenia

Virtual Pilgrimage through Slovenia

Join us on a Virtual Pilgrimage through Slovenia. Starting next Saturday, March 13th, Team Private guide Slovenia will take you on a two week journey in Slovenia, while making sure you will be active and entertained. Interested? Keep reading.We have joined forces with...

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Biathlon on Pokljuka

Biathlon on Pokljuka

  Pokljuka was chosen by the IBU to host the 2021 World Biathlon Championships back in the fall of 20181. Happiness was indescribable. Who knew how our lives will change in 2020  with the pandemic touching every single sphere of our being.It was the eagerness of...

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Potica goes global

Potica goes global

    Now as the holidays are over and we follow our New Year's Resolutions (for about two more weeks ;-)), let us look back and share a little story with you. About potica. In Episode 4 of Private guide Slovenia goes virtual we told/showed our viewers how a...

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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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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 RamovšTake a moment and think...

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Potica

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

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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Kurent

Kurent

It's Carnival season all over the world. Venice has a world-renowned Carnival Feast. So does Rio. And Slovenes can't be left behind in this matter. We decided to pay a visit to the oldest town in Slovenia and witness the traditional parade with over 1800 masks,...

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Enchanting Vipava

Enchanting Vipava

Shades of green grass, grapevine speckled hills, quaint villages with church spires and bells ringing on the hour. When you reach Vipava Valley you have a feeling that the time has stopped - at least it goes to a slower gear from our fast paced world. What I have...

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Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

If you grew up in Slovenia you must have tasted this simple, homemade, yet very tasteful and refreshing beverage. A drink made of Elderflower, sugar and citric acid, called Elderflower cordial or Elderflower syrup. It’s a drink that almost every Slovenian mother or...

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