Friday , 9 December 2016

Slovenia – The beautiful Balkans Gem

Slovenia is an inspiring country, a destination that never ceases to attract tourists around the globe. Because of its perfect weather, any day of the year is ideal to travel to Slovenia. There are so much to see in this country, and its exceptional landscape is no doubt one of its inviting features. Places that should not be missed include the country’s farms, luxurious resorts and health spas.

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Slovenia sits in one of the most beautiful locations of Central Europe, and its strategic location paved the way for a wide variety of stunning landscapes that envelope the entire country. The country is dotted with snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, crystal-clear lakes and majestic seas, easily making it as one of the most unique travel destination in Europe. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, a city where Baroque and Art Nouveau structures are evident, including the fine works of the renowned national architect Jože Plečnik. Lake Bled and Soca Valley, as well as Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav, are only some of the treasures of the city capital. While in Ljubljana, the caves, such as Škocjan Caves and Vilenica Cave should not be missed.

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In the Adriatic Coast area, there lies Slovenia’s historic town Piran. Meanwhile, Portorož, the town nearby, is an in-demand spot due to gambling and luxurious resorts. Rural tourism is what makes Slovenia known around the globe, which is why the visit to Kras region, Podčetrtek region and Kozje region is an absolute must. In these destinations, activities such as horseback riding and nature hiking are fondly carried out by tourists.

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Slovenia plays as the proud home of The Karavanke mountain range and the Kamnik Alps, two of the most beautiful sceneries in the region. Apart from nature’s beauty, the Medieval towns have also become an important contributor of Slovenia tourism. Among the popular towns the visitors never fail to see are the small towns of Ptuj, Škofja Loka and Piran. These towns are famous not only because of its well-preserved Medieval structures and establishments but also due to the cultural events and traditional shows staged in these towns.

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The trip to Slovenia will never be complete without visiting Prekmurje region, a well-known destination for sumptuous local cuisine. Among the country’s distinctive dishes, one of the most popular is the bujita repa, a tasty casserole of turnip and pork. The coffee culture in Slovenia is strong, and many tourists regard coffee drinking as one of the highlights of the trip. For tourists coming from Germany, Austria, Italy and Russia, what is popular is the Moravske Toplice, a region where health resorts and spa therapy are at its best.

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Slovenia is overflowing of natural beauty, points of interest and welcoming people. With so much to see and experience, from castles to farms, from mountain ranges to majestic caves, to local culinary to perfectly-blended coffee, this place in central Europe is definitely a must-see.

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