Out & About

EME Outlook - - Slovenia -

THE AL­LURE of green space isn’t lost on any vis­i­tor, and it is on the side of na­ture that most peo­ple lean to­wards when look­ing for ac­tiv­i­ties in the coun­try.

Whether it’s a moun­tain, a gorge, a lake, a for­est or a river, and whether you’re an ad­ven­turer, a hiker, a re­laxer or a busi­ness pro­fes­sional; the end re­sult is the same, as the Tourist Board ex­plains: “Wher­ever you find your­self in Slove­nia, you’re sure to ex­pe­ri­ence a di­ver­sity of fea­tures and sights, feel­ing the es­sen­tial touch of the peo­ple’s hos­pi­tal­ity.

“The petite size of our coun­try is also its great ad­van­tage, unique in its colour­ful di­ver­sity of ex­pe­ri­ence where dis­tances are tiny and ev­ery­thing is within reach.”

Lju­bisic adds: “Vis­i­tors can explore un­der­ground cav­ing sys­tems such as the largest expo cave in the world, Pos­to­jna cave, as well as an abun­dance of ther­mal springs to en­joy one of our 14 cer­ti­fied spa re­sorts. Right in the mid­dle of the coun­try you have the cos­mopoli­tan cap­i­tal city of Ljubl­jana, a per­fect city break des­ti­na­tion of­fer­ing an abun­dance of cul­ture, ac­tiv­i­ties and pleas­ant vibes, lo­cated by the river Ljubl­jan­ica and pro­tected by the cas­tle on the hill­top. Ljubl­jana is also a very pop­u­lar travel hub as wher­ever you de­cide to go in Slove­nia, it is usu­ally only an hour drive.”

Ad­dress­ing the more lo­gis­ti­cal as­pects of your stay, the afore­men­tioned Hoteli Bernardin rep­re­sents one of the most pop­u­lar hos­pi­tal­ity op­tions in the coun­try, as does Hit d.d; both capitalising on the nat­u­ral aes­thet­ics and val­ues of the coun­try be­fore adding in el­e­ments of five-star lux­ury.

On the food front, op­tions be­come even more tantalising as Slove­nia looks to mix its own unique style into in­flu­ences that em­anate from Italy, the East, and Cen­tral Europe.

“From Slove­nia’s tra­di­tional del­i­ca­cies to world-class restau­rants and an events calendar packed with culi­nary de­lights… you need to make Slove­nia the des­ti­na­tion of choice for your next Euro­pean food ad­ven­ture,” the Tourist Board says. “Tra­di­tional del­i­ca­cies in­clude Carno­lian sausage and zlikrofi dumplings with fresh seafood widely avail­able in coastal restau­rants. Those with a sweet tooth should seek out lo­cal spe­cial­ties such as pot­ica nut roll or the deca­dent and multi-lay­ered giban­ica cake from Slove­nia’s east­ern­most prov­ince.

“And, with 2018 mark­ing the first World Bee Day, there’s never been a bet­ter time to ex­pe­ri­ence Slove­nia’s honey ob­ses­sion. Even top chefs in­clud­ing Ana Roš are us­ing va­ri­eties such as Kočevje for­est & Karst honey and Slove­nia’s sweet­est town, Radovljica is the ideal spot for pick­ing up a honey bis­cuit.”

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