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A Slovenian Resort Is Synonymous With a Cream Cake

The Alpine resort of Bled, with its idyllic lake, church, and castle, is among the most iconic sights in Slovenia. But the town is the home to another Slovenian icon – one that has been featured in travel magazines and on television programs around the world: the Bled cream cake, known in Slovenian as “kremšnita” or “kremna rezina.” The cream ...

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    Slovenian Explorer Embarks On New Round-The-World Flight

    Slovenian pilot Matevž Lenarčič began his third solo round-the-world flight in an ultralight aircraft in Portorož on Friday. As all of Lenarčič’s expeditions, the latest project will have an environmental note. As part of the GreenLight WorldFlight 2016 Lenarčič will help measure atmospheric concentrations of black carbon, a powerful pollutant that has been found to play an important role in ...

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      Potica, The Delicious Queen of Festive Dishes

      Potica takes first place among traditional festive pastries in Slovenia. This is especially true during Easter. It is a rolled pastry made of leavened dough filled with any of a great variety of fillings. Slovenian housewives also love baking poticas at non-festive times to pamper their loved ones. In households, grandmothers and mothers often have an important task to train ...

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        Creative And Pleasantly Scented Easter in Slovenia

        During Easter, old traditions come to life in Slovenia. At that time, much attention is given to making traditional Easter eggs. Painted hard boiled or blown out eggs are one of the most notable symbols of Easter. Initially they were painted with bright colors, which represented the light of awakening spring, while more recently, colors have become increasingly vivid. Various Slovenian regions developed unique colouring ...

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          A Man Who Pioneered Modern Medicine

          Koper, the largest town on Slovenia’s coast, is best known for its historic Old Town, which dates back to the glory days of the Venetian Republic. And it was Venetian-ruled Koper that was the birthplace of man who revolutionized medicine and make important contributions in other fields of science. Born into a noble family in 1561, Santorio Santorio possibly had ...

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            Another Slovenian Double Win Wraps Up World Cup Season in Planica

            Peter Prevc and Robert Kranjec wrapped up a dream season for Slovenian ski jumping on Sunday, taking first and second place in the second double Slovenian win of the World Cup finale on the giant hill in Planica. Prevc, who had secured the overall World Cup win prior to Planica, cemented his place in the history books with the record ...

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              Slovenians On Kickstarter! Ziggie Bag – Don’t just cycle…REcycle

              We’re certain that every cyclist in his cycling career has been forced to change at least one inner tube, which eventually found its way to the landfill site. So what if we told you that we could breathe new life into used bicycle inner tubes, that we could transform them into sexy, slightly extravagant and handy retro bicycle bags? The ...

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                Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians by Katarina Vrisk

                Slovenian Australian community is richer for another valuable record of creativity of its people. Katarina Vrisk spent six years researching, conducting interviews and writing Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which brings an excellent overview of the rich musical activity in the community in the last sixty years and recognizes the achievement of a few outstanding musicians of Slovenian background. The book launch ...

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                  Streetcars Gave Ljubljana a Big-City Flavor

                  For much of the 20th century, the distinctive clatter of streetcars (also known as trolley cars or trams) could be heard on the streets of Ljubljana. A massive crowd turned out to witness their retirement, and many people still wistfully remember the city’s first form of public transportation. It all began in 1900, when Ljubljana’s visionary mayor, Ivan Hribar, announced ...

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                    Baby Boom in Postojna Cave

                    On Saturday, 30 January 2016, one of Postojna Cave’s tour guides noticed that there was an olm egg attached to the glass of the aquarium, which is located in the Concert Hall of Postojna Cave. Next to the egg, there was a pregnant female olm watching it carefully. They noticed that the pregnant female olm had only one egg, which ...

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