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Sun, Wind, and Cheese

Slovenia’s Karst Plateau is one of the most unique areas in Slovenia. It’s known for its stark limestone landscape, its strong Bora winds, and vegetation that is influenced both by the nearby Adriatic Sea and the harsh conditions of the country’s interior. The environment has shaped the lifestyle of generations and has resulted in a unique variety of cheese – ...

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Tomaž Rotar the Fourth Slovene to Conquer K2

Last weekend climber Tomaž Rotar became the fourth Slovene to conquer the world’s second highest mountain – the 8611m high K2. This summer’s climbing season for the highest peaks of Karakorum in Pakistan started with a lot of snow and there was nothing to indicate that this would be followed by a record season for climbing K2. 62 climbers managed ...

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The Music of a Mining Town

For centuries, the town of Idrija in western Slovenia was famous for its mercury mine. Now closed and preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the mine provided a livelihood to generations of local residents. It also led to the creation of a wind band that is among the oldest in the world. After mercury was discovered in the area ...

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