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Spa Resorts Report Record Results in 2017

Ljubljana – Slovenian spa resorts recorded yet another record year in 2017, as the number of guests increased by 12.8% year-on-year to nearly 845,000. Over 51% of the guests were foreign; this was the first time that the number of foreign guests exceeded the number of Slovenian guests in spa resorts. The number of foreign guests was up 22.9% to ...

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    On the trail of Sevnica’s most famous resident: Melania Trump

    For just less than a year, a Slovenian who grew up in Sevnica has been America’s First Lady. Interest in the town where Melania Trump grew up was particularly intense when Donald Trump became President. This year, the number of visitors to Sevnica has increased, mostly thanks to people interested in Melania Trump’s hometown. It’s a beautiful, sunny morning when ...

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      On Slovenia’s Initiative, the UN Proclaims May 20 as World Bee Day

      On the initiative of Slovenia, the United Nations has declared May 20 to be World Bee Day, a date intended to emphasize the importance of bees to the survival of humans. May 20 is the birthday of Anton Janša, the founder of modern beekeeping and a native of Breznica, a village not far from Žirovnica in Slovenia’s Gorenjska region. The ...

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        Festive-lit Ljubljana Enters Merry December (VIDEO)

        Friday’s festive lights switch-on event and opening of the Christmas market in the Slovenian capital marked the start of the merry December (and early January, since the lights will stay on until 7 January). The traditional opening ceremony lit up 50 kilometres of festive lights and 800 light installations. As in previous years, the decorating project was led by artist ...

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          Slovenia’s President Pahor Wins Second Term In Close Race

          Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race. Pahor had won about 53 percent of the vote, with 99.9 percent of the votes counted, according to the Election Commission, while his opponent, ex-comedian Marjan Sarec, had 47 percent. Turnout was about 42 percent, according to ...

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            Incumbent Pahor to Face Mayor Šarec in 12 Nov Presidential Run-Off

            The results of Sunday’s presidential election after nearly all votes have been counted show that incumbent Borut Pahor (47.08%) will face Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec (24.95%) in the run-off vote on 12 November. The turnout was 43.47%, the lowest for a first-round presidential vote to date. Third place went to MEP Romana Tomc of the opposition Democrats (SDS) with 13.73%, ...

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              A 105-year-old Nun Who Reads Her Prayers On a Tablet

              Marija Vampelj, better known as Sister Mara, is the fifth oldest Slovenian woman. This summer, she celebrated her 105th birthday, and received a tablet computer as a present. For the past six years, Sister Mara has lived in the Capuchin Monastery of Breg near Celje. She is still full of life and optimism; she laughs readily and has a sharp ...

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                The Post Office In The Postojna Caves Named One Of The Seven Subterranean Wonders Of The World

                Inspired by the original Seven Wonders of the World, the editors of Architectural Digest have come up with a list of the Seven Subterranean Wonders of the World, and one of them is Slovenia’s own Postojna Cave. The cave’s post office in particular caught the attention of the editors. The office was built solely using materials that were small enough to be ...

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                  Ten Years Since Catastrophic Floods Claimed Six Lives

                  Železniki – Ten years to the day, devastating floods ravaged Slovenia, leaving six people dead and causing EUR 223m in damage.  The north-western industrial town Železniki was hit the hardest, with local authorities warning on the anniversary that such a disaster could repeat as no protective measures have been taken yet. The disaster was caused by heavy rains which caused ...

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                    To Slovenia By Car

                    If you choose to come to Slovenia by car, here are some useful tips on road use in Slovenia and what items you will need. The following speed limits apply on Slovenian roads: built-up/residential area 50 km/h regional roads 90 km/h express roads 110 km/h motorways 130 km/h Among the traffic regulations you should note the obligatory use of dipped (low-beam) ...

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