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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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          The Park of Military History in Pivka is Becoming The Most-Visited Museum in Slovenia

          The Park of Military History in Pivka is getting more and more visitors. Staff members are convinced that they have the most interesting collection of its kind in Europe and that no one leaves disappointed. Last year, the Park was visited by 41,000 people. This number will certainly be surpassed this year. After all, the museum and its various exhibits ...

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            Will Slovenia’s Heat Record – 40.8 Degrees Celsius – Be Broken?

            Because of extreme heat impacts, some parts of Slovenia will be under a red-level warning from Wednesday to Friday. On Wednesday, the highest possible warning will be in effect for central and southeastern Slovenia, while on Thursday, the warning will be extended to all parts of Slovenia except the northwest. The morning lows will range from 15 to 20 degrees ...

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              Top Court Upholds 24 September as Date Of Rail Referendum

              Ljubljana- The Constitutional Court has cleared the path for a referendum on the planned extension of the Koper-Divača rail line to be held on 24 September, as decided by Parliament. The court dismissed the argument by referendum petitioner Vili Kovačič that the chosen date meant discrimination against those who would want to engage in the campaign because it would start ...

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                Why Slovenia?

                Last time, I discussed why cobblestone, socialism, advertising and Rog’s Pony bicycles all help to make Slovenia a better place to live than America. Here is some further evidence to support the same conclusion. Slippers – Since your average tourist or business traveler is about as likely to see the inside of a local’s house as they are to see a ...

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                  Lynx in Slovenia Are Facing Extinction

                  Because lynx in Slovenia and neighboring countries are facing extinction, authorities are about to launch the international Life Lynx project, which will resettle 14 animals from Slovakia and Romania. The Life Lynx project will take place between this year and 2024 in Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. In these three countries, lynx are – once again — facing extinction because of their limited population size and ...

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                    Arbitration Tribunal Ruling To Be Announced On June 29

                    The decision of by the Arbitration Tribunal regarding the border between Slovenia and Croatia will be announced on Thursday, June 29. The ruling will be presented between 2 and 4 p.m. by the chair of the Arbitration Tribunal Gilbert Guillaume. In accordance with Arbitration Agreement signed in Stockholm back in 2009, the tribunal will decide on the border between both ...

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