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A Valley of Magic

The northern half of Slovenia contains several glacial valleys, but one of the most beautiful also happens to be among the least visited. The Logar Valley in the Štajerska (Slovenian Styria) region is recognized as a Landscape Park, a special area protected because of its natural beauty and its traditional human settlements. The valley, about seven kilometers in length, was ...

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The Voice of Slovenian Pride

Even though he lived in the 19th century, Janez Bleiweis was a true Renaissance Man. Highly educated, he left a lasting mark as a physician, journalist, and a politician. He founded an influential political newspaper, and helped to bring a sense of Slovenian national consciousness to his readers. Bleiweis was born into a privileged family in 1808. Because of his ...

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Slovenia’s Unknown Wilderness

The eastern Slovenian town of Ptuj is noted for its medieval architecture and draws eager visitors from around the world. Not far from Ptuj, however, lies an altogether quieter world — an area of protected nature known as Šturmovci, where signs of human intervention are difficult to spot. The little-known reserve contains some of the country’s most unusual natural landscapes. ...

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A Landscape Carved by Water

The Upper Sava Valley is known for its spectacular landscapes, dominated by lush forests and craggy peaks. Some of the moist interesting landscapes, however, are tucked away far below Mount Špik in the Valley of the Martuljek Waterfalls. Visitors who enter this area on the northern edge of the Triglav National Park first proceed through an impressive canyon, where the ...

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A Vanished Alphabet

Visitors who come to admire the Church of the Holy Trinity in the southwestern Slovenian village of Hrastovlje tend to focus on the magnificent Dance of the Dead fresco, which shows people from all walks of life being led to their deaths by skeletons. Some, however, may notice an inscription in an unusual script. The writing is in the Glagolitic ...

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Triglav is 34 (13.39″) Centimeters Lower Than Previously Thought

With the adoption of a new system of geodetic measurement, the Slovenian geodetic authorities have obtained new, more precise measurements of Slovenia’s topology. Among other things, the altitude of Triglav has decreased to 2863.65 meters. According to Environment Minister Irena Majcen, the project, whose full title is The Modernization of Spatial Data Infrastructure for Reducing the Risk of Flooding, will ...

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Tiny Slovenia World’s Best at Preserving Environment to Boost Prosperity

Protecting the environment makes nations more prosperous, a think tank said on Thursday, as a study showed Slovenia is the country best at using nature to improve the well-being of its citizens. In its study, the London-based Legatum Institute for the first time included governments’ efforts to reduce pollution, preserve biodiversity and limit the exploitation of natural resources in a ...

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A Big Heart and Courage for Slovenia

Stanford, San Jose, September 24, 2016. On the final day of the Slovenian Business Development Delegation to the Silicon Valley, Delegation’s 26 representatives from various industries as well as research and academic institutions visited Stanford University and the opening of ABC Global Home. At Stanford University, the Business Development Delegation participated in a discussion with the most successful Slovenians in ...

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Why Has No One Heard Of Ana Roš?

The Slovenian chef, who’s spent 16 years revolutionizing her country’s food, is about to star in Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Will the world finally pay attention? Photographed in front of a suspiciously still lake on an overcast day, Slovenian chef Ana Roš stands midsection-up wearing nothing but a wire necklace of nine smoked fish skewered through their heads, their bodies fanned ...

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