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10 Signs You Were Born And Raised In Slovenia

You have at least dozen pairs of slippers in your closet. You never ever enter the house with shoes on and you expect the same from your guests. Of course you’re polite enough of not leaving them barefoot – you offer them a pair of slippers and they can even choose between different sizes, colors and patterns. You don’t understand ...

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An Underground Maze

Kranj, the historical capital of Slovenia’s Gorenjska region, is known for its medieval architecture and its location below the Alps, but its newest tourist attraction lies far beneath the town’s streets. Kranj’s mysterious network of tunnels has its origins in the tense days before the outbreak of World War II. That’s when local authorities decided to build a network of ...

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A Village And Its Historic Cherries

In recent years, cherries have brought thousands of visitors to the Goriška Brda region in western Slovenia, but the small village of Brusnice is just as proud of its long tradition of growing cherries. This small southern Slovenian community, nestled beneath the rolling hills of the Gorjanci Range, once exported its fruit to the Imperial Capital – and the local ...

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Australia: Let’s Proudly Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Slovenian Independence!

Stan Prosenak from Melbourne and Alfred Brežnik AM from Sydney were both actively involved in the movement for Slovenian independence and international recognition in Australia during those historic times going back 25 years. They both believe that Australian Slovenians should be extremely proud for everything they did to support Slovenia’s battle for independence and international recognition. Australia was one of ...

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An Underground Link More Than Century Old

For more than a century, a rail tunnel has served as a vital link under the Karavanke Mountains that separate Slovenia from Austria. Its construction was fraught with difficulty, but once completed, the tunnel became one of the most important segments of the Slovenian railroad network – and was followed by an equally important road tunnel almost 90 years later. ...

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Slovenian George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – George Voinovich, an earnest-looking Collinwood boy who grew up to be an Ohio legislator, Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor, U.S. senator and one of the most popular Buckeye State politicians of his generation, died early Sunday. He was 79. His son, George, said his father died peacefully in his sleep. “His two main things in life were public ...

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Slovenian Month Kicks Off in Buenos Aires

Slovenian month, celebrating historic ties between Slovenia and Argentina, kicked off in Buenos Aires to mark Slovenia’s 25th and Argentina’s 200th anniversary. Various cultural events run until 26 June, culminating around Slovenia’s National Day. Slovenia’s National Day on 25 June will be observed with a celebration dubbed Buenos Aires Celebrates Slovenia. Numerous Slovenian artists and clubs from Argentina, as well ...

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The Legacy of Vanished Monks

Žiče Charterhouse

Hidden among the bucolic countryside of the Štajerska (Slovenian Styria) is a unique monastery: The Žiče Charterhouse. Much of the structure is in ruins nowadays, but the remaining architecture serves as a testament to the important role the monastery once played in the religious and secular life in this part of Europe. The charterhouse – a monastery inhabited by monks ...

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The Hidden Beauty of an Overlooked Mountain Range

The Karavanke Mountains, which straddle Slovenia’s border with Austria, aren’t as well-known as the Julian Alps, but this Alpine range is in many ways just as interesting. Recently, its uniqueness has been officially recognized when a large part of the range became a park of the Karavanke Geopark. Recognized by UNESCO, the park contains territory in both Slovenia and Austria. ...

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The Village Of Vače Is The Heart Of Slovenia

The village of Vače, about 20 kilometers east of Ljubljana, may look unremarkable at first glance, but its unique position within Slovenia has made it a popular tourist attraction – and a symbol of Slovenian nationhood. In 1982, a group of enthusiasts, led by Jože Dernovšek and Peter Svetik, came up with the idea of building a monument just outside ...

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