I hope you’ve all had a good night’s rest. 🙂
today, I want to speak about where I come from. Slovenia. Do you even know, where it’s situated? ‘Cause most people don’t. 😀 I’ve gotten used to it. 😉 And no, not Slovakia, that’s 250 miles away. SLOVENIA is between Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary. With a bit of the Adriatic sea, the Alps and the Dinaric Alps, it offers a little bit of everything. It’s pretty great. 🙂
The population is roughly two million. Compare that to New York, with a population of more than 8 million! Everybody pretty much knows at least someone from each and every of our tiny regions. We’re all like one big family. 😀 You run into an acquaintance/friend/family almost on a daily basis, at least in the capital (Ljubljana). Which can be a benefit, but is not always such. The country is like one huge town, in which townsfolk know exactly what you ate for dinner, how big the loan you took out is, what your children study, where they go to school and so on and so forth. Well, it’s not that bad. But it IS close. Intrusion of privacy much…
But hey, it does have its benefits. The country is so small (20.000 square kilometres) that commuting is very easy. No need to find a new expensive apartment close to where you work. You can basically get from one far end of the country to another in only 3 hours! Plus no need to travel for days to get to the Mediterranean for the holiday season – it’s just around the corner.
And if you’re interested in hiking or mountain-climbing, no worries either. You’ll find many hiking trails in the north-western Alpine region, with the highest mountain reaching the height of 2864 metres.
To sum up, the country is truly worth a visit. Ljubljana even won second place on Lonely Planet’s Best of Europe last year.
Still don’t believe me? Google Slovenia and find out. 😉
Have a great day, and I hope to hear from you in the comments section below. 🙂