A small, peaceful, and totally gorgeous Slavic country once part of Yugoslavia, alpine Slovenija is chock-full of spectacular scenery, historic cities & towns, & some pretty swell skiing.

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Loving Ljubljana, Slovenia's 'City of Dragons'

kasto80 One of Iberia's newest destinations, with direct flights from Madrid during the summer, Slovenia is a little jewel of an Alpine country, once part of communist Yugoslavia and now a prosperous member of the European Union, landlocked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia. Today we're focussing on its handsome capital Ljubljana, whose gracious architecture, lovely green spaces, laid back vibe, and tasty food make this an under-the-radar treat to experience. So here's a little intro! read…

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48 hours in Ljubljana - perfect for history & nature lovers

With quaint medieval and pretty Austro-Hungarian buildings lining the Ljubljanica river, its hill-top castle, and surrounding Alpine mountains, Ljubljana is one of the most picturesque capitals in Europe. It is also one of the most advanced when it comes to sustainability, turning congested inner-city streets into pedestrian walkways and implementing bike and electric car-share schemes to get even more cars off the road. We visited Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2019 and discovered a proud, green,…

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A food journey through western Slovenia

They say great things come in small packages, and that is certainly true for the Balkan country Slovenia. Considering it’s such a small country (thirteen times smaller than New Zealand), there is a surprising variety of traditional Slovenian dishes you can sample here. According to our walking tour guide in Ljubljana, Slovenia has seven traditional regions, and each region has its own (take on Slovenian) cuisine. If you’re a foodie you could spend a long time travelling around Slovenia and…

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