A tiny country in Central Europe, Slovenia is a beautiful place to explore.

Slovenia is an ex-Yugoslavian country, but there isn’t much left to remind you of the Communist times.

Slovenia is now member of the European Union, Eurozone and Schengen Area. People often speak English and German. Its capital, Ljubljana, was voted European Green Capital in 2016 and is in top 100 greenest cities in the world. Slovenia is a modern and open-minded country with a peaceful lifestyle and a lot of temptations.

It’s quite a journey from Australia to Slovenia but you won’t be disappointed. Slovenian Alps and the Adriatic Sea coastline should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. There are plenty of opportunities for water sports, cycling, hiking, trekking and more adventurous activities. Visit Lake Bled where the World Rowing Championship has been hosted four times already. If you are interested in speleology, Postojna cave has 20km of stalactites and stalagmites to show you. Slovenians couldn’t help but build an adventure park near the cave, in case you still have some energy left.

Slovenia has a long history and, like most European countries, it has historical artifacts that promise to impress and overwhelm. Castles are spread all over the mountains. Cities have absorbed old medieval towns. Take Ljubljana for example – this Slovenian capital has a 16th Century castle right in the middle of the city. Situated atop a 375m high hill, the castle has a watchtower, theatre, museum and a Time Machine. Add some Roman ruins, bridges, cathedrals and an eco-friendly lifestyle, Ljubljana is built to be discovered by walking or cycling.

If you are looking for world records or just interesting facts, in Slovenia you can find the oldest vine in the world. It is located in Maribor. The vine is more than 400 years old and it is, of course, the reason for many festivals and events. Besides, Maribor is a 12th Century city, full of students and artists. So don’t just visit the vine when in Maribor.

Whether you are looking for adventure, history or landscape, Slovenia has plenty to offer. You’ll find that Slovenians are joyful, welcoming and nature lovers. They invest in sustainability and education, protect their environment and enjoy the arts. It seems they have found the secret to happiness.

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