Rain clouds clearing over the Kamnik Alps after a day of heavy rain. On the higher ground they brought snow.

The Ice Saints Cometh in full force this year in Slovenia

It’s the time of the Ice Saints, and in Slovenia this year Ledeni Možje have brought with them the coldest period in May for 15 years, and as I sit here now writing this, Polulana Zofka is truly pissing herself. Confused? Let me explain.

Ljubljana Castle lit up blue for Autism Awareness Day 2019 Slovenia

World Autism Awareness Month in Ljubljana

Some think we should celebrate autism and not change it, others that we shouldn’t celebrate and just try to help or cure it. I think we should strive to do both……

The annual Pust carnival in Cerknica, Slovenia 2009 ( A traditional celebration where people dress up to scare off the winter )

Pust – Scaring off the Winter – A yearly festival in Slovenia

Everyone hates the winter. And not just these days, but even going back to ancient times the pagan people hated the winter so much they created elaborate festivals to scare […]

Dedek Mraz procession in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Also known as Grandfather Cold or Grandfather Frost, this tradition was used by the communists as a replacement for the western Santa Claus. The tradition comes from a ancient Russian Legend of Ded Moroz, and he wears a white outfit and Russian Kuchma Hat.

Three Santas in Slovenia – It’s good to be a Slovenian child at Christmas!

Saint Nicholas (Miklavž) The night air is filled with the cold vapour of tiny breaths as children gather in Prešeren square, eagerly awaiting the first of three presents they will […]

Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Ljubljana Dragon

The Dragon of Ljubljana If you have ever taken a stroll around the beautiful city of Ljubljana, then you couldn’t have failed to notice the abundance of dragons. In particular, […]

Kozolez (hay rack) in a field with Rudnica Hill in the background, Stara Fužina, Bohinj, Slovenia.

Giants and a Dwarf in Bohinj

The Giants of Bohinj The Bohinj valley is so big and vast that once there was room for giants to roam. And many thousands of years ago they did just […]