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 […]

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 […]

Kočevski Rog, the forest of Kočevje, Dolenjska, Slovenia.

Kočevje Part 2 – Take a Walk on the Wild Side

In a country well-known for being heavily forested, Kočevje takes this to the extreme. With over 90% of its hilly terrain being covered in thick woodland, a day wandering, driving […]

Rough guide to slovenia by Norm Longley

The Rough Guide to Slovenia – Book Review

Insightful and informative, Rough Guide to Slovenia is an essential part of anyone’s Slovenia travel kit! As a seasoned traveller, having an accurate and useful travel guide is an essential […]

Typical red tiled roofs with limetone chimney in Stanjel, Karst region, Slovenia

The Best of Primorska Part 1 – Karst Plateaus and Wine Valleys

Better than Tuscany. As the morning sun shines into the valley and the soft light illuminates the terraced hillsides revealing a spectacular sight of glistening vineyards, you could be forgiven […]

Travel Tips – Great airport shuttle & City Shuttle Service

If you are travelling to and/or around Slovenia, Northern Italy, Austria and Munich or Budapest and are in need of a shuttle service, then some enterprising young Slovenes have started […]