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  • Top five healthy lunch choices in Ljubljana

    by Maša Butara

    Of course, you can find healthy meal options in most of the restaurants in Slovenia, but these five also offer vegetarian and vegan choices as well as organic ones.

  • Five waterfalls and the picturesque Hell Gorge

    by Jerneja Fidler Pompe

    Numerous waterfalls that plunge from twenty to five metres down, emerald green pools of fresh water, thick forests, and a great restaurant serving fresh trout.

  • The most interesting churches in Ljubljana

    by Inga Batur

    If you visit Ljubljana's city centre there are two churches you won’t be able to miss – Saint Nicholas’s Cathedral and the uniquely coloured pink Church of the Annunciation located on the Prešernov trg square. But if you like a good story, appreciate interesting architecture and history there are more churches in the capital of Slovenia that you can visit. Here are the ones that I’d recommend.

  • Refreshing hiking getaways out of the city centre

    by Jerneja Fidler Pompe

    As much as I tout Slovenia's summers being amazing, there's still a tiny corner of my soul that itches for cooler temperatures. Shady forests, rivers, gorges, waterfalls, and Alpine villages, you say? I know a place just a short drive from Ljubljana that’s got it all!

  • True heroes of Ljubljana: where to observe the bats

    by Inga Batur

    Gotham might have Batman, but Ljubljana has the true heroes - bats. In only one hour just one of those small creatures can deal with 500 bad guys – mosquitoes and other pests that annoy us. They are an important part of our capital and can be easily observed – if you know where and how to look. I talked to the Slovenian association for bat research and conservation to learn more about Ljubljana’s mysterious inhabitants.

  • A hike in Ljubljana? Try Rožnik Hill

    by Inga Batur

    Most true hikers would frown upon this suggestion for a hike. True, Rožnik hill is only 391-metre-high hill. But it's a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the crowded centre of Ljubljana. It also offers plenty of trails to choose from, enough shade to keep you cool even on the hottest of days and you can have refreshments on the top. Kids? They have a playground. So, what are you waiting for?

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