Slovenia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Slovenia
Hello and welcome to our Slovenia travel blog. You will find all our Slovenia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Slovenia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Balkans, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to southern Europe. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Slovenia.
Perhaps the former Yugoslavia country where the socialist legacy lingers least, some parts of Slovenia have a Mediterranean Europe vibe, whilst others feel like Alpine Europe. Slovenia is considered to be a Balkan country, although many would argue against this categorisation. We have visited Slovenia a couple of times and our most recent visits have focussed on getting to know the capital better – in particular discovering the alternative side of Ljubljana. Driving is easy in Slovenia and it is a great destination for a road trip – we combined Slovenia with Croatia and it worked out well.
Our Slovenia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A short history of the Balkan Wars, 1991-1999. Read a quick summary of the Balkan Wars, an essential guide for visitors to Europe’s most complicated region.
One day Ljubljana itinerary – What to see in Slovenia’s capital in 24 hours. A guide featuring the best places to visit with a self-guided walking tour map.
Travel off-the-beaten-track in Slovenia and visit Velenje. The town’s socialist-era Tito Square has a lot of interesting architecture, sculptures and monuments.
Alternative Ljubljana – what to do in Ljubljana apart from the main tourist sights. Get off the beaten path with our walking tour including a location map.
A 3-week Budapest to Belgrade itinerary. The highlights of the Balkans, travelling from Hungary through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina to Serbia.
Forts and castles from around the world that you must visit. A photo essay featuring the finest forts and castles we have visited on our travels.
Seven years of longterm travel. Today marks the date when, seven years ago, we left the UK and began our nomadic life. These are some of our highlights.
Maribor in Slovenia is a great place to break the journey between Budapest and Ljubljana, former European Capital of Culture it has plenty to see do.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.