Real forest experience

Within a radius of my sight there are trees, green pastures, high mountains and mysterious ravines. The landscape around Cerkno region is very diverse. I put some forest perfume/insect repellent on and start walking with fellow nature lovers. My ears become more aware of birds songs, rustling tree leaves and murmuring streams. In the embrace …

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Hands-on culinary workshop experience in Ljubljana

It was so charming and welcoming, as if I was invited into my friend’s kitchen. Bohinj pork lard spread with Kranjska sausage, the ramson spread and a glass of cviček wine were teasing me. I dipped a piece of homemade bread into extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria and tasted cottage cheese with pumpkin seed oil. …

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Idrija lace festival and Idrija žlikrofi

I have never visited Idrija lace festival so it was just a matter of time when I will go. On a sunny Sunday after a looong breakfast we hit the road towards Idrija. Since mid 19th century the town of Idrija and its surroundings have been famous for a local specialty, Idrija žlikrofi. The exact …

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Lavender harvesting

I took part in lavender harvesting. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Although Slovenia is not a typical country where lavender is growing on the large areas, there are still find some individuals who have started growing lavender on their fields. The best time to see lavender plantation is when lavender blossoms (late June, …

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Boškarin hike

I spent a weekend in Slovenian Istria. Morning sun in the small Istrian village Padna was burning pretty hard. Participants of traditional boškarins hike, which took place in the context of a traditional festival of Oil and chard, were gathering together. Stalls with cultured green asparagus and olive oil have already attracted some curious visitors. …

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