Trieste and Koper – changing tide

Our visit to Koper was short and sweet. We could have made a more direct path to Maribor but choose to travel through Trieste, in north-eastern Italy to have a quick visit with our childhood...

Wine and Beer Maribor Slovenia revisited

Coming to Slovenia last year was sweet but coming back a year later was even sweeter. Our initial meeting was filled with excitement but a little trepidation: we had not seen our cousins Vesna and...

Our Documentary

OUR PROPOSED DOCUMENTARY Picture this: The Polo sisters sitting in a 13th century opera house located on the canal in Venice, Italy. It is  where explorer Marco Polo lived in with his wife and children and...

Salt flats of Slovenia, boats and religion

Sečovlje Salina Nature Park The Sečovlje salts flats covering over 800 hectares are the northernmost salt flats in the Mediterranean. Here, history is not only alive but working...still producing salt...

Koper, friends united, memories discovered

Memories are strange. You can forget a whole section of your life then you hear a song, smell a fragrance or taste a food that teleports you back so fast you sometimes land on your butt. Coming into...

Piran and Portorož, Slovenia

Piran, Slovenia One of Slovenia’s top tourist attractions is Postojnska Jama  (a giant network of caves). The cave was making headlines because  olms, an extremely rare and endangered species that...

Treasures from the past

Dark, dank, spiders scampering softly somewhere. Overhead footsteps suddenly turn ominous. The smell, warm and dusty with decay. I close my eyes and smell and feel the cellar in my grand-parents' house. In the...

In Slovenia we don’t bleed – we Bled!

Historic Bled, Slovenia Breakfast lunch or dinner if Bojan was in the kitchen, it was a main event. There is no such thing as a small snack and after the third day I knew I was in big trouble – the...