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...

Home to Maribor!

After a long but luxurious bus ride from Vienna, Austria to Maribor, Slovenia (with onboard toilet!) we arrived in Graz, which is on the border of Austria and Maribor. Maribor, Slovenia We were excited...

Beautiful elegant Vienna

Vienna was the launch point from where we came to Canada. As a young couple living in communist Yugoslavia with two small children, our mom and dad packed two suitcases filled with family photos, a few...

Change in schedule

Our departure date for our spring research trip to Italy, Slovenia and Croatia has been moved to April 28, 2016. We have had to make the change as life sometimes gets in the way of our plans. We choose the...