Wednesday, 29 October 2014

See Something - See Slovenia

Jonathon Cusack - the winner of The Big Blog Exchange 2014 who is coming to Slovenia in the end of October. If you read his blog See Something, two thoughts pop into your mind:  of course he won the blog writing competition because his writing is just that good and how can I be him?  Traveling around the world for 10 years, he is living the dream of every traveller and I asked him a few questions to figure out how he managed to do just that and to give you closer look of our future guest. 

How did your traveling story begin?
I have always travelled; I can't remember ever not having a passport. My parents helped me developed that sense of adventure by taking our family abroad as much as they could. As soon as I graduated from University my own journey began. I moved to London to join the nearly half a million other Australians living in the United Kingdom. London is a city which throws you into a trial by fire; if you emerge successful then you can truly be considered a traveller. Being in London was an encounter with the other side, a fantasy with an open ticket to the world’s greatest amusement park, you're anonymous and a million miles from home. After several months of enduring the city and finally making a place for yourself you become aware that it’s this anonymity which puts you in charge. You can change, and become someone entirely different and whom-ever you wish to be. It was never going to be a place I could call home, regardless of the amount of time I stayed there. Everyone will have their own unique story of living in London but they will all tell you the same thing, it’s not their home, but it is their city.

What is it that most attracts you to traveling?
Everyone at one stage in their lives will leave their home to seek something new, something unknown. We've all got that inherent desire to explore. In the beginning my reason was the drive to just see something. At home things make sense, we can predict how each and every day throughout the week is going to run. We plan on a calendar where we're going to be for months, we have a schedule we've got to keep otherwise everything will fall apart. I love waking up and not knowing how the day will be, that I can explore somewhere I've never been before. I am under no illusions though, I am incredibly lucky to be able to live this life compared to the vast majority of people in the world. Although, in comparison to everyone I grew up with, it was just a choice I made. It's not always glamorous, there are tough times [I broke my leg in Bolivia on Death Road in June] and there is a lot of time spent on planes, trains and automobiles. All of this is entirely surpassed by those special moments be it in the desert, a rainforest or in Times Square where you stop and take it in. A chill goes through your spine and in that moment you realise just how amazing this world of ours is. [One of these moments was in Petra, Jordan.]

What kind of traveller are you? Are you a man of plans or do you go wherever the wind takes you?
This year I began travelling the Pan-American Highway. Each day a different part of the 48,000km network of roads across the Americas is a place I call home. It's an immense journey from Argentina to Alaska so I spent six months planning the journey prior to setting off. Things never run according to plan though, places are better or worse than expected, planes are missed, buses never arrive and somewhere along the line you end up falling in love. I never consider more than a week down the road, everything beyond that is a draft in a general direction. The best part of travelling is discovery and if you're following a path too rigidly then you lose that freedom. [This is that trip along the Pan-American Highway]

One of the main components of traveling is money. How do you go about it? Do you save up or do you work while you travel?
Travelling doesn't have to be expensive. It's always going to be more expensive than you think it's going to be, but costs don't have to blowout. If you travel for an extended period of time then you're going to have to find a job somewhere along the line. I have taught English in five different countries and the pay has always been just that much better than working in a bar or a hostel to be able to save enough so you can travel onward from there. There are some places that are going to require a bit of savings before you get there, Scandinavia, London and even back home in Australia.

If you worked while traveling, can you share some experience and wisdom for young travellers? (Should they find work before traveling or is it easier and less risky to find it along the way?)
Working in foreign country is an entirely different way of travelling. When I was working as an English teacher I got to know the people, I understood how they grew up and why a nation was pointed this way or that. This was because the majority of English teaching is talking about yourself or expressing an opinion on something. Sometimes they would become more counselling sessions than English lessons. There are places in the world where it's easy to get a job; English teaching opens far more doors than any other potential job as it's always in demand. However, when I lived in Finland, it was nearly impossible for me to find work because I didn't speak Finnish. It was one of those places that if you didn't speak the native tongue then you chances of getting a job were very low. It's not really a risk to go to a new country without a job organised first, but you should of course always research your options.

In your opinion what are the best ways or your own tricks/tips about traveling cheap?
There aren't a lot of guide books that are going to tell you the honest truth about budgeting while travelling. This truth is that when you are travelling in your twenties your biggest expenditure is always going to be alcohol and partying. You can spend half your time waking up and wondering where all your hard earned savings went. If you've got a limited budget, then you need to limit the huge nights. Also, don't drink moonshine just because it's cheap, the inevitable punishment to your body isn't worth saving a few dollars. Outside of this, I think the best advice is to not travel too cheap. It's easy to find a budget hostel or restaurant, the Internet is full of guides and hacks for any destination. I've learnt through so many mistakes though, that a terrible place can sometimes ruin your journey. I just recently escaped a place in New Orleans after only spending an hour in there. It was a halfway house for drug addicts sold as hostel, I ran from it and spent a bit more just so I didn't have to deal with the basic stuff like security and cleanliness. What happened in the end? I had a really good time in New Orleans! [Here is the article that I wrote about it]

Do you have a favourite and least favourite destination or a trip?
You can have a bad trip anywhere you go, usually if you're staying in a horrendous hostel then it's tough to have a good time. It is, however, hard to have a good time everywhere. For me, Salvador in Brazil was stunning, but it's the only place that I have felt truly unsafe. Every single person in the hostel I was staying at had been mugged at some point in the town. This was despite the fact that there was a designated squadron of tourist police on each corner. Even then, there were people on the streets watching my friends and I pointing at us like we were targets. This wasn't a favela, this was just 8pm in the Old Town. It may sound strange now when I say Moscow is my favourite destination, it's even more dangerous. I lived there for over a year. I adapted to the quirks of the Russian people and knew the roads to not go down. After a few months of 'struggle', Russians always have to struggle, it was the most incredible experience of my life. [I wrote a book on it]

A lot of people have issues with traveling alone. In your blog you write about how as a traveller you meet a lot of people and even if you travel by yourself, you are basically never alone. Do you prefer to be a lone traveller and is it something you would recommend to other travellers? Have you ever had any bad experience?
It's hard to travel alone, as in it's nearly impossible to be alone. There are times where I begin a journey solo, but very rarely do I spend that time alone. More often than not we travel along backpacker trails, we meet people who are in the exact same situation as us and we become friends. From Bolivia to Egypt to Vietnam, there are always amazing people in hostels with their own story. Eventually you'll meet and go for a coffee or a beer. If not then you would miss one of the most important aspects of travelling, immersing yourself in a completely different group of people from those you call friends back home. It's something that you grow into and adapt to as a traveller. Setting off by yourself forces you into those situations where you if you don't make new friends, or approach a local or join a drum circle in Tel-Aviv then you don't really experience the true idea of travel.

You have been traveling for 10 years now. In this time, how has traveling changed?
We've entirely lost the possibility to be disconnected. When I first started travelling, there were only two, barely functioning PCs in the corner of a hostel. They were still the days when Lonely Planet ruled as king, when you really needed those extra kilograms in your baggage so you could carry it around. Now, I carry a connection to every single person I've ever met in my pocket. I can forward book an entire world trip in ten minutes. I don't need to explore anymore because everyone has been there and written an infinite number of opinions about it. This doesn't mean it's a bad thing, it just means that travelling is really easy these days. So much so that there is no excuse to leave and see this incredible world we live in. I grew up with my parents and older cousins telling me stories about how they were truly in the middle of nowhere. The only foreigners for one hundred square kilometres and more, these kind of experiences are very rare to come by these days. These are the ones that make travelling beautiful, the true unknown.

How has traveling influenced you and your view of the world?
To travel the world means to open all the infinite doors of knowledge that the world offers. You can quote me on that and put it on a t-shirt, just like the millions of other travel quotes that read just like this. To be honest, self-reflection about how travel has changed me is one of the hardest things I've had to write about. It's only after ten years and nearly a hundred countries that I can begin see the answers. To put it simply, you understand. You stop judging a nation or a people by their policies and politics and begin to understand what it's like to live their life. For example, I have travelled Israel, the West Bank and much of the Middle East. As confusing and perplexing the situation is, after a time you begin to grasp an understanding of all sides of the table. There is never an excuse for the wrongs in the world such as war and oppression. When you witness them first hand they begin balance understanding with an opinion about what is right. Soon enough you realise how small we actually are in this world and that our time here is so short. You're left with drive to just make things better, for anyone and in any way that you can.

Have you ever stayed in Hostels International? What is your experience/opinion? 
Hostelling International is the support network of so many backpacker trails throughout the world. They are always reliable and safe and there is an expected level of service which is always met. Several years ago I was in Bergen, Norway, in the middle of winter. Due to a series of circumstances entirely out of my control I hadn't yet booked a place to stay. I arrived late at night, mid-blizzard and in temperatures well below zero. My credit card wasn't working and I had just enough money for one taxi journey. I took a chance that the HI hostel in town was going to be open and have a vacancy. As the taxi made its way throughout the snow covered streets I knew that there was no Plan B. At the hostels entrance I held my breath and crossed my fingers. I was welcomed, warmly, and I was in luck. Within five minutes I was safely in a cosy room with all the comforts of home.

As a winner of The Big Blog Exchange 2014, what are your thoughts on the competition?
This experience will open up travel for all of our readers. As travel bloggers our biggest fan base is usually our friends and family, they've been loyal with their 'likes' from the beginning. The majority of people in our respective homes, however, still believe that travelling is too difficult. Beyond this, there are still people who are 'armchair travellers'. There are so few barriers to keep us from exploring, but in the beginning there are so many excuses to not leave. All it takes is a single motion, one small event to push us and the shackles are broken. The securities of home are cut loose and the unknown is thrust upon us. The unknown is what is beautiful about travelling, being a stranger in a strange land. This is why we all write about our journeys, to inspire. The BBE Experience will allow us to share it not just with our readers, but the world.

The Big Blog Exchange 2014

You will be visiting Slovenia soon. What do you know about it? Do you have any (specific) expectations?
I've visited Slovenia just once before, it was four years ago and I was circumnavigating Europe. By the time I reached it my cash had nearly run out, but still had so many more places to go. I was living on hostel breakfasts and pasta with ketchup. I only had time to visit the capital, Ljubljana, and was there for just three days. I had a budget of about fifteen euros. On my way through the Farmers Market I passed a lady selling apples. I asked if I could buy just one. She said, 'You only want one apple? My boy, please just take one.' It was the sweetest apple I had ever tasted. I'm going back to Slovenia now, a little wiser, a little older and with a credit card in my back-pocket. I'm going to find that lady in the farmers market and buy a whole bucket of her apples.

Kobarid, Drežnica (Author-Paolo Petrignani); www.slovenia-info
For the end, what wisdom would you impart to young travellers and people who always wanted to see the world and never gathered the courage?
Travelling is an addiction. Don't start big, don't point at the map with no idea where you're really headed and set off. Pick a destination that you've always wanted to go to, one that inspired you as you grew up. It will always be different to what you expect but when you get home the addiction will set in. The four walls of your house will grow smaller and smaller and you will start planning the next adventure. When you do, don't blindly listen to travel tips, be it from friends or Lonely Planet. They are called 'guide' books for a reason, they're not there to give a list of sites to check off, make your own story. A story where things won't always go according to plan, being deliberately lost in the unknown is the most magnificent part of travel. The world is such a small place that at all times you're less than forty-eight hours from home, so disconnect and experience it you don't have to share it. What you see, what you feel and those special moments are yours and yours only. None of this can happen without taking that first step into the world.

You can read more of Jonathon’s travels and experiences in his blog:

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Visit Piran and Portorož in November and December

From the 15th-16th of November 2014 the traditional Persimmon Fruit Feast will be organized in Strunjan. Delicious fruit is exhibited and offered for purchase fresh or in the form of culinary masterpieces. Experts prepare lectures on various subjects, artists put their work on show and prepare a variety of entertainment and cultural events, whereas caterers offer a delicious assortment of typical regional dishes. If you want to spend some time in nature a guided tour through the salt pans of Strunjan is perfect for you. 

Culture lovers are invited to visit the exhibition »Piran in film« that will take place in the City gallery of Piran until the 18th of January 2015. The exhibition consists of three parts: »Piran in front of the camera«, »Goodbye, Piran!« and »Piran behind the camera

More info: .

Every weekend from the 5th of December 2014 until the 1st of January 2015 the Sparkling Wine Festival, along with the Christmas and New Year's market with typical local products and a rich culinary offer (local winemakers, olive oil producers)  takes place at the Park of the Hotel KEmpinski Palace Portorož. The program of the festival and the market is enriched with music and dance shows. There is a wide selection of gifts at the stalls. Guests can enjoy New Year's Eve with music, culinary masterpieces and fireworks in Portorož as well as New Year's Day in Tartini Square in Piran.

Obala 16, 6320 Portorož 
Tel.: +386 (0)5 6748 263

Monday, 27 October 2014

Taste the flavors of Vipava valley between St. Martin and Christmas

Youth Hostel Ajdovščina is located in the nice small town, once called ‘Castrum Ad Fluvium Frigidum’or 'Fortress at the Cold River'. The city center, built on the foundations of a Roman fort, is just a few footsteps away. Surrounding of the hostel invites you to explore it on foot or by bike. We recommend that you rent a bike from us and take a ride in our small town, or explore the picturesque villages scattered across the hills of the Vipava valley. In November, you can be part of interesting events along the wine roads of Vipava valley . Every weekend there is a party – series of events called ‘Open wine cellars’ begins.  At various locations, winemakers open their wine cellars for tasting their new born wine. Along with delicacies prepared by local housewives, roasted chestnuts, live music and singing in a good company, you can be part of a truly memorable experience.  The main wine party – St. Martin’s day takes place every 11 of November. It's really a special day, because by a miracle, a must turns into wine. 

Join us on various cultural and wine - culinary events taking place at this time in Vipava valley!


Weekend package in Youth hostel Ajdovščina
- 2 nights in a multi-bed room with late breakfast
- visit of the event 'Open wine cellars of the Vipava valley’ 
- 1 x admission to the indoor swimming pool with the possibility of three types of saunas 
- tourist tax (1,01 €/night)

93 €/person
The price includes the organization and running of the entertaining food and wine tasting at 'Open wine cellars'  event, transport. Admission to the indoor swimming pool in the Sports center. Additional charges: saunas, personal purchases. Note: We reserve the right to change prices. For the implementation of the program requires prior booking.

Time: Weekends from November to Christmas, or 11 of November
Duration: 5-6 hours
Starting/ending point: Youth hostel Ajdovščina
Where: tourist farms and wine cellars in Vipava valley
Min./max. participants: 2-8 (small groups)
Event organizer: 

- 7 November: St. Martin's day in Faladur – gourmet store and tasting room  (next to the YH) .
- 17 - 22 November: Festival of the 'House of Youth' - various entertainment and cultural evets (concert of Severa Gjurin, exhibitions, workshops,...)

Youth hostel Ajdovščina 
T.: + 386 (0)5 368 93 83 
M.: + 386 (0)41 945 392

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tourist destination Kranjska Gora

Discover the treasure trove of the Upper Sava Valley the heart of which is Kranjska Gora. Let your adventure begin here! Experience more than 150 original adventures prepared by tourism workers and the always-hospitable villagers of the Upper Sava Valley.

Two events contributed to the development of Kranjska Gora from a herdmen’s settlement in the 14th century to today's cosmopolitan Alpine village. The first turning point was the construction of the road through the Vršič mountain pass and the subsequent strategic importance of Kranjska Gora. The second turning point was the construction of the railway and the subsequent construction of the Planica ski jump.

Record ski jumps in Planica turned it into a tourist resort. On the slopes of Vitranc, the first cable railways were constructed. This was followed by summer sledding, climbing walls, gorgeous hotels, lovely apartments, interesting museums, ethnographic events, lively parties, etc. There is always something going on in Kranjska Gora. Here, the adventure of discovering the Upper Sava Valley begins, and never ends! 

Your can sleep in new Youth Hostel Barovc which is located in a truly enviable location above the lakes Jasna on the outskirts of the Triglav National Park and it flirts with the peaks of the Julian Alps, On the other hand it is only 10 minutes walk from the center of Kranjska Gora. It has 11 rooms with a total of 31 beds, of which 7 are double, 3 quadruple and 1 quintuple room. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet, some rooms have TV, all have beautiful views, and one boasts a large balcony with view to the lakes and the Julian Alps. 

The Upper Sava Valley offers numerous historical events and get-togethers. All these hikes, entertainment programmes, ethnological evenings and festivities are organised and attended by people who love their hometown. And they want to show it to the visitors in the most hearty way. 
So many Parkeljs from all sorts of places you have never seen. An increasingly popular event, named by organizers The Hike of the Parkelj (Krampus) of Three Lands/Fire spectacle in Podkoren, is expected to become a real festival.

On Friday, 28.11.2014 at 18.00h we invite you on Festival of the Parkelj (Krampus) in Podkoren. The Parkeljs are mythical creatures, terrifying black men, going from house to house frightening children. It originates from pagan times, when these evil spirits became companions and helpers of St. Nicholas: in accordance with Christian values, the saint rewarded the good children, and Parkelj (Krampus) frightened the naughty ones.

This rich and interesting tradition was turned into a proper event, slowly growing into a real international festival of Parkelj (Krampus). 

Kranjska Gora – Where the adventures begins.

TIC – Tourist Information Centre Kranjska Gora
Kolodvorska 1c, SI – 4280 Kranjska Gora
T.: +386 (0)4 580 94 40
F.: +386 (0)4 580 94 41

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The abundance of the endless Pannonian Plain

The Municipality of Dobrovnik is located in the area which was once covered by the Pannonian Sea. It spreads over 31 km2 and includes three settlements: Strehovci, Žitkovci and Dobrovnik. The latter two settlements are located in the ethnically mixed area, where the majority of the population is of Hungarian ethnicity, whilst Strehovci lies outside the bilingual area. In the north-western part it includes the hills of Dobrovnik and Strehovci which are covered with vineyards and orchards and divided by a forest with a wonderful accumulation lake at its edge, whilst the southern and western part include the genuine Pannonian lowland with fields and meadows.

The true treasures of the municipality are most certainly the interesting cultural heritage and nature which is in general explored by the local population and lately also by tourists. Everywhere you go, you can find many friendly and cheerful residents who will gladly serve the visitors with wine and authentic local delicacies.

The Municipality of Dobrovnik, whose inhabitants are deeply rooted into this land, stubborn, and resilient like the grape vine which they so carefully cultivate, is currently in the process of development. The nature of this area will just make you take a walk across it, enjoy the fresh air and stop next to a vineyard or a sightseeing spot. The appearance and promotion of the municipality is in the hands of local societies whose cultural programs frequently enrich the grey everyday life to all who visit the area on purpose or by chance.

The Accumulation Lake Bukovnica represents the most distinctive sight of the municipality which spreads over 8 hectares. It is surrounded by woods which provide pleasant shade to visitors and, besides fishing, also a chance to rest, take walks, camp, picnic, play sport and pick mushrooms.

In the immediate vicinity of the lake you can find the Sveti Vid chapel and the Vidov izvir spring. People say water from this spring has positive energetic characteristics and healing powers for the treatment of eyesight, hearing, the digestive system, nerves, and skin problems.

The vicinity of the Sveti Vid chapel and the Vidov izvir includes numerous energy points with beneficial and medicinal ground radiation which improve people's health and wellbeing. 26 of such points were registered and marked here. By visiting this area visitors will relax and recover their strength.

If you would like to test your sporting and adventure abilities make sure to visit the Bukovniško jezero Adventure Park which represents a perfect place to rest, relax and have fun. It is located in a wonderful forest surrounding the Bukovnica Lake. In the middle of the intact nature visitors can test their abilities on 58 different elements. Climbing trails are adjusted according to age and ability of visitors and are therefore appropriate for younger as well as older climbers.

The abundance of the endless Pannonian Plain is enriched with the colourful tropical wilderness, which is a genuine tropical garden. Besides the orchids, there is also a wide range of tropical flowers growing in greenhouses: vanilla, coffee, pepper, papaya, bananas, pineapples....

There are numerous documents and archive photographs of our ancestors displayed in the ethnographic house of György Dobronaki in Dobrovnik and in the Deák room in Žitkovci. During the year, the permanent exhibition is often replaced by a special exhibition or event: exhibition of Easter eggs, arts and crafts activities, and St. Martin's feast. 

Where to stay?
The hostel Murska Sobota is located just 18 km away. Throughout the year, visitors can stay in nicely equipped double-bed rooms and have a possibility to pre-order a meal. 

Institute for the Environment and Tourism Dobrovnik
T.: 00386 2 577 68 88

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ptuj – the town under the castle

The town, which the ancient Romans named Poetovio, is located between the Ptuj and Drava plains and is among the oldest settlements of Slovenia. The nice town with the city wall is despite its small size very proud of its rich cultural heritage and a millennia long history.

Today you can walk along the old centre, along the mysterious streets and explore the history of the town. The suggested tourist tour starts and the Minorit monastery and takes you across the town square tot the Orpheus monument at the Slovenian square, the town’s tower and the parish church of St. George, down the Prešeren street to the Dominican monastery and ends at the castle.

The mighty castle of Ptuj is one of the biggest tourist sights of Ptuj. It offers the visitors the greatest view of the town and the lake on the river Drava, not to mention the surrounding hills of Haloze, Donačka gora, Boča and the mountain of Pohorje.

But there’s more to Ptuj than just seeing medieval and Roman sights. Tourists can also get a lot of recreation. There are many natural beautiful sights you can explore walking or by bicycle. After a nice trip you can relax at one of the youngest spa resorts in Slovenia – the Therme Ptuj or spoil your taste buds by tasting the premium wine in one of the oldest wine cellars in Slovenia – the Wine celler of Ptuj (Vinska klet Ptuj). 

The old streets are perfect for open air events, so it’s no wonder there’s the site of many different concerts throughout the summer, with the most famous one being Ptujska poletna noč (Ptuj’s summer night), which is held every first weekend of August and attracts many people from the town and its surroundings.

But the biggest event in town, and also the craziest days you can spend in Slovenia, are held at Ptuj every year at the end of winter. “Run winter, run. The KURENT is coming!” The traditional festival of kurentovanje is taking place in winter and brings magical joy and happiness, along with the mystical magic, and is among the most important festivals of Slovenia and even the whole central Europe. The masks of the carnival, led by the kurents, overflow the whole town, but there’s also a lot of cultural life and music provided, especially during the nights!

The Ptuj region is also recommended to all wine lovers and lovers of great cuisine, and if you start exploring it, chances are, you won’t want to leave.

To sleep over, you can chose between two great hostels – HI Youth Hostel Kurent and HI Youth Hostel Poetovio, which offer great prices to everybody.

Youth Hostel Kurent is in the centre of town. It has 53 beds in 13 rooms. The rooms are modern and nice, and every one of them has its own bathroom. Hostel also offers internet access. Right next to it is the shopping centre and both bus and rail stations.

Youth Hostel Poetovio is only a 10 minute walk away from the town’s centre. You can choose between two or three bedded rooms. The hostel has its own kitchen with a large dining hall. During the week you can order all three meals and for larger groups they prepare meals also during the weekend. Guests will have free internet, parking, tea kitchenette, conference room, fitness, common rooms… at their disposal.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Vipava Valley - the land of sun, wine and sports activities

The Vipava Valley is a wine-growing region with fertile soil and has always attracted people to come and live here. Historians assume that the valley had already been inhabited before Christ, perhaps even in the Late Stone Age. Archeological sites show that it reached its full bloom under the Roman Empire. 

TIC Ajdovščina,
The valley has a rich cultural legacy, reflected in the manors, castles, numerous churches, painted with great works of art and galleries. One of them is the Pilon Gallery, which contains artistic works of the great artist and the native of Ajdovščina, Veno Pilon. The legacy is also shown in the interesting architecture, the well-preserved fortress Castra and entire settlements, considered to be cultural monuments, such as the villages of Vipavski Križ, Šmarje, Šturje, etc.

Furthermore, visitors can attend many sports activities in this area. Theme paths will let you discover the beauties of nature, you can enjoy in cycling across the valley and if you love different sport activities, tennis, basketball, football or running, you have to visit our Sports Centre Ajdovščina, where you can practice your favourite sport in one of the sports halls or in the summer and winter swimming pool.

Moreover, you can take a look at Ajdovščina from the air and if you are brave enough you can drop from the air by parachute.

One of the distinctions of our country is our well-known natives and their tradition.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Vipava Wine Road, which boasts many wine cellars, tourist farms and few days in a year also traditional country feast “osmica”. You will be served traditional Vipava dishes and home made wine.

TIC Ajdovščina,
You can visit Ajdovščina just for one day or you can even spend your holidays here. 

Where you can book a quality and affordable bed in Ajdovščina?
You will be warmly welcome in Hostel Ajdovščina, which is located on the fringes of town in Pale Sport Park. The Hostel is a fascinating architectural structure with numerous wooden and stone details and a gable roof, cov-ered with terracotta tiles, which instantly resembles a traditional Vipava house. The interior, in spite of a modern approach, is bright, warm and inviting as well, due to the fact that its furniture is mostly made of wooden materials. The hostel offer 50 beds, breakfast, free internet in all the rooms and in the web corner, at the info point  the information for tourist and entertainment events in Ajdovščina and its surroundings is at hand.

Youth Hostel Ajdovščina

Panoramic flight aranged by Aeroklub Josip Križaj
Address: Goriška cesta 50, 5270 Ajdovščina
Info and reservation: ++386 5 368 91 92, ++386 31 555 315, :,

Flights in Tandem 
Address: DJP Kovk, Slomškova 29, 5270 Ajdovščina
Info and reservation: Robert Bolko ++ 386 40 950 185

Wine tasting - A tour of one of the wine cellars is a must on your visit of the Vipava Valley!
Info and reservation: For organising wine tastings and visit to the selected wine cellar, please contact Tourist information centre Ajdovščina.

TIC Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 a
5270 Ajdovščina
+386 5 36 59 140