Monday, 27 February 2017

Slovenian Fairy-tale

There is something about a small country that has so many things to offer. It just crawls under your skin and stays there for all eternity. Do you know any country that has affected you in that way? If not, a visit to Slovenia is inevitable, because no life purpose will be fulfilled before you discover this little Alpe –Adria charm. And if you are a member of Hostelling Internationall there is another good news. There are quite a lot of sleeping options in HI hostels while visiting Slovenia and they all offer a 10% membership discount. Purely fantastic!

@Author - Aleš Fevžer;
So where to go and what so see? If you visit the Carinthia region, specifically the culturally rich Slovenj Gradec, the doors of the Youth Hostel Slovenj Gradec are wide open. There you can choose between accommodation in rooms or apartments, all of which are equipped with a private bathroom. In the modern world intertwined with the traditional you may try to rest in-between a number of activities in the area. From horseback riding, cycling, gliding to hiking and mountaineering in nearby mounatins Uršlja Gora and Peca. Who knows, maybe you will even come face to face with the mythical King Matjaž! 

@Author - Tomo Jeseničnik;
After that you can visit the south-eastern part of the country and find your resting stop in completely renovated Youth Hostel Krško. Municipality of Krško offers a lot with its rich history and your curious soul will definitely be happy there. Or how about a visit to Kranjska Gora? There you can sleep in the heart of Slovenian Alps, surrounded with endless hiking and skiing opportunities. The amazing nature invites you to stay at the Youth Hostel Barovc, where you can choose between 31 beds to sleep in. 

@Author - Aleš Fevžer;
Or how about a trip to the most beautiful Slovenian river? The Soča river awaits near Youth Hostel Bovec, where there is no lack of adrenaline in Summer or in the Winter time. Or do you want to see the famous baby dragons of Postojna cave? Little Proteus youngsters are waiting for you in the town of Postojna, where you can spend some nights in the Youth Hostel Proteus which is located in the centre of the town and has its very own park surrounding it.

@Author - Matej Vranič;
You can also visit the oldest Slovenian town that goes by the name of Ptuj. There you can be among the 60 travellers enjoying the hospitality of the Youth Hostel Poetovio while attending the biggest event in February – the carnival or as the Slovenians call it – pust. So be sure to pack at least a wig if you don't won't to stand out in the crowd. 

Now pack your suitcase, get your HI membership card and you are ready for your Slovenian adventure! 

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