"The Undiscovered Country" Slovenia by Marie-France
Slovenia Travel Guide: 7,896 reviews and 20,206 photos
Travelling through Slovenia feels like you've been let in on a delightful little secret!
Only a small number of tourists (mostly from the neighbouring countries of Austria, Italy and Croatia), are here enjoying the beautiful landscapes and architecture, friendly people, good food, and affordable prices. All of this in a country half the size of Switzerland. What else can you ask for?
Oh, did I mention that the transportation system is excellent and the country is green, peaceful and squeaky clean?
See my pages on Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana and Piran for specific tips on those destinations.
Slovenia doesn't use the Euro (at least not yet). Its currency is called the "tolar" (rhymes with "dollar") and is abbreviated SIT.
As of June 2003:
$1 CDN = 150 SIT
$1 US = 202 SIT
1 Euro = 220 SIT
(Missing from the photo are 5000 and 10000 SIT bills.)
* Slovenia is a small country of about 2 million people
* Slovene is a slavic language which has similarities to Croatian and Bulgarian.You can get along with English most of the time although German will be useful in the North and Italian in the South.
Younger people tend to speak more English than older folks.
* Currency: see above
* A small beer (0.2l) costs 200 SIT
* A meal in an average restaurant will be 1500 - 2000 SIT
* Recommended Guidebook: Lonely Planet Slovenia
- Pros:Clean, green, affordable, varied scenery and architecture
- Cons:Can't think of any
- In a nutshell:Europe in miniature
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