Slovenci v svetu: Lidija, Salvador (Brazilija)

Lidija živi v Braziliji že od februarja 2005.  Od tega je bila 10 let v Salvadorju, v zvezni državi Bahia, na severovzhodu Brazilije. Zadnji 2 leti pa je razpeta med Salvadorjem in São Paulom, med domom in službo. Vsake toliko časa na Facebooku objavi kakšno čudovito fotografijo s plaže in takrat se mi seveda pojavijo skomine. Živeti v Braziliji, še posebej v kakšnem obalnem mestu, se sliši fantastično, a hkrati je znano, da gre za eno najnevarnejših držav na svetu. Lidija pravi, da ji ponuja točno to, kar potrebuje. Živjo, Lidija. Zakaj Brazilija? Vedno sem sanjala, da bom živela v Lizboni ali kje na Škotskem. Nato pa sem se nekega meglenega in deževnega jutra odločila, da želim biti tam, kjer […]

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Slovenes abroad: Lidija, Salvador (Brazil)

Lidija has been living in Brazil since February 2005. The first 10 years she spent in Salvador, federal state of Bahia, on the Atlantic coast. The last 2 years she has been divided between Salvador and São Paulo, due to the nature of her work. Every now and then she posts a beautiful photo from the beach on Facebook, making us jealous, especially in winter time. To live in the coastal part of Brazil sounds fantastic but, on the other hand, the country is known for its very high crime rate. So let’s check Lidia’s story to see how she handles those two extremes. Hi Lidia, why Brazil? I have always dreamed of living in Lisbon or somewhere in Scotland. But […]

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Day trip to Slovene coast: Piran

If you are visiting Slovenia for only a couple of days, and want to squeeze a coast trip in your tight schedule, you are lucky. First of all, because Slovenia has just 47 km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea and only 3 “major” seaside towns: Koper, Izola, and Piran. And secondly, because the capital Ljubljana is only 100 km away from Koper, so it will take you about one hour to reach your final sea view destination. Day drip to Slovene coast is therefore totally doable, especially if you rent a car and control your own time. Tip: Try to avoid travelling on weekends in the summer season (late June – August), when the highway gets totally jammed. While Koper […]

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Slovenes abroad: Lea, San Leandro (CA, USA)

29-year old Lea has been living in San Leandro (East Bay, CA) since 2013. She loves to travel and explore the world, she likes music and reads a lot of books. She’d like to have at least 2 dogs but currently neither her time nor the house rules allow that. Obviously we have a lot in common and given the fact that I have visited California a couple of years ago, it was easy for me to blend in this conversation. Why the United States of America? Because of my husband’s work. And why San Leandro? Where the hell is that anyway? 🙂 My husband is a software developer and when he was offered a job in San Francisco, we […]

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Slovenci v svetu: Lea, Kalifornija (ZDA)

Simpatična 29-letna Lea živi v San Leandru (East Bay, CA) od leta 2013. V prostem času izredno rada potuje in odkriva njej še neznane kotičke sveta, posluša glasbo in veliko bere. Želi si vsaj 2 psa, a ji čas in pravila najemodajalca tega zaenkrat žal ne dopuščajo. Imava torej veliko skupnega in glede na to, da sem sama že obiskala San Francisco, sem se z lahkoto vživela v njene odgovore. Zakaj ZDA? Zaradi moževe službe. In zakaj San Leandro? Kje za vraga je sploh to? 🙂 Mož je že v Sloveniji delal kot razvijalec software programov in ko so mu ponudili službo v San Franciscu, nisva dolgo razmišljala, ponudbo sva kar hitro sprejela. Stanovanje sva iskala v okviru najinih finančnih […]

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Charming Barcelona

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, taking each other’s hands and reaching for the sky in the open air concert back in 1988. Barcelona – Such a beautiful horizon. Barcelona – Like a jewel in the sun. The song gives me the shiver every time I hear it. And I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Can anyone? I have visited Barcelona three times. First back in the 90’s when I was a student on a budget. The only thing I remember from the trip was sangria and a blur of Sagrada Familia. Second time was some kind of a team building trip with a company I used to work in. My memories from that visit upgrade to sangria on a lovely […]

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