A trip to Sistiana bay: Portopiccolo and Duino

If you ever visit north Adriatic coast and care to spare a day for a short road trip, or if you happen to be bored in Slovenia (which I am sure is pretty impossible if you are a tourist, but happens to locals all the time), this post just might come handy. A lot has been written about Portopiccolo, considering its very short history, however not many people know that there is a very nice castle just around the corner – making a trip to Sistiana bay even more interesting. Old castle with a tragic legend Duino is a municipality in the northern Adriatic coast, just about 1 hour’s drive from Slovenian capital Ljubljana (or Venice and Klagenfurt, if you […]

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HIKING ABOVE TRŽIČ: BORNOVA POT (BORN TRAIL)

In Slovenia we have a saying “Kovačeva kobila je vedno bosa” which means “The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot” (thank you Barbara for your help with translation 😉 ) I am a bit embarrassed to say I fit perfectly into this category – a global traveler and restless wanderlust who can’t see what lies in front of her eyes. And I am not only referring to Slovenia, my home country, which is in my opinion one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but literally my doorstep – the town I have been living in the past couple of years. Bornova pot (Born trail) is definitely something I should have done a long time ago! I swear this Sunday trip […]

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Hotel review: House Spacapan – Špacapanova hiša(Komen, Slovenia)

Slovenia’s Karst region is known for its culinary delights, especially for its autochthonous red wine Teran and air-dried ham, called Prsut (Pršut). There are many guesthouses spread throughout the region, however the best ones are often booked far in advance during the season, from late May to early September. House Spacapan (originally in Slovene language: Špacapanova hiša) is known for its hospitality and culinary reputation so we chose to stay there during one of our “Slovenia weekend-escapes”. Location Guest house Spacapan is located in a small Karst town Komen, very close to the beautiful Stanjel castle which is “a must” visit for all architecture and nature lovers. Komen is really small and since Spacapan restaurant lies practically on the main […]

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Hotel Review: Tor Hotel Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland)

I have visited Geneva for the third year in a row due to Vitafoods food supplements and ingredients trade show where our company regularly exhibits. The accommodations in Geneva are expensive as hell so we usually stayed in France, which is actually just a few miles away across the border. This year we decided it was about time we saw Geneva lake so I booked Tor Hotel Geneve, which was kind of reasonably priced and very well rated. Location Tor Hotel Geneve is located in the very heart of the city, just 5 minutes’ walk away from Cornavin railway station and Geneva lake is just around the corner. Since all the streets in the near vicinity look alike the easiest […]

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Hotel review: Daios Luxury Living (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Business, weekend or vacation – Greece is always a good idea. I visited Thessaloniki on business in the end of April for two days and I had a pleasure of staying at Daios Luxury Living hotel. A perfect mix of sunny weather, great food and good company will keep this visit in my very pleasant memory for a long time. And perhaps this hotel review will help you to put Thessaloniki on your bucket list. Location Daios Luxury Living is a 5 star hotel in the heart of Thessaloniki. It is located on the coastal road with a direct access to the sea promenade, between the famous White Tower and Aristotelous Square. The hotel has a parking garage, which is very […]

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From Valencia to Costa Blanca

You know that feeling when you just decide to pick up a flight from your nearest airport, rent a car and go with the flow? Well I don’t do it often but last May it all added up for a week escape to sunny Spain. We chose the direct flight with Ryanair from Trieste to Valencia and decided to drive along the South East coast towards Benidorm. It turned out that a road trip from Valencia to Costa Blanca is a perfect getaway for everyone in search of endless sandy beaches, tasteful cuisine, liveable night life and impressive historic monuments. Located at the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia and Benidorm are popular destinations for tourists of all ages. With a pleasant climate tourism […]

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Hotel review: Hotel Ponte Sisto Roma (Rome, Italy)

Ah, Rome. One of the most romantic cities in the world. We decided to spoil ourselves for the weekend, so we searched for a higher classed hotel with excellent guest reviews. We didn’t want any surprises so we booked hotel Ponte Sisto, which was rated as one of the best in the category of four star hotels. Location Hotel Ponte Sisto has a very romantic location near Tibera river which offers a good starting point for sightseeing. It doesn’t offer a direct river view, as it is hidden in the narrow Via dei Pettinari street but it is literally steps away from Ponte Sisto bridge which leads to Trastevere. The closest metro station is around 2 km away, so this […]

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Hotel Review: Boutique hotel Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

Every time I visit Budapest, I choose a hotel close to one of the main bridges and steps away from the charming Vaci utca street. I stayed in Boutique hotel Budapest just for one night in February and the price was more than reasonable for this 4 star hotel. Location Boutique hotel is also known as Zara Boutique hotel and it is conveniently located in So utca 6, just steps away from Vaci utca and a few steps further from the beautiful Liberty Bridge. The location is perfect for exploring Budapest on foot (famous Citadella is just across the bridge,and beautiful Budapest City Market Hall just around the corner) and shopping. The hotel is somehow hidden from the busy traffic […]

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A Weekend in Rome

I saw Rome many times from a bird’s eye view, usually on my way across the Atlantic. There was also one attempt a few years ago when we were supposed to land in Rome, rent a car there and drive to Amalfi coast. Only that time we missed the plane and drove directly from Trieste airport to Naples, without stopping in Rome. So there I was, in my late thirties, having visited 46 states, climbed the pyramids, cuddled with tigers, swam with sharks… but never spent a single day in the eternal city. Until this weekend in November. A weekend in Rome. When everything was absolutely perfect. Getting there and around Getting to Rome from Slovenia is easy and relatively […]

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Slovenes abroad: Sasa, Malmö (Sweden)

Curiosity, a desire for new challenges and business opportunities led Saša to the ‘’cold north’’ two years ago. She landed in Malmö, a town in the south of Sweden, but judging by her tweets, the temperature there does not fall behind the rest of the country. Honestly, since I REALLY hate cold, I have never even thought about visiting Sweden. But after this chat with Saša, there is a high chance I will drop her a visit very soon. Hi, Sasha. Why Sweden? It just happened. I was always drawn to Sweden in some way. It was in one of my school trips to Planica, when I bought a Swedish flag instead of Slovenian and shortly afterwards I started learning […]

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