Ski season 2016/2017 – summary

Despite it doesn’t seems winter has come to an – it snowed in Luzern yesterday, my skis and ski equipment are already safely stored in our storage room. Looking back, this ski season wasn’t as plentiful as the previous ones (2015/16, 2014/15), but I still manage to spent some great time at the slopes.

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Skiing in Sankt Moritz

Sankt Moritz is a well known ski resort in the Upper Engadine (Oberengadin) region, in the canton Graubünden. It lies at the 1856 m altitude and has a reputation of being the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism. One of the first ski lifts in Switzeland began running in there in 1935. The town has hosted the Winter Olympics twice: in 1928 and 1948. In February it had also hosted the 2017 FIS Ski World Championship. As such, it was a clear choice for this year’s annual ski trip with my father, brother and husband.

This year’s family ski trip took us to Sankt Moritz

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2017 Geneva International Motor Show

Previous week my father and brother came to their annual spring visit. Like in previous years, we’ve spend some quality family time together while exploring what the Switzerland has to offer. Fist of our trips together was to Geneva where we’ve attended the International Motor Show – the first major international automobile exhibition of the year where world’s most important automotive brands exhibit their vehicles.

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Video: Ski Trip to Grindelwald

In January I’ve skied the snowy slopes of Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen ski area located in the Swiss Alps above the village of Grindelwald in Jungfrau Region . You can read more about this trip here; here is the video of the snaps from that great day on snow. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Sunsets in the Seychelles

When the sun slowly set down into the Indian ocean the sky above Seychelles paints itself in the most amazing shades of orange, pink and red. It is hard to describe the beauty of those sunsets. They are incredible, stunning, wonderful.

Here are some of the photos of those amazing sunsets. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue

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Museum of Yugoslav History (Muzej istorije Jugoslavije), Belgrade

On my recent trip to Serbia I’ve visited the Museum of Yugoslav History (Muzej istorije Jugoslavije) located in the Dedinje district of Belgrade. As its name suggests, the museum is dedicated to the history of Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, it is only dedicated to a history of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a country that existed from the end of WW2 to 1990s. An era of its predecessor the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which existed from the end of the WW1 to the 1945 is not included.

Tito’s statue in the museum garden

The main emphasis of the museum is the persona of the former lifetime president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito. In fact, the main exhibition at the Old Museum (one of three museum buildings), is a collection of the Tito’s personal objects, thousands of batons used in the annual “relay of youth” which took place on 25 May each year to celebrate Tito’s birthday and the gifts Tito received by various foreign dignitaries, statesman and delegations. Moreover, the museums premises also contain the so-called “House of Flowers“, which is the final resting place of Tito. Therefore, the much more accurate name for the museum would be “Museum of Tito”. Continue reading

Second blogoversary of Slovenian Girl Abroad

17th February marks Slovenian Girl Abroad blog’s second anniversary – I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I started writing this blog! Thank every single of you for sticking around this long! I really do appreciate!

Since I usually don’t share a lot about my personal life, I thought I could make the exception for this special occasion and share with you some facts about myself. Here we go:

  1. My name Urška is Slovenian version of the name Ursula. It derives from the Latin word “ursa” meaning “she-bear”.
  2. I can communicate in four languages: Slovene, English, German and Serbian/Croatian (well, five, if you count Latin).
  3. The first time I’ve travelled by airplane was in 2005 when I flew with my family to Varna in Bulgaria.
  4. I still prefer reading print books over e-books.
  5. My favourite sports to watch are alpine skiing and ski jumping.
  6. Everybody has a guilty pleasure—for me, it has to be Eurovision Song Contest.
  7. I don’t eat fresh tomatoes, but I like dried tomatoes, tomato-based sauces and ketchup.
  8. I have missed only one flight in my life. The reason was the accident at the highway because of which we were stuck in a traffic jam for more than an hour.
  9. I do still save entry tickets and booklets from my travels.
  10. I used to hate hiking, but since moved to Switzerland it grew to my heart. Now, I love spending the weekends hiking in the Swiss mountains.

Thanks again to all those who follow along, like and comment on my blog.  Here’s to the next year!