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!

A weekend in Belgrade, Serbia

I guess, there must be at least one trip per year I don’t plan at all. This year I went to the capital of Serbia, to Belgrade without doing any prior planning and research. The whole trip was organised by a friend, who had been to Belgrade plenty times before and knows the town very well. He organised the accommodation and restaurant reservations, he planned most of the activities and even act as a tour guide on our walk around the town.  He did an amazing job. No wonder, our group had a great time in Serbia.

Sunset by the river Sava

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Opening of ski season in Grindelwald

A week and half ago, my husband and I finally started ski season and went skiing to one of our favourite places ski, to Grindelwald in Berner Oberland. Some of my followers are probably aware I love this ski resort. Ski slopes there are great, the landscape is stunningly beautiful, the infrastructure is good and it is close enough to Luzern for a day ski trip.

Mighty mountains of Berner Oberland

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Blast from the Past: Verona

Today’s Blast from the Past post is taking you to Verona in Northern Italy. I’ve visited this lovely town at the banks of river Adige in June 2010 in company of my husband. We strolled around the old town, which has been inscribed to the UNESCO Word Heritage List and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Here are some photos we took while exploring Verona. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

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Winter Wonderland at Mt Rigi

Remember the joy when the first snow covered the earth and you just couldn’t wait to grab your sledges and run sledding to the hill nearby your house? I still remember all the fun and laughter I had while sledding when I was a child. Even though I am now grown up I still immensely enjoy this fun winter activity. Luckily, I live in Switzerland, a country where the winters are still still cold and snowy enough to allow me to practice this sport. Last year I’ve tried the sledding tracks in Grindelwald and a year before the tracks in Engelberg. This year, I went sledding to Rigi – a 1,789 meters high summit in Central Switzerland and it was great! There was enough of fresh snow, sun was out and my husband and I had a lot of fun swishing down the snowy terrain!

Sledding at Rigi was fun

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2016 at Slovenian Girl Abroad

Another year is about to come to an end and as it is common in such occasion, it’s time to look back on how Slovenian Girl Abroad blog performed in 2016. What posts did you read the most? What did you comment the most? Where do the most of my readers come from? Here are the answers:

Top 10 posts sorted by the number of views according to the WordPress stats:

  

  

  

  

  

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