Three years of Slovenian Girl Abroad

On 17th February three years ago my blog came to existence. To celebrate this special occasion I would like to get more personal with you and share with you answers to some of the questions asked by my fellow bloggers and readers over those past three years:

  • What inspired you to start your own blog?

After I moved to Switzerland, I mainly communicated in German and I’ve lost contact with English. I started to notice my written English was getting worse and worse. I needed practice and blog seemed to be a great tool for that. So, three years ago, I decided to give blogging a go and Slovenian Girl Abroad came to life. Continue reading

Video: Autumn Sunday at Stoos

A while ago my husband and I went to Stoos, a small car free village in the mountains of Central Switzerland. As you might remember, I’ve already wrote about this trip, but I haven’t show you the video I made. I finally managed to edit it (it took ages, I know) and here it is. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Have you ever been to Stoos? Would you go?

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Chocolat Frey Visitor Centre in Buchs, Switzerland

Switzerland is country well worth a visit not only for its majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, and lovely cities, but also for delicious Swiss chocolate. One of the places where the public is allowed to see how chocolates are made, and of course eat some chocolate is Chocolat Frey Visitor Centre in Buchs, close to Aargau. I’ve visited this chocolate experience few months ago and would highly recommend it to sweet-tooths of all ages.

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Winter stroll around the Tribschen quartier in Luzern

It has been a while since I last virtually took you around Luzern. Way too long! For that reason, I took my camera with me when I went for a walk around the Triebschen neighbourhood few days ago. I snapped some photos of this lovely area I would now like to share with you.

German name for Lake Lucerne is der Vierwaldstättersee, French is Lac des Quatre-Cantons, Italian Lago dei Quattro Cantoni and Rhaeto-Romanic Lai dals Quatter Chantuns – all can be roughly translated as “the lake of the four cantons”.

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Dark Side of Elephant Tourism in South-East Asia

I’m very fond of watching documentaries about nature and animals. When I was a little girl I used to watch them all the time. I remember, elephants were one of the animals that fascinated me the most. They are not only largest land mammals, but are also highly intelligent and sociable animals that are known to develop strong, intimate bonds with other members of their family. They have excellent memory and even mourn their dead. And they live in a families led by a female! No wonder, two of the my greatest wishes since childhood, were to see an elephant in the wild and to interact with the domesticated elephant. When my husband and I decided to travel to SE Asia, I knew I need to fulfil my at least one of my childhood dreams.

Because I’m very cautious when it comes to interactions with the animals, I wanted to learn more about Asian elephants and choose the best possible way to interact with them. More I’ve read, more I realised there is a dark side of elephant tourism many people are unaware of. Continue reading

Video: Singapore

The first and the last stop of our recent trip around SE Asia was Singapore, where we’ve spent three and half days in total. You can see some of the moments of our trip caught on camera in the video bellow. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

More about our trip around SE Asia coming soon…

 

 

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2017 – A Year in Review

It seems to me every year goes by faster. It seems like I wrote recap for 2016 yesterday and not a year ago. Now is again end of the year and time to look back at all the amazing trips and travels of 2017:

  • I’ve visited 4 new countries: Cambodia, Serbia, Singapore & Thailand, stepping into 2018 with the total count of 30 visited countries
  • I swam in the Andaman sea for the first time

Ta Phrom Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia (November 2017)

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Perfect Start into the Ski Season at Melchsee Frutt

Winter came to Europe early this year. First snow covered the mountains and allowed many non-glacier ski resorts in the Alps to open earlier than usual. My husband and I took advantage of this situation and started our ski season on the first weekend in December. As this was also the weekend of my birthday, we celebrated it while swishing down the perfectly prepared slopes of my favoured ski resort Melchsee-Frutt in Central Switzerland.

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