Video: Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave

This is for everyone who had read my Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave post and would like to see more of this event. Here is a video I’ve created from the snaps I took inside the cave. It’s far from perfect (I’m still learning how to take and make videos), but I think it will still show you another dimension of my visit of this lovely cave. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

 

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Cats of the world

Hi, I’m Urška and I’m a crazy cat lady. I also love to travel. Wherever in the world I meet feline creature I try to befriend it or at least take a picture of it. No wonder there are plenty of cat photos in my photo library. Here below are some of those pictures of the cuties I’ve met and photographed on my travels:

Raggi – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Traditional Slovenian Wedding

Previous weekend, my husband and I traveled to Slovenia to attend a wedding of our dear friends. The wedding was held in the north-eastern part of Slovenia in a region between rivers Drava and Mura called Prlekija. The traditions in this area are still very much alive and our friends got married in a traditional way.

Šranga aka groom proving he’s worthy of the bride’s love

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How (not) to Curse in Slovene Language

A while ago I was hanging out with a group of people from all around the world and somehow we’ve came to talk about our native languages, more specific about the swear words and phrases. When we’ve started translating words and expressions from our native languages to English, it turned out, Slovene language has some unique and interesting possibilities to express irritation or angriness. Because it was surprisingly fun and interesting conversation, I thought it would make an interesting blog post.

The most commonly used are those swear words and phrases taken from Serbian and Croatian and Slovene versions of expressions similarly insulting as those in other languages (e.g. the F word). There is also a third group of swear words and phrases – traditional Slovene. Despite most of those are not used in everyday life anymore, are in my opinion the most interesting. To name just a few of them:   Continue reading

Predjama Castle

Predjama castle (Predjamski grad) is a picturesque castle in a small village of Predjama, near Postojna in Slovenia. It was built high up in a vertical cliff, above river Lokva, at the entrance of a underground cave system and is considered to be the largest cave castle in the world.

Predjama castle

When my husband suggested to visit Predjama castle during our visit of Slovenia in November, I said yes without hesitation.
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