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In sLOVEnia with lakes,caves and the Julian Alps!

Slovenia – a pocket-sized country with what seems to be a difficult-to-pronounce name for its capital Ljubljana (somewhat like : Lube-Lee-Yah-Na. Let’s address Ljubljana as LJ from now on.) However, don’t be fooled by its small size –  it has so much to offer for travellers that many don’t have any traces of regret left after visiting this charming country. Check out Rick Steve’s praise for this country on his website/blogs! You’ll fall in love with it and that’s why their Tourism Board pitches their slogan as: ‘I FEEL SLOVENIA’ Day 1 : Day Trip from LJ to Vogel (Vogel Ski Resort) (Triglav National Park – Triglavski narodni park), Lake Bohinj (Bohinjsko jezero) and Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero) Gaurav and I stayed for two nights in LJ in Hostel Vila Veselova run by a sweet lady called Vandana ( she has visited India before). We woke up quite early on 29 June to catch a bus to Vogel from LJ. We had booked the bus ticket from LJ Bus Stand the evening before and started the journey at around …

A Bite of Balkan

(This post originally appeared in my friend Prateek Dasgupta’s blog on food and it’s impact on culture – Flavor Of Spice) This summer of 2015, I went on a short trip (partially solo and partially with a college friend) to South-East Europe touching some of the Balkan countries (Slovenia, Croatia , Bosnia and Herzegovina – parts of the former Yugoslavia) on the way. This gave me an exciting opportunity to taste some of the varied cuisine of the region including a healthy amount of seafood too as we passed through the stunning Adriatic Coast and the Dalmatian region of Croatia. Former Yugoslavia has had its own share of brutal internal conflicts leading to its breakup and one of the worst war scars in relatively recent history.Like its varied ethnicity, its cuisine is also a culinary melting pot. You may read the rest of the blog here .