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Old 10-07-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: narnia
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I started a thread European people, but didnt got my answer, so Im starting a new thread.

What do you think about Slovenia and Slovenian people? What are youre thoughts and experiences if you have ever been to Slovenia.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Never been there, but I just imagine it to be a quiet comfortable place free from the masses of tourism that's not too far away in Italy or to a much lesser extent, Croatia.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Slovenia has the size (but not quite the population) of Connecticut.
I wonder why such micro countries are independent in the first place.
I sure hope the US will never implode like the Balkan and the former USSR, people explain to me
how we can one day have a united , peaceful world with more and more borders and walls everywhere?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I've been to Slovenia, to Ljubljana and in the mountains a little. It's a beautiful place. I went there knowing nothing at all about the country and had never been to Slavic Europe before, but I was amazed how everybody speaks such good English and how Ljubljana is so quiet and clean for a capital city with no tourists (this was in 2006). What I believe to be true about the Slovenians is that they are more reserved and hard-working than the other Balkan countries (they think you're stuck-up and arrogant?) and also more pro-Europe and liberal. I think it's also the best-transformed of the former communist countries (most stable politically and economically) and didn't get involved in the Yugoslav civil war? A little like Scandinavia or Estonia, in other words.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I was in Slovenia earlier this year and I have to agree with the poster above. It's a very nice and amazingly beautiful little country. The people were the most helpful that I have come across in Europe, and I was surprised that most spoke English very well. My impression is that it's the most well-off of what are generally considered the Eastern European nations. The food and culture was typical of Eastern Europe, but there is definitely an Italian influence as well. I had some awesome wine and espresso there, which was kind of a surprise.

Ljubljana was a nice little city with cafes and bars lining a central river walk. It was very tourist friendly but not flooded with tourists. The nightlife was better than I expected, and it has a crazy bohemian nightlife district called Metalkova that was pretty unique.

I did know about the country somewhat before visiting though, since I'm from the part of the U.S. which has the only large concentration of Slovenian-Americans.

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Venice Italy
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amazing place l've been in it many times...........l like to sail from Venice to capo d'Istria
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Slovenia is the most successful ex-Yugoslav state by a million miles and is considered a developed country with a high quality of life and high wages. Seems a lovely little country.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I've never been to Slovenia but I heard that their economy is doing well (well that was a few years ago, I'm not sure if it still is like that after the global recession) so that's nice, I hope the other Balkan nations will soon follow
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: narnia
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Thank you for all youre answers. Im REALLY interested into peoples opinions on my country and us (Slovenian people).
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Venice Italy
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Thank you for all youre answers. Im REALLY interested into peoples opinions on my country and us (Slovenian people).


may l ask you what do you think about...........a Venetian plesant man???
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