Thursday, December 9, 2010

Slovenia Awarded 2013 European Basketball Championships

Slovenia will host the 2013 European basketball championship.

The decision to award the tournament to Slovenia as the only candidate was broken at a news conference by FIBA Europe secretary general Nar Zanolin: "I'm very happy and honoured that the 2013 European Championships will be in Slovenia."
The championships will take place at the end of August and beginning of September in 2013, so see you then.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Skiing in Slovenia

It has been snowing most of the time from my last post. Slovenia is covered in snow, so skiing season has began.

In the new season, Slovenian ski centers are richer with new hotels, devices  and services and providers are promising an even better quality.
The recreational and tourist center and ski Krvavec Kranjska Gora, the new ski season has begun. On Friday, the white slopes will also be lowered to Rogla, while skiing at Vogel, Pohorje and Pokljuka partially opened on Saturday. Ski in Cerknem will open on Thursday. Skiing on Kanin and Golte and will begin operation in mid month.
Pohorje: New circular liftMaribor Pohorje can boast of a new round cable car, which will increase the transport capacity of 2,400 passengers per hour. They set up a garage within the lower part of the station and bought a new Tamping machine guns and 12 sneženih snow on the track Pot. The total investment in facilities and equipment is worth about seven million euros.
At Kope and Ribnica Pohorje investments focused on accommodation, are said when presenting the news, which was attended by several representatives of mountain resorts.
Krvavec: New night sledding and cross Track SkierRecreation Director-skiing Krvavec Happy Retuznik among innovations highlighted night sledding on the ski slopes Silent Valley on Fridays and Saturdays. For followers of adrenaline sports and will be available Skier cross bar.
Ski center will expand Cerkno snow park opened last year. Much attention will be devoted to animation on the ski slopes and ski kindergarten.
New hotel on GolteOn the slopes Golte Sat build a new hotel complex with 116 beds, in which they invest eight million euros. The hotel lies in the conference room and space for outdoor activities and restaurants.
A small mountain planned construction of a new children's ski-lifts in Šimnovcu. At weekends there will be an night sledding. Night skiing will be able this year to a new well in Javornik and on the ski slopes of the Three Kings.
New skating rink at the old SummitOld ski peak is partly managed to break free from the financial crisis. This year, inter alia, offering 300-square-foot skating rink at the children's line. They will also increase snow.
Rogla: Using procedures were runnersOn Rogla the investments focused on cross-country trails, and this year completed the first phase of cross-country polygon. Prepared children are also thematically ski trail. Great obtain the technical snow. Ski pass is now available for purchase via a click.
In addition to new features are in the Chamber of mountain centers also mentioned the benefits of Active Card Project UK, which provides many benefits when buying ski passes, accommodation and various services.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snow in Ljubljana

Today a few snow flakes fall in Ljubljana. Waiting for more snoww to fall, so the holidays - Christmas and NewYear will be even more fun in Ljubljana.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wellness Slovenia

Team radio show "Good morning, Slovenia" is from October 2007 until the end of January 2008, in the first season of the campaign "Let wellness visited about 10 Slovenian wellness centers, you are at this time received almost 10,000 votes. The latter has received 46 different wellness centers, in three categories: hotel, independent and thermal spa centers.
In the category of spa wellness centers, ranked first in the spa resort Termalija Olimia with 12 percent of the vote. Second place with 8.5 percent pripadlo Terme & Wellness Palace in Portoroz, on the third it was ranked by 8 percent in the spa center Balnea Dolenjska Toplice.In the category of self-wellness centers have the most votes visitors and visitors who are also decide which are the most popular Slovenian wellness centers, received the Atlantis Water Park. For the first collected 28 percent of the votes. In second place was selected from Mengeš Harmony Centre, which received 20 percent of the votes, third place in the capital remained in the center of Studio Sunny. It had received 18 percent of the votes.In the third category, the category of hotel wellness centers, the victory belonged to the Ziva Wellness Centre at the Golf Hotel of Sava Hotels Bled. Together they had received almost 18 percent of the votes. With second place and won 13 percent of the vote boasts Sense Wellness Club, Ljubljana, about 10 percent of the votes collected for the seafront Acqua Relax Center at the Grand Hotel Metropol, it was enough for third place in the category of hotel wellness centers.
The editorial radio show "Good morning, Slovenia" was satisfied with the course of action. Already in the first season of selection of the most popular Slovenian wellness center are in fact, with the visitors and visitors who voted via the website and eleven different radio stations, received about 10,000 votes, which was above expectations. Therefore, the campaign will continue into this year after it is upgraded, and assessing the public added to the assessment of the expert committee.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good year for Lipica

In 2010 the Stud farm Lipica is celebrating its 430 anniversary, and it was a good year they say.
In Lipica stud Farm are very happy with the summer proceeds, because they perceived an increase in the number of guests in both the spring and summer months.
Number of visitors of Lipica, the month of June increased by seven percent in July by 12 percent, so this year Lipica been visited by a little less than 70,500 visitors.
Managers Stud Farm is confident that the response and increase the number of guests the result of intensive promotional activities and efforts to the promotion of Lipica and improving the reputation of the brands they invest it all year. The data for the summer, when the stud of major events are not prepared, are all the more pleasing, since they show that on display in a growing number come from the regular visitors, among them mainly foreign guests from all over the world," they believe in Lipica .
More and more the "exotic" guests. Most guests come from Slovenia, followed by guests from Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France. But, said Assistant Director of Catering and Tourism in the Stud Farm Danilo Markočič in stud Noting that more and more interest in visiting a stud farm, among others, "exotic" guests such as the Japanese and Russians. By increasing the number of visitors to the stud farm has increased the number of nights and host guests.
Farm to continue organizing a series of eventsIn the future, in the stud produced a number of events. In addition to horse racing event in September is already available from both Traditional Days of Lipica Stud Farm, which will be held the first weekend in October. Promise a varied program, this year they expect over 10,000 visitors so far in recent years visited this event at the end of the season in Lipica.
After being with their coaches in July and August have visited Koper and Piran, will be in September marking the 430 th anniversary with promotional rides to visit some other Slovenian cities, including Ljubljana, Maribor and Ptuj. In Lipica are therefore confident that the visit will increase the complexity autumn events and as a result dozdajšnjega work to continue in the coming months.
After Markočičevih words, this year has increased interest in the preparation of weddings. These have so far counted as much as 40 percent over the same period last year. Great interest and have reservations for next year, adding Markočič.
Lipica herd in excellent shapeThe Lipica Stud Farm is a weekend with a final test for the first time in the last ten years ended stodnevni test skills of horses. The test, which was started on 15 April and was with his team leading outsourcing service provider operating Rancid Kariž was treated mares Lipica 11 year 2006th The first estimates are very good and show the excellent condition of the Lipica herd. Test for stallions is ongoing and will be completed in October.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brdo pri Kranju

Brdo pri Kranju, a beautiful estate beneath the mountains, is the perfect place for protocol meetings at the highest level, conferences and congresses an other official events and for private ceremonies. It is used by Slovenia state – Slovenian protocol.
It is located very close to Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana.  It is easily accessible by highway and is very near the Jože Pučnik Airport (Ljubljana Airport).
Estate spreads to 496 ha of green areas, which are arranged in the park and used for agricultural activities, especially forestry, wildlife breeding, and aquaculture. At the Hippodrome, the breeding center for Standard bred horse. Farmed forests, ponds and open spaces are full of flora and fauna – very bio-divers.
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Brdo Castle
The greatest example of the estate’s cultural heritage is the Renaissance manor – Brdo mansion. It is surrounded by several other structures:  a new conference hall, a hotel that can accommodate conferences, a wellness center, a restaurant, a press center, a horseback riding center, a golf court, several cottages in the forest and hay-racks in the meadows. Modern capacities and a team of professional, experienced employees can fulfill every wish and exceed all expectations.
In 2001, the protocol facility hosting summit between U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At the end of 2007 was at the site of former barracks upgraded new palace Congress Center. Ultra-transparent architecture  between Zois pristava and slopes of the forest and near the lower pool. Spartan equipment rooms reminiscent of the creation of the Baltic countries.  The new congress center lies at the edge of the park, above the lake. In 2008, it was the center of the Slovenian presidency of the European Union Council.
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welcome to Slovenia

Welcome to our blog abot Slovenia. Hope you will get some information about turist and undiscovered destinations in Slovenia. We are young family from Slovenia, and we travel around quite often. Some of the posts will be more local orientated, and some for general public.