Travel Culture - Slovenia’s “Dragon City” a Green City that Welcomes you as a Local
Journalist: Michael Soncina Published: 6 May 2013
"Ljubljana is the kind of city that can excite the imagination of young boys. Also known as “The Dragon City,” Slovenia’s capital is associated with ancient myths and legends. The most common story involved Jason and the Argonauts stealing the Golden Fleece and slaying a dragon where the city now stands. Hence it’s nick-name. In addition to the country’s many castles, crusader past and stunning natural beauty, Slovenia inspires the most vivid of Dark Age fantasies."
Journalist: Rasmus Ovesen Photography: Rasmus Ovesen and Klaus Boberg Pedersen
The article has been published in the US, Canada, Argentina, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Holland, Czech Republic and Ukraine.
"Few places in Europe encompass so many exciting rivers and so many fascinating fish as the lush green and mountainous Slovenia. Rasmus Ovesen visits this beautiful Balkan country in search of the shady and elusive marble trout."
Slovenia as one of Top 10 Adventure Destinations for 2013 by Switchback Travel
Slovenia has been selected as one of Switchback Travel’s Top 10 Adventure Destinations for 2013. It is written in the article, that the tiny European country of Slovenia is a powerhouse for those who love the outdoors.
On 9 January 2013 the first movie of famous Indian Bollywood production Nayak which was shot also in Sloveniaentered the Indian cinemas. The movie was shot in different locations in Slovenia – Ljubljana, Bled, Piran and Postojna caves in August and September 2012. The shooting here lasted 7 days which in the movie means showing one song about 6 minutes long.
The times of India wrote, that the stunning underground environs of Postojna caves, the medieval coastal town of Piran and the alpine resort town of Bled played the perfect backdrops for the duo’s dance moves. The movie was even recommended by the Indian Minister of Tourism, Chiranjeevi PhD himself, as he is the father of leading male actor in the movie. It is expected, that the movie will be watched by as much as 10 million Indians.
Slovenian RTA agency took part in the shooting of this movie as a line producer with Katarina Karlovšek as a project manager, who is also the one who succeeded to persuade Bollywood’s location guru that Slovenia has a lot to offer.
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park on the cover of the Japanese issue of the Austrian Airlines inflight magazine
Article: Discover the beautiful country Slovenia
Journalist: Ayako Ito Photography: Susumu Yasui
Excerpts from the article:
About Bled: 「写真では何度も見たブレッド湖だが、実際に目にするその全景はため息のでるような美しさだった。」 No matter how many times you see the image of lake Bled on pictures, once you see it in reality its beauty leaves you breathless.
About Piran: 「目の前に広がるのは、夕暮れ時のアドリア海と、海に突き出たような赤煉瓦屋根の町。」 The Adriatic sea opens right before your eyes in its evening light and the red tiled roofed town seems to be projected from the sea.
「ピランのどこを歩いても地元人の生活の匂いがし、どこに目を留めても情緒深い風景が広がってる。」 Wherever you walk in Piran you can feel the daily life of the local people, and wherever you rest, your eyes, your emotions are overwhelmed by its nostalgic scenery.
About Ljubljana: 「川沿いには酒落たレストランやカフエェが軒を連ね、地元の住人や観光客が思い思いに時間を過ごす。」 Both the local people and the tourists pleasurably let the time pass while sitting in a string of (Ljubljana's) quaint riverside cafes and restaurants.
Fodor's Go List 2013: Slovenia among 25 places to go in 2013
From the fairytale castles of Slovenia to the golden temples of Myanmar, Fodor's 2013 Go List encompasses great values, newly accessible destinations, buzzy hotspots, and travel-worthy events around the globe.
You can find the article Slovenia, an undiscoverd silver of Europe with modern style and classic charmhere.
...the cave beneath Predjama Castle in Slovenia is even more fascinating than the castle itself. And the storybook setting might spark a daring moment for travelers ready to conquer a fear of the dark...
According to research, the Saturday issue of the Daily Mail is considered to be the most read British newspaper (with tabloids excluded) with 5.3 million readers. Their web portal is even more popular and has a very high visit or rate; it is considered to be the most read web portal in the world (even more popular than the famous NY Times and BBC sites). 5.3 million visitors visit the Mail Online daily, while monthly they have more than 45 million individual visitors. The article on Slovenia (Falling in love (again) with Slovenia, a land of bears, bees, brides and bountiful nature) was highlighted as the cover story in the travel section of the Daily Mail and Mail Online.
Stanley Johnson, a famous British writer, politician, journalist and environmentalist, who also happens to be the father of London's mayor, Boris Johnson, visited Slovenia in May. Stanley and Jenny Johnson visited Bled,Bohinj and the Bohinj's flower festival, followed by a visit to Ljubljana, the Postojna Cave, Lipica and Piran.
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