Best of: Slovenia in the media this week

Published: 21.10.2021

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Best of: Slovenia in the media this week

What do The New York Times, Forbes USA, the national Albanian television Top Channel and a podcast in Czech have in common? The answer is: Slovenia.

Best of: Slovenia in the media this week

While American journalist Henry Wismayer embarked on a journey along Juliana Trail, a long-distance circular route around the Julian Alps and wrote an extensive article for The New York Times, the crew of the popular Albanian show Balkan Project by Ilnisa ​​Agolli, broadcast on the national Albanian television Top Channel (also present in Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Greece), shot a show about the most exclusive tourist destinations in Slovenia. The Czech web portal published a podcast about Slovenian gastronomy. The projects were supported by the STB. Also worth mentioning is an article in Forbes, where we can read about Ljubljana, which ranked at the very top of the selection of the twenty best green capitals in Europe on the European Best Destinations list. Read more about it here.

The New York Times reporter: Less is more!

"At this watershed moment for tourism, here was a bellwether for a traveling public that needed to appreciate the value of less. Less haste. Less mileage. Less altitude. Tomorrow we would depart the mountains from this respectful distance."

The New York Times is an American daily newspaper dating back to 1851 and considered the most prestigious American daily newspaper. Slovenia has been praised several times in their articles, and in the latest article entitled "Walking an Adventure Playground", journalist Henry Wismayer heads on a hike along the circular route around the Julian Alps, Juliana Trail. The article only available to subscribers (or perhaps you can try your luck if you have not yet reached the maximum number of free site visits), Wismayer describes in detail his experience of Juliana, highlighting the sustainability aspect and the story behind the project. Let us recall: The route was created to detour hiking the high mountains in the peek season and reveal undiscovered lowlands (and places) of this beautiful mountain destination, including exceptional cuisine and many sights (Kobarid Museum, Bohinj Railway, etc.).

Balkan Project by Ilnisa ​​Agolli

This year, the Albanian film crew also visited Slovenia and recorded two episodes of the popular show Balkan Project by Ilnisa ​​Agolli. This is a new project of the national television Top Channel, one of the most watched television providers in the Balkans (Albania, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Greece), which is also present on the European and North American markets. The idea of ​​the show was to highlight the most exclusive tourist destinations in the Balkans. As many as two episodes were filmed in the Mediterranean-Karst Slovenia; the first episode focuses on Koper, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle, and the second on Piran, Portorož and the Sečovlje salt pans. The first episode aired last Saturday, but you can also see it at their YouTube profile. Thanks to the excellent ratings of the first episode about Slovenia, the episode about Piran will be broadcast on October 30, prime time.

Podcast Novinky (Czech): Maličká země, káá múplně všechno (A small country, which has everything)

In October, we also hosted a podcaster from the Czech Republic, Jakub Kynčl, who is also the deputy editor-in-chief of the Novinky portal. While traveling through Slovenia, he was really impressed by Slovenian cuisine, which is also one of his greatest passions. The podcast is available here.

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