The title says it all, but let me explain a little bit more in detail to make you understand WHY I enjoyed my stay in Slovenia so much 🙂
Lets kick of my blogpost…
…by saying I just came back from our 2-month-Southeast-Asia trip and jumped right into the next adventure:
I got invited* by SAVA Hotels to explore Prekmurje (which is a charming wine region in North-East of Slovenia) to be part of the project #StoriesOfPrekmurje, to harvest wine and wrap up a little video with Slovenian TV host, multiple cookbook author and food blogger Ana. She is such a sweet, genuine and inspiring woman ♥
I had no idea what to expect…
…as I only drove through Slovenia and never spent enough time there to explore and get in touch with locals. At this point I have to mention I am originally from the Balkan (I was born in Bosnia) and for me Slovenia always seemed to be very different then the rest of the Balkan (I have no clue why because I never had the chance to get to know the country).
I saw it more as extension of Austria as it looked very similar, they had the same shops and and even the houses looked same and I assumed people are the same (so no surprises here as an Austrian LOL) but I learned on this trip that I caught myself having prejudices that were far from reality.
ON THIS TRIP l SPENT A DAY WITH LOCALS AND THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED:
The Slovenian People:
Slovenian people are very warm-hearted and welcoming people. They will do their best to make others feel comfortable around them and they will treat you like you are part of their family. Their hospitality was an unforgettable experience.
The Slovenian Landscape & Architecture:
We drove two different routes through Slovenia and we realized it has a widespread built heritage. So get ready for wide-open scenery country roads, beautiful churches, castles and ruins, and cute manor houses and farmhouses. I totally fell in love with the hills and their wineyards in the Prekmurje region.
The Slovenian Food:
Slovenian cuisine is #foodiegoals and absolutely my thing! It is a mix of Austrian and Hungarian cuisine and Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Balkan cuisine (hello childhood memories). Everything we had at the wine farm, was farm-to-table and 100% homemade (yep, the bread, the cured meat, the wine – everything and it was sooo good!). It seems like Slovenians never lost the connection to nature and the appreciation for real food. Can please everybody be like the Slovenians?
Enough reasons for me to visit again :)))
BTW there is one thing you have to add to your Bucketlist
As mentioned we were invited to do the wine harvest and it turned out to be THE BEST THING to re-connect with nature and to re-fuel your batteries. It was really calming and soothing for the soul. So if you are visiting in the right season, this is something you have to try! (the wine farm which we visited is called “Franc Zelko” – unfortunately they have no website)
As you know, our camera is always with us and we did a Travel Vlog about this trip. So tune in and enjoy watching 🙂
Oh, and if you want to see the results of this project, watch these two videos:
Wir haben schon wieder was gezaubert 🙈 Anina kuhinja hat für ihre Kollegin Nellyslife ein unvergessliches Erlebnis vorbereitet. 😜 Sehen Sie sich das Video ein und teilen Sie uns im Kommentar mit, was für eine Überraschung Ana für Nelly vorbereitet hat? 🍇 🍁
Posted by TERME 3000 – Moravske Toplice on Monday, October 2, 2017
Dieser Herbst war für @nellyslife_ richtig aufregend, denn @aninakuhinja hat für ihre Freundin eine besondere Überraschung vorbereitet. 🙈 Wie die Weinlese in Prekmurje aussieht, sehen Sie im folgenden Video 🍇🍂
Posted by TERME 3000 – Moravske Toplice on Monday, October 9, 2017
WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN TO SLOVENIA?
Let me know if you have ever been to Slovenia or if you are planing to go there? I would love to hear recommendations for my next Slovenia trip so leave a comment below 🙂