Slovenia, part 1: the green mouse that roars

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C hurch bells herald my arrival at the Bohinj Park Hotel , the starting point of my green tour of Slovenia. After my initial shock, though, I remind myself that Slovenia—smaller than the state of Vermont—is a treasure trove of the unexpected and undiscovered. When Slovenia launched a branding campaign in 2007, green tourism was its natural pitch. Slovenia, you might say, is Central Europe’s green mouse that roars. Slovenia is indeed blessed with unspoiled resources.

Slovenia, part 2: up on the eco-tourist farm

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I am in search of some of Slovenia’s best eco-tourist farms , and my way is up, up, up, on mountain roads that prove an adventure in themselves. Even on the Slovenia tourist maps the Jezersko area gets little attention, as it offers few places to stay, no information services, and attractions you mostly need to discover on your own. avsko is Slovenia’s only Alpine EDEN destination. Slovenia, part 2: up on the eco-tourist farm is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.


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