Congratulations to this week’s winner, Colleen Casey!
“Slovenia seems more like a state of mind than a physical location. Nevertheless, here we are, live and in person… For initial post-Covid travel you had suggested selecting destinations that were anything but a “Top Ten Tourist Trap.” We followed your advice, and here we are approaching Lake Bed Island in a flat bottom wood boat called a “pletna” steered by a rather adorable muscular “pletnar” (sort of like an Italian gondolier).
Everyone here is warm and welcoming with an enthusiastic passion for life and the people they love. They work hard and rank high in academics, but gravitate towards an active outdoor lifestyle close to the earth, of which they are extremely protective. With a population of around 2 million, that may partly explain why Slovenians win so many Olympic medals, one of the highest medal-per-capita rankings in the world. On the other hand, it may just be the fact, they just enjoy social interaction, playing games and having fun!
In any event, we are soaking in all the Slovenian spirit we can. Who knows we may never leave.”