Category Archives: Slovenia

Where Is My Mind?

‘Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most…’  I have ample reason to quote Mark Twain (‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,’ is still one of my favourites, even if … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Missed About North America

Whenever people find out that I’m living in Europe for two years, the first question (after a perplexed ‘Why?’) is whether I feel homesick.  For Slovenes especially, the idea of being away from home for an extended period of time … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Žeja-Thirst

I’m still working on some posts about Kosovo, which I’m really excited about and will begin putting up tomorrow, but I thought I’d try something different today.  I wrote the following for my Slovene class last semester, when asked to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in the Politics of People

Ever since high school I’ve been fascinated by Yugoslavia.  At the time, it was a war raging in Bosnia that caught my attention, and I began to read about a region that, until that point, I had only heard of … Continue reading

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Playlist

The Eagles sang me out of Ljubljana.  I was on my way to Slovenj Gradec, a small town in the north of Slovenia, located in the district of Carinthia.  It’s a little over two hours away if you take the … Continue reading

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B.R.I.T.S.

A friend of mine asked me recently if I liked G.R.I.T.S.  Had she asked me face-to-face, my answer would have been simple.  I would have understood ‘grits’ and given her a ‘Yee-haw!’ and asked her if she was going to … Continue reading

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