Country number: 11
Territory number: 13
When? A long time ago. Coming from Austria, dipping into what is now Croatia and then north to Italy
How? Camping, with the car
Who? With Don
‘Good sense is better than velvet’.
Slovenia is largely a mountainous republic. Mt. Triglav, towering to a height of 2863 m, is the highest peak in the Slovenian Alps. It is also represented on Slovenia’s national coat of arms
More than half of its total area covered in forest, 53.6 %of Slovenia is protected land, a higher percentage than any other country on Earth except Venezuela.
Slovenia has a tiny coastline – just 24 miles.
The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter’s dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929.After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow’s rule. Following on from Gorbachev’s perestroika and a short, ten day war with Serbia, Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia on 25th June 1991.
Hayricks are a unique cultural symbol of Slovenia and the country is also known as the Land of Hayricks.