Slovenia is in central Europe. Its neighbors are Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, plus the Adriatic Sea. The country covers roughly 20,000 kilometers squared and has a population of 2 million people. Ljubljana is the capital city of this intriguing country.
Slovene is the official language of the country. Most people also speak English as a second language, in tourist areas particularly.
Even though Slovene is the official language and also the largest ethnic group, there are other ethnic groups within the country. The other groups are the Serbs, Croats, and Bosniaks. However, nearly 85% of the population is Slovene. The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.
As for electricity, Slovenia uses type F sockets, as most countries in Europe. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage is 230 V. Many of your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.
The currency is Euro. The exchange is available at banks, as well as some hotels, supermarkets, tourist agencies, patrol stations and bureaus de change. Credit cards are acceptable by major shopping facilities and hotels. Elsewhere, cash is more preferable. You can also withdraw cash from your card at the bank. Traveler’s cheques are possible to exchange. However, you should take them in Euros, US Dollars or Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.
Car rental service is available in Ljubljana and its airport. You need to be over 21 years to hire a car. Roads are in a rather good condition. Also, in Slovenia, they drive on the right side of the road.
The heritage of Slovenia is widespread. There are various churches, castles, and many other historical places that are worthy of a visit. Other than the beautiful architecture and ruins, art has also found its way to the heart of the nation.
Many neighboring regions, like the Balkans, influence Slovenian Cuisine. Due to the vast variety in Slovenian culture, there are more than forty distinct ethnic cuisines.
Additionally, the temperature and topography of the country are very pleasant, which makes Slovenia a very beautiful tourist destination.
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