Sine Metu Guide to Slovenia – 5 Things To Do While Visiting

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What’s up everybody!

Last week our Australian buddy was visiting Slovenia and since it was his first time here, I was stoked to show him around our little country which gave me the idea to come up with this summer guide to getting the most out of Slovenia in 5 steps!

1 – GRABBING A BITE AT “ODPRTA KUHNA”
A definite must-visit is friday’s Odprta Kuhna, where you can choose from loads of restaurants that bring their best to the table and enjoy it in the nice setting of Ljubljana’s open market. We grabbed a burger from Hood Burger and damn, was it a good one!

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2 – TAKING A DIP IN LAKE BOHINJ
There’s no doubt that Bohinj is one of the most beautiful lakes around and there are countless of spots to chill on the beach all around, without any people around at all. With the way things are developing in the world around us, having something this pure is a real treasure and all in all it’s a perfect place to spend a hot summer day at.

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3 – GETTING TATTOOED IN LJUBLJANA
So what’s the best souvenir you can get while visiting a new place? Well a tattoo pretty much wins in my opinion and Hrvoje agreed as well. We visited Brown&Black Tattoo Studio over at Nazorjeva ulica in the center of Ljubljana and while Hrvoje’s ink was planned we all (Nina and I) kinda ended up with fresh ink, which was super dope! Spontaneity is the key! Pino and Rok, the artist in Brown&Black are always down for some walk-ins, so if you’re around be sure to pop in and say hi.

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“Ljubljana blew me away. The city itself looks like the inspiration for every Disney movie ever made and just 20 minutes from the centre is a forest so thick and pristine you almost forget other people even exist.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

4 – SKATEBOARDING DOWN THE ROADS OF POKLJUKA IN TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of pushing down these long roads, surrounded by wild nature. You just have to experience that to understand, so I suggest you grab your skateboard/crusier/longboard and hit the road!

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5 – SPENDING A NIGHT AT METELKOVA
it’s always hard to explain what Metelkova is, to people that’ve never been to Ljubljana. I guess we could say it’s kind of a magical place where you go to hang out, meet loads of different people, party, chill, and have fun. From my experience you always end up hanging with strangers that turn into friends, but that’s not only locals though. We’ve met this Irish fella named Joshua, cool guy, good thing we had a bottle of Jameson on our hands to make him feel at home. Slainte!

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“There’s an atmosphere of creativity – punctuated by Rog and Metelkova – that was not only unexpected but infectious.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

+ BONUS ACTIVITY (FOR SKATEBOARDERS) – HAVE A SESSION AT CANKAR
If you’re a skateboarder and you’re visiting Ljubljana then a session at Cankar is a must. Cankar is Ljubljana’s “OG spot”, probably the most famous spot in Slovenia and a place where there’s always some wheels rolling around popping off. Needless to say we took and afternoon of and threw down some tricks and chill lines.

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I gotta admit that showing Hrvoje around made me appreciate our country even more! Sometimes you get so caught up in the everyday life that you forget to take a look around and that’s exactly what we should do more often. Break out of our routines and go the Sine Metu way! Hrvoje seemed to really enjoy Slovenia as well, judging from what he had to say about it, I’m fairly sure he’ll be back soon!

“I almost want to say I hated Ljubljana so we can keep it like a secret.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

You gotta fear a bit less in order to live a bit more – Sine Metu

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Živjo!

Prejšnji teden je v Slovenijo prispel Hrvoje Ferle – prijatelj iz Avstralije in ker bil to njegov prvi obisk sem mu z veseljem razkazal naokoli, kar mi je dalo idejo za tale vodič po Sloveniji na Sine Metu način v petih korakih!

1 – KOSILO NA ODPRTI KUHNI
Definitiven “must-visit” je petkova Odprta Kuhna, kjer lahko izbiramo med kopico restavracij, ki pripravljajo svoje izbrane jedi in jih uživamo v prijetnem okolju Ljubljane tržnice. Midva sva se odločila za Hood Burger in uauuuu res je biu hud!

2 – SKOK V BOHINJSKO JEZERO
Da je Bohinjsko jezero eno izmed najlepših naokoli ni dvoma, kotičkov za ležanje ob jezeru je neskončno in z lahkoto najdeš takšnega, ki ni obljuden. Glede na to kako se stvari v svetu trenutno odvijajo, je nekaj tako čistega in neokrnjenega pravi zaklad, prav tako pa tudi popoln kraj za preživljanje vročih poletnih dni.

3 – TETOVIRANJE V LJUBLJANI
Kaj je najboljši suvenir, ki si ga lahko omisliš za obiskan kraj? V mojih očeh tatu kar gladko zmaga in Hrvoje se prav tako strinja z menoj. Obiskali smo Brown&Black Tattoo Studio na Nazorjevi ulici centru Ljubljane in medtem ko je bil Hrvojev tatu planiran, smo na koncu dneva vsi (še midva z Nino) prišli iz studia sveže počečkani. Spontanost je ključ! Rok in Pino – tetoverja pri Brown&Black, sta res kul in vedno za walk-ine tako, da brez težav stopite noter in ju pozdravite če ste v bližini.

“Ljubljana me je navdušila. Mesto izgleda kot navdih za Disneyeve filme in le 20 minut iz centra najdemo gozdove tako goste in čiste, da skoraj pozabiš, da drugi ljudje sploh obstajajo.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

4 – SKEJTANJE PO CESTAH POKLJUKE V TRIGLAVSKEM NACIONALNEM PARKU
Skoraj nemogoče je opisati občutke ob kruzanju po dolgih cestah obkroženih z neokrnjeno naravo. To je stvar, ki jo enostavno moraš izkusiti zato predlagam, da zagrabite svoje skejte/kruzerje/longboarde in pot pod noge!

5 – NOČ NA METELKOVI
Težko je razložiti točno kaj je Metelkova, nekomu, ki še ni bil v Ljubljani. Morda bi lahko rekli, da je to nekakšen magični kraj kamor se odpraviš malce podružiti, spoznavati nove ljudi, žurati, chillati in se nasploh zabavati. Po mojih izkušnjah vedno nekako pristaneš v družbi neznancev, ki se spremenijo v prijatelje, a to niso le lokalci. Midva sva ujela zanimivo raznoliko družbico, med njimi je bil tudi irec po imenu Joshua – še dobro, da smo imeli pri roki steklenico Jamesona, tako se je počutil kot doma. Slainte!

“Obstaja atmosfera kreativnosti – poudarjena z Rogom in Metelkovo – to ni bilo le nepričakovano, ampak tudi nalezljivo.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

+ BONUS AKTIVNOST (ZA SKEJTERJE) – SEŠN NA CANKARJU
Če si skejter, ki obišče Ljubljano potem je sešn na Cankarju nujen! Cankar je Ljubljanski “OG spot” in verjetno najslavnejši plac za skejtanje v celi Sloveniji, tam vedno ujameš koga na koleščkih. Pričakovano sva si vzela popoldan za izi sešn.

Moram priznati, da sem med razkazovanjem Slovenije Hrvoju tudi sam začel bolj ceniti našo državico. Včasih se tako zapleteš v vsakdanje življenje, da pozabiš pogledati okoli sebe in točno to bi vsi morali storiti večkrat. Razbiti rutino in iti Sine Metu pot! Hrvoje je res užival v Sloveniji in če sklepam po tem kaj je imel o državi za povedati, ga lahko kmalu pričakujemo nazaj.

“Skoraj hočem reči, da sem sovražil Ljubljano, da bi jo ohranili kot skrivnost.”
– Hrvoje Ferle

You gotta fear a bit less in order to live a bit more – Sine Metu

One thought on “Sine Metu Guide to Slovenia – 5 Things To Do While Visiting

Jirka 5. 9. 2017

Dude,this is the best city guide imaginable! It is my first time in Ljublana with my family and my board and this article was just the little gap between me and complete satsisfaction. Thank you for that. Keep up the good work❤️

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