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Slovenia's hidden gems

English, Cultural, 1 season, 79 episodes, 17 hours, 44 minutes
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We are introducing Slovenia’s most attractive tourist offers for visitors from abroad. In general, foreign visitors are mostly drawn to the most famous places, like the Lake Bled resort, Ljubljana castle, Postojna cave, the coastal town of Piran etc. But the project Slovenia’s hidden gems aims to remind our audiences of the many other excellent locations and experiences that are also a must, in order to get a deeper feel of the country’s rich traditions, including cuisine, culture and other unique and innovative (but secret) tourist attractions. Please give us your proposals for any unique location, service or tourist offer, that you would definitely share with foreign visitors to Slovenia. The best rated suggestions and ideas will then be tested by foreigners living, working or studying in Slovenia (members of our Radio Si International Club). They will then share their experiences with our audience in a show and on our Radio Si website www.sloveniashiddengems.si, introducing the excellent providers, too. At the end of the season, it will be time for all of you to vote among the 20 excellent finalists and pick three winners, who will receive the »Slovenia’s hidden gem 2018« award. On-Air: every other WED at 11:20; SAT, 00:20, SUN, 14:20 The show is prepared by Ksenija Samardžija Matul and Lidija Petković; sound engineer: Peter Kopše Pišec.
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2024 #6: Kostanjevica na Krki - Green, local, authentic

LETICIA & CAIO from Brazil were perfect scouts for testing a 2-day offer put together by the local TIC ''Kostanjevica na Krki - Green, local, authentic,'' as they managed to explore the old island town on foot. Plus, they used public transportation to get there, to minimize the environmental impact. Listen to the latest show introducing the rare gem of KOSTANJEVICA NA KRKI, a very unique old town located on an island, that remains unknown to many people who visit Slovenia.
7/24/202415 minutes, 41 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#5 - Overlanding for one day Ribnica

Slovenia's Hidden Gems#5 - Overlanding for one day Ribnica
7/10/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems - LOŠKA DOLINA 26.06.2024

We are introducing Slovenia’s most attractive tourist offers for visitors from abroad. In general, foreign visitors are mostly drawn to the most famous places, like the Lake Bled resort, Ljubljana castle, Postojna cave, the coastal town of Piran etc. But the project Slovenia’s hidden gems aims to remind our audiences of the many other excellent locations and experiences that are also a must, in order to get a deeper feel of the country’s rich traditions, including cuisine, culture and other unique and innovative (but secret) tourist attractions. Please give us your proposals for any unique location, service or tourist offer, that you would definitely share with foreign visitors to Slovenia. The best rated suggestions and ideas will then be tested by foreigners living, working or studying in Slovenia (members of our Radio Si International Club). They will then share their experiences with our audience in a show and on our Radio Si website www.sloveniashiddengems.si, introducing the excellent providers, too. At the end of the season, it will be time for all of you to vote among the 20 excellent finalists and pick three winners, who will receive the »Slovenia’s hidden gem 2018« award. On-Air: every other WED at 11:20; SAT, 00:20, SUN, 14:20 The show is prepared by Ksenija Samardžija Matul and Lidija Petković; sound engineer: Peter Kopše Pišec.
6/25/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sloveni'as Hidden Gems #3 - Meet, Feed and Cuddle Mini Donkeys, Alpacas and Llamas in Slovenske gorice

Sloveni'as Hidden Gems #3 - Meet, Feed and Cuddle Mini Donkeys, Alpacas and Llamas in Slovenske gorice
6/12/202414 minutes, 53 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #3 2024 - Meet, Feed and Cuddle Mini Donkeys, Alpacas and Llamas in Slovenske gorice

Slovenia's Hidden Gems #3 2024 - Meet, Feed and Cuddle Mini Donkeys, Alpacas and Llamas in Slovenske gorice
6/12/202414 minutes, 53 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2024 #2: Gmajt'než - A Trip to the Heart of Carinthian Homeliness

Colleen Leminski Toš from Canada & her Slovenian husband Marko together with their young daughter were sent to the idyllic northern region of Carinthia (Koroška). Our scouts got to test a 2-day offer "Gmajt'než" and go into "The Heart of Carinthian Homeliness"
5/29/202412 minutes, 52 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Discover the Astonishing UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija

Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Discover the Astonishing UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija
5/15/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#10 - Exploring the Kolpa River Valley

Slovenia's Hidden Gems#10 - Exploring the Kolpa River Valley
9/20/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #9 ''Retreat Through Aromatic Plants and Vineyard''

''Retreat Through Aromatic Plants and Vineyard'' is a 1-day tourist offer welcoming you to the magnificent Dragonja Valley in Slovenian Istria! Testing the offer, coordinated by the beautiful Bonistra estate in Krkavče/Šmarje pri Kopru, and exploring the enchanting valley mostly through their senses was a lovely couple EVGENIIA POPOVA from Russia and PAUL HELLER from US! It was a memorable day spent in the company of Jana Bergant of Bonistra, acclaimed facialist Sara Bičič of Sensitivity and Beauty & wine expert Karlo Kopjar of the Posestvo Brič estate.
9/6/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #7 Green Gourmet & Wellness Experience in Novo mesto

Looking for a vibrant cultural, relaxing, sports and culinary adventure? ''Green Gourmet & Wellness Experience in Novo mesto'', coordinated by Zavod Novo mesto, is a unique 2-day offer, which was tested by a US-Slovenian couple, HEIDI KOELLE and IGOR PUH. They got to visit the picturesque SE region of Dolenjsko, close to the border with Croatia. They were in for a real treat with a little bit of everything! IMPORTANT NOTE: This show was recorded before the devastating floods in Slovenia!
8/9/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#6- A mix of Culture & Gastronomy at Rajhenburg Castle

We are introducing Slovenia’s most attractive tourist offers for visitors from abroad. In general, foreign visitors are mostly drawn to the most famous places, like the Lake Bled resort, Ljubljana castle, Postojna cave, the coastal town of Piran etc. But the project Slovenia’s hidden gems aims to remind our audiences of the many other excellent locations and experiences that are also a must, in order to get a deeper feel of the country’s rich traditions, including cuisine, culture and other unique and innovative (but secret) tourist attractions. Please give us your proposals for any unique location, service or tourist offer, that you would definitely share with foreign visitors to Slovenia. The best rated suggestions and ideas will then be tested by foreigners living, working or studying in Slovenia (members of our Radio Si International Club). They will then share their experiences with our audience in a show and on our Radio Si website www.sloveniashiddengems.si, introducing the excellent providers, too. At the end of the season, it will be time for all of you to vote among the 20 excellent finalists and pick three winners, who will receive the »Slovenia’s hidden gem 2018« award. On-Air: every other WED at 11:20; SAT, 00:20, SUN, 14:20 The show is prepared by Ksenija Samardžija Matul and Lidija Petković; sound engineer: Peter Kopše Pišec.
7/24/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #8 - Rogaška Slatina – Spend your retreat with the best company

Slovenia's Hidden Gems #8 - Rogaška Slatina – Spend your retreat with the best company
7/23/202314 minutes, 32 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #5 Eye Popping Tour - an Adventure Tour of Most na Soči

TUNE IN to the introduction of the 1-day tourist offer coordinated by the Soča Valley Tourist Board, dubbed Eye Popping Tour – an Adventure Tour of Most na Soči. Our two scouts, Canadian DEREK ELLIOTT & his 9 year-old son PHINNEAS, had a chance to unravel the mysteries of the village's past, both visible and invisible, and awaken their senses through various activities.
7/12/202311 minutes, 10 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#4 - The Istrian Touch of Tradition

Slovenia's Hidden Gems#4 - The Istrian Touch of Tradition
6/28/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #3 Destination Jeruzalem Slovenia - The Holy Place

Testing a 2-day offer ''Destination Jeruzalem Slovenija – The Holy Place'', coordinated by Javni zavod za turizem, kulturo in šport Občine Ormož, were ABIGAIL from the Philippines and her Slovenian husband BLAŽ KAPUN. They visited Jeruzalem and Ormož with its hilly surroundings, known for its high-quality wines, among other things! Our scouting couple had quite a few stops to make during their visit to the area, in order to experience the real beauty this place has to offer!
6/14/202313 minutes, 42 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #2 - Escape from Murska Sobota

Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #2 - Escape from Murska Sobota
5/31/202313 minutes, 16 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2023 #1 The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama

Our first show of the 2023 SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS season takes us to the Postojna cave park! Taking us there will be TAAHIRA Ayoob from Singapore and PAOLA Villasuso from Spain, two friends who agreed to test a 2-day offer dubbed ''The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama'' for us there! Hotel Jama is not an ordinary hotel. It has some secret rooms, where unusual hotel activities took place in former Yugoslavia. Come and join us in discovering what was really going on in these rooms back in the day!
5/17/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS#9 The Dragon's Secret Tour of Ljubljana

Our last show of this season takes us to the Ljubljana marshes, the homeland of Ljubljana's most iconic inhabitant - the Ljubljana Dragon. Exploring its secrets was a lovely couple, HELENA KLAJNŠČEK (Slovenia/Italy) and SUMIT MAURYA (India), who had a lot of fun scouting the area as part of the 1-day tourist offer ''The Dragon's Secret Tour of Ljubljana'', coordinated by the Lifetime Experience agency. They have experienced an exciting adventure in pristine nature with a local guide and found peace that only heaven can give. Our scouts said the experience changed the way they felt about Ljubljana and its surroundings.
9/21/202213 minutes, 51 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #8 - Ravne na Koroškem-Flavours of the Count

Slovenia's Hidden Gems #8 - Ravne na Koroškem-Flavours of the Count
9/7/202212 minutes, 27 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS #7 TRAVEL THROUGH TIME IN PTUJ

Our next show takes us to the oldest Slovenian town of Ptuj and its picturesque surroundings. Testing a 2-day offer dubbed ''TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND EXPERIENCE THE TASTES OF PTUJ'' was a young US-Slovenian couple BRIZA Bohne and TONI Hočevar. Our scouts had a chance to enter the time and stories of the Counts of Herberstein. One of their many stops were also a ''living'' museum in Mestni vrh, called the Herberstein House, and a lovely castle cafe Huda Liza in Vurberk. TUNE IN to hear more about their incredibly rich, educational and fun experience.
8/24/202214 minutes, 44 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #6 - In the embrace of the mountains, discover the treasures of Kamnik and its countryside

Slovenia's Hidden Gems #6 - In the embrace of the mountains, discover the treasures of Kamnik and its countryside Dr. Gerald Hühner and Dr. Monica Hühner from Germany tested the two-day package - In the embrace of the mountains, discover the treasures of Kamnik and its countryside. Find out more about their trip in the show Slovenia's Hidden Gems on Radio SI.
8/10/202213 minutes, 7 seconds
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Slovenia's HIDDEN GEMS #5 Šmartno Culinary Adventure

***ŠMARTNO CULINARY ADVENTURE*** was a 1-day offer tested by RUTH Vanhoof & her mother ELLY Pelkmans from BELGIUM! Their day in the area of Šmartno pri Litiji in central Slovenia included a real beekeeper's breakfast, a walk through the town, a traditional dish at a local inn, a tour around a beautiful medieval castle known for hosting a famous Slovenian polyhistor and another delicious meal at the castle pub.TUNE IN to their experience and some of the providers of the offer, coordinated by the Javni zavod Bogenšperk, HERE!
7/13/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #4 - Noble Šoštanj

Slovenia's Hidden Gems #4 - Noble Šoštanj
6/29/202213 minutes, 22 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#3 Rock'n'roll of tastes in Maribor

Our 3rd show of this season took us to Maribor, Slovenia's 2nd largest city and its surroundings! The 2-day offer ''Rock’n’Roll of Tastes in Maribor'' took a lovely UK-Slovenian couple, EUAN WARDLE & KATJA OGRIS, on a very fun ride! They said they'd recommed the package to everyone who loves music, especially rock'n'roll, history, good food, wine, coffee and nature! The offer was coordinated by Visit Maribor (the Maribor Tourist board). Stara trta / World's Oldest Vine Fudo Poštna štiri-LeVino HI KO FI Pokrajinski muzej Maribor GT22 Restavracija MAK Posestvo SONČNI RAJ Nesting resort
6/15/202214 minutes, 37 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Unforgetable Day at Fonda Fish Farm

Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Unforgetable Day at Fonda Fish Farm
6/1/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Unforgetable Day at Fonda Fish Farm

Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Unforgetable Day at Fonda Fish Farm
6/1/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2022#1: By bike from fort to fort - Expedition into the past

SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS is back! Our first show of the new season takes us to the beautiful KARST region close to Italy! Experiencing a 2-day tourist package ''BY BIKE FROM FORT TO FORT - EXPEDITION INTO THE PAST'' coordinated by Območna razvojna agencija Krasa in Brkinov were two Radio Si SCOUTS, BLAS FERNANDEZ from Argentina and RENE RODRIGUEZ from Mexico, on e-bikes! TUNE IN to their experience and a short introduction about the very rich offer.
5/11/202213 minutes, 7 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden gems#10: The magic world of Idrijske Krnice

Idrija, the town in western Slovenia, is best known for the second largest mercury mine in the world, beautiful Idrija lace and traditional Idrija žlikrofi. It is less known for its beautiful and unspoiled nature. But Jordi from Barcelona and Andreja from Slovenia might change this, as Radio SI send them to test the last package for this year’s season of Slovenia’s Hidden Gems. Find out more about what they have to say about the two-day package - The magic world of Idrijske Krnice.
9/29/202112 minutes, 42 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021#9: Tufa spring in Jezersko

Andreas, Mira & their 2-year-old son Jorin are a lovely three-member family from Germany who were recently sent off to the beautiful northern region of JEZERSKO on the border with Austria. They were welcomed by the stunning views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and pristine nature and animals. The young family got to test an active getaway offer dubbed ''TUFA SPRING in JEZERSKO'', coordinated by the TIC Jezersko. TUNE IN to hear more about the offer and how much fun they had!
9/15/202113 minutes, 48 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems FINALIST#8: Wine stories of Radgonske gorice

Our latest show Slovenia’s Hidden Gemstakes you to the northeast of Slovenia at the Slovenian Austrian border to Gornja Radgona. Kasia and Uroš from Poland and Slovenia had the chance to test a tourist offer in Gornja Radgona the one-day package – Wine stories of Radgonske gorice. They enjoyed great food, wines and the beautiful landscape. Tune in and find out more.
9/8/202113 minutes, 53 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021#7 Discover the Land With Good People

'DISCOVER THE LAND WITH GOOD PEOPLE'' is a 2-day tourist offer that was tested by MAZ & TERRY RAYNER, a UK couple who were blown away from the entire experience. They visited the area of VELIKA POLANA in the NE region of Prekmurje! One of the landmarks they visited was also the homestead of the famous Slovenian writer MIŠKO KRANJEC, where they also stayed the night. TUNE IN to the show to hear more about it from them! We also talked to the main providers of the package, which was coordinated by the Municipality of Velika Polana in cooperation with the Miško Kranjec homestead, the Pomelaj cooperative and the Copek Mill!
8/25/202114 minutes, 8 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS#6 The Story of Mikul in Kostel

''The Story of Mikul in Kostel'' is a 2-day tourist offer that was tested by a Swedish-Slovenian family Gustavsson. Kostel is a geographically small but varied forested landscape along the Kolpa river on the southern border with Croatia. And who is Mikul? TUNE IN to find out more! The package was coordinated by the Association for Culture and Tourism Kostel in cooperation with the Kostel castle and the Rugole farm in Bosljiva Loka.
8/4/202114 minutes, 16 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021 #5 - Incredible Willys Jeep adventure

Our latest edition of Slovenia's Hidden gems takes you to western Slovenia, near the Italian border. Simone and Roy from the Netherlands had the pleasure to test a very special tourist offer in Tolmin and the surrounding area - a fascinating one-day experience with breath-taking views called - INCREDIBLE WILLYS JEEP ADVENTURE. Follow their adventures on Slovenia’s Hidden Gems.
7/21/202112 minutes, 54 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS 2021#4: Discovering Brkini with e-Bikes

Introducing a 1-day offer ''DISCOVERING BRKINI with e-BIKES'' will be a Canadian/UK couple, STEPHANIE & PATRICK. They were sent off to the beautiful Karst area of BRKINI! TUNE in to hear more about their experience from them & several providers of the tourist offer! In cooperation with the Homestead Belajevi in Kačiče, the Mythical park in Rodik, the Homestead at File's in Slope & the Homestead Linč in Rodik. More information about the offer: https://sloveniasbest.si/discovering-brkini-with-e-bikes/?lang=en More information about our scouts' experience: https://sloveniasbest.si/stephanie-and-patrick/?lang=en photo credit: Stephanie & Patrick
7/7/202114 minutes, 11 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021#3 - The untouched nature and beneficial energy of Dobrovnik.

Our scouts Dijana and Joao Pita Costa, a Slovenian/Portuguese couple and their two children travelled from Ljubljana to Dobrovnik near the Slovenian-Hungarian border to test the two-day package The untouched nature and beneficial energy of Dobrovnik. During their stay, they realized Dobrovnik offers a perfect combination of nature, sports, culture, and cuisine. Curious? Then don’t miss edition #3 of this year’s season Slovenia’s Hidden Gems.
6/23/202115 minutes, 56 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021#2 ''Experience Count Blagaj's Land''

Radio Si is again searching for excellent tourist offers and experiences – away from the crowded and well-known touristy places in Slovenia. Introducing a new 2-day offer ''Experience Count Blagaj's Land'' will be two friends from CROATIA & SERBIA, TAMARA Šmidlehner and JOVANA Bobić. They were sent off to the small town of POLHOV GRADEC and the village of ČRNI VRH. Their much-needed city break treated them with a lot of new and fun experience! TUNE in to hear about it from them! The package was coordinated by the Polhov Gradec Mansion in cooperation with Pr' Popr and Na Prosenov Farm.
6/9/202115 minutes, 45 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2021 #1 - Three different experiences in three castles

We are introducing Slovenia’s most attractive tourist offers for visitors from abroad. In general, foreign visitors are mostly drawn to the most famous places, like the Lake Bled resort, Ljubljana castle, Postojna cave, the coastal town of Piran etc. But the project Slovenia’s hidden gems aims to remind our audiences of the many other excellent locations and experiences that are also a must, in order to get a deeper feel of the country’s rich traditions, including cuisine, culture and other unique and innovative (but secret) tourist attractions. Please give us your proposals for any unique location, service or tourist offer, that you would definitely share with foreign visitors to Slovenia. The best rated suggestions and ideas will then be tested by foreigners living, working or studying in Slovenia (members of our Radio Si International Club). They will then share their experiences with our audience in a show and on our Radio Si website www.sloveniashiddengems.si, introducing the excellent providers, too. At the end of the season, it will be time for all of you to vote among the 20 excellent finalists and pick three winners, who will receive the »Slovenia’s hidden gem 2018« award. On-Air: every other WED at 11:20; SAT, 00:20, SUN, 14:20 The show is prepared by Ksenija Samardžija Matul and Lidija Petković; sound engineer: Peter Kopše Pišec.
5/26/202115 minutes, 38 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #10: Experience Ljutomer

Our last show of the season takes us to the Prlekija region in NE Slovenia. We sent an American-Canadian couple, NINA & ADAM, to spend 2 days there exploring a tourist offer dubbed ''EXPERIENCE LJUTOMER'', coordinated by the TIC Jeruzalem and Municipality of Ljutomer. The couple wandered between hills and vineyards discovering a number of hidden gems boasted by the region, from trying out local cuisine and learning about horses, bees and old tools to making their own popular Gibanica cakes and clay bowles. ON-AIR: Wed, 7 Oct, at 11:25! Re-broadcast: Sat 10, 00:25, Sun 11, 14:25 CHECK OUT all the tourist packages from SEASON 3 HERE (with all the pograme itineraries, phtographs and summaries of our scouts' experiences): https://sloveniasbest.si/slovenias-hidden-gems-finalists-2020/?lang=en
10/7/202014 minutes, 47 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#9 - A trip along the apple trail

Yumei from Singapore & Gregor Strnad from Slovenia were our RSI scouts this week. We sent them to the Kozjansko region to test the two-day package A trip along the apple trail. Yumei and Gregor enjoyed great food and the company of the local people and they slept like king and queen in a castle. If you want to find out more about their two-day stay in the Kozjansko region, then don't miss this week's edition of Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
9/23/202012 minutes, 54 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#8 - Explore the Wonders of Nature

Adam Bangay from Canada & Mateja Henigman from Canada/Australia/New Zealand/Slovenia were our RSI scouts sent to the green Karst region to test the two-day package Explore the Wonders of Nature. According to Adam and Mateja this region is truly a hidden gem of Slovenia and if you like to get off the beaten path and see lesser-known sights, this region is a must-do. So, don't miss the latest edition of Slovenia's Hidden Gems and tune in and find out what Adam and Mateja experienced during their trip to Explore the Wonders of Nature.
9/9/202014 minutes, 56 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #7: ''With Prekljauzn on Pohorje - From Puščava to Lovrenc lakes''

Our latest show takes us to the Pohorje mountain ridge, to a town called LOVRENC NA POHORJU. According to our South-African couple, FABIO DE DOMINICIS & LAURA CAETANO, the hospitality, generosity and kindness of the locals second to none. The couple says their two days of testing the offer ''With a Prekljauzn on Pohorje - From Puščava to Lovrenc lakes'', coordinated by the Lovrenc na Pohorju Tourist Association, was nothing short of amazing! TUNE IN to hear more about their fun adventures and enjoying the food & company of some of the locals! photo by Fabio & Laura
8/26/202013 minutes, 59 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS #6 ''Discover Brežice on horse and bike''

''We felt relaxed as we walked among the horses and felt safe as we participated in our very own Western movie with a Slovenian horse whisperer by our side.'' ...''So, in the end, we had to rush towards the farm where we’d spend the night. On our way over, the ex-pat was practicing a sincere Slovene apology: 'Oprostite ker sva pozna. Imela sva sedem hodov.' This is the best that a Belgian can utter'' ...these are the words from our Belgian-Slovenian couple, KEVIN DUCHEYNE & MANKICA KRANJEC, who tested a 2-day tourist offer ''DISCOVER BREŽICE ON HORSE AND BIKE''. However, horse-back riding and cycling wasn't the only experience they had while exploring this part of Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia, which they almost crossed. TUNE IN to hear more (WEDNESDAY, 12 Aug, at 11:25)! Read about our scouts' adventure & see some of the photos they took while visiting (SCOUT REPORT). More about the programe, coordinated by the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Youth Brežice, being introduced in the show: https://sloveniasbest.si/discover-brezice-on-horse-and-bike/?lang=en photo by Mankica Kranjec & Kevin Ducheyne (Boris Papac)
8/12/202014 minutes, 48 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #5 - Explore, feel, enjoy Rogla-Pohorje tourist destination

Our latest edition of Slovenia's Hidden Gems takes us to the north-eastern Rogla-Pohorje tourist destination. Jon and Nevenka Butterfield, were delighted to test the one-day package Explore, feel, enjoy Rogla-Pohorje tourist destination. The package offered historic sites, such as the Carthusian Monastery Žice, and the old Laundry in Oplotnica, good food, and a visit to the center Noordung in Vitanje. If you want to find out more about their day tune in on Wednesday, July 29th at 11:20 am and listen to Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
7/29/202013 minutes, 57 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #4 ''A Taste of Sevnica''

Our 4th show took us to the east-central part of Slovenia, to a town called Sevnica and a smaller one, called Šentjanž. The package was coordinated by the Assosiation for culture, sports, tourism and youth activities Sevnica. Scouting the area with its numerous flavors and tastes was a UK couple, Annette & Steve Loveland. Check out their photos and summary here: https://sloveniasbest.si/annette-and-steve/?lang=en On-air every two weeks (Wednesday), at 11:25. Rebroadcast: Sat, 00:20/Sun, 14:25
7/15/202013 minutes, 54 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems#3 - Lisjak Vintage Tour

Sona Shaji from India and Kevin Rodriguez from Colombia, our Radio SI scouts, were sent on the mission to test the ”Lisjak Gourmet Vintage Tour” offering an olive oil ‘training course’ mixed with a journey along the hidden corners of the coast with vintage vehicles. Find out more about their adventure on Wednesday July 1st at 11:20 am and listen to Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
7/1/202012 minutes, 41 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2020 Finalist #2 ''Feel & experience the forest of Kočevsko - wild but nice''

Our Spanish-Slovenian couple, FERNANDO & MANCA, was testing an offer coordinated by the Association for tourism and culture Kočevje dubbed ''Feel and experience the forest of Kočevsko – wild, but nice'' recently. What do spiders taste like? What kind of food can we survive on in the wilderness? Check out the project's website to check some photos from their trip and read a summy about it: www.sloveniashiddengems.si LISTEN TO THE SHOW (on-air: every other Wednesday, 11:20) to hear more! photos by: Manca & Fernando (Miha Ogorelec, guide)
6/17/202011 minutes, 52 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2020 Finalist #1 - A soldier’s story from the Isonzo Front

Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2020 Finalist #1 Slovenia's Hidden Gems is back! Season 3 has started and Radio SI is again searching for excellent tourist offers and experiences - away from the crowded and well-known tourist spots in Slovenia. Opening season 3 are our Radio SI Scouts Tim Konrath and Ana Pogačar. They visited Kobarid and tested the package: A soldier’s story from the Isonzo Front. Curious? Then tune in on Wednesday June 3rd at 11:20 am and listen to Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
6/3/202013 minutes, 20 seconds
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Spotlight- storm Ciara

Spotlight- storm Ciara
2/12/20202 minutes, 11 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #12 - Murska Sobota ''The Heart of Pomurje'' 18.9.2019

Welcome to the final show of Season 2! Joyitri Sarkar (India) & Andraž Karničnik (Slovenia) were two friends who were sent off to Murska Sobota in NE Slovenia to explore a 2-day tourist offer ''The Heart of Pomurje''. How did they spend their trip & what have they learned from this region and its people? The offer was coordinated by the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota and Expano Murska Sobota. READ more about their experience & check some of their photos HERE: https://najsmucisce.si/joyitri-sarkar/?lang=en MORE about the project and all the previous shows/finalists: www.sloveniashiddengems.si. FINAL VOTING for your faviourite offer/show will take place in October, so stay tuned! We will pick three winners on 13 November, at the final event.
9/18/201914 minutes, 36 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #11 Bike and hike around Nadiža river 04.09.2019

This year's season of Slovenia's Hidden Gems is slowly coming to an end. This time our Radio SI Scouts were Ana Lucia from Columbia, Milan from Slovenia and their two sons. They were happy to spend some quality family time testing the two-day package Bike and hike around Nadiža river. Find out more about their stay in Slovenia's westernmost village near the Italian border and tune in to Slovenia's Hidden Gems .
9/4/201913 minutes, 43 seconds
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SLOVENIA'S HIDDEN GEMS #10 - KOČEVJE ''Wilderness of Kočevski Rog'' 14.08.2019

''Explore, inspire & care!'' was the recap of the visit to Kočevski Rog by our two scouts, MANKICA KRANJEC (SLO) & her husband, KEVIN DUCHEYNE from Belgium. The couple tested a package coordinated by Nevenka Klun from Javni zavod za turizem in kulturo Kočevje What's it like to walk throught the virgin forest in the Brown Bear Kingdom and learn from it? Rebroadcast: Sat, Aug 17, 00:20 & Sun, Aug 18, 14:20. More about the offer: https://najsmucisce.si/wilderness-of-kocevski-rog/?lang=en Check out some of the photos taken by our two scouts and their guide PETRA DRAŠKOVIČ PELC and read more about their experience HERE: https://najsmucisce.si/wilderness-of-kocevski-rog-2/?lang=en
8/14/201915 minutes, 48 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems# 9 - Škofja Loka area experience 31.07.2019

Škofja Loka, north-west of Ljubljana, is one of the most authentic medieval towns in Slovenia. Simone and Wilma from the Netherlands took the opportunity to test the one-day package Škofja Loka Area Experience. Find out what they experienced and tune in to our latest edition of Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
7/31/201914 minutes, 6 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #8 - Kostanjevica na Krki ''The smallest town for the greatest experiences'' 17.07.2019

The latest Slovenia's Hidden Gems show takes us to KOSTANJEVICA NA KRKI, the only town on a river island in Slovenia! Sharing their experience with the place and the tourist package ''The smallest town for the greatest experiences'' will be a young 4-member family, Jean Wong (Hong Kong/US), her Slovenian husband Matevž Babnik and their two daughters, Luna and Kora. READ more about their experience & check some of their photos HERE: https://najsmucisce.si/jean-c-wong-and-matevz/?lang=en The offer was coordinated by the TIC Kostanjevica na Krki. TUNE IN on Wed, 17 Jul, at 11:20! Re-broadcast: 20 Jul, 00:20, 21 Jul, 14.20
7/17/201914 minutes, 58 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #7 - Green Adventures in Žalec and its Surroundings

Radio SI Scouts Jordi and Andreja, a Spanish-Slovene couple had one mission: to find out whether The Lower Savinja Valley - the world of hop-growing and brewing secrets - is a Hidden Gem. So, we sent them to test the one-day package Green Adventures in Žalec and its Surroundings. They loved it! Tune in to Slovenia's Hidden gems, if you want to find out what they experienced.
7/3/201913 minutes, 47 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems #6: Holiday Houses of Slovenian Istra

The Russian Serbian couple Maria Fedina and Rastko Veriš were very happy to test the two-day tourist package Holiday Houses of Slovenian Istra. And they had an unforgettable time in the surroundings of Koper, enjoying great food, nature and two days without stress. If you would like to find out more about their experience, then tune in to Slovenia’s Hidden Gems.
6/20/201913 minutes, 34 seconds
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SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMs 2019 FINALIST #5 - Experience the Pannonian world

''Experience the Pannonian World'' is a tourist package that was tested by this beautiful Bulgarian family of four recently, Teodor, his wife Daria, and their two children, Maxim and Alysa. Their first stop was in a small village of Tešanovci near the popular spa resort Moravske toplice in NE Slovenia, dubbed ''Panonnian village''. Learn more about their experience (On Air: Wednesday, 5 Jun, at 11:20) Read more about the offer, coordinated by the Pannonian village in Tešanovci near Moravske Toplice, HERE: https://najsmucisce.si/experience-pannonian-world/?lang=en
6/5/201913 minutes, 59 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2019 Finalist #4 Velenje Underground

Our Radio SI Scouts Denise and Jure Rejec tested the package Velenje Underground, a guided tour through the town of Velenje and culinary experience 160 meters underground. Curious? Then listen to our latest edition of Slovenia's Hidden Gems.
5/14/201912 minutes, 3 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2019 Finalist #3 - Pure Soča Adrenaline

Testing a 2-day tourist offer ''Pure Soča Adrenaline'' was a couple from South Africa, Sonja & Chris Van Der Merwe, who've had a really special time visiting the Soča valley despite the rainy weather, thanks to the Eco camp Koren Kobarid & Eco farm Žvanč. Why? TUNE IN! READ about their experience & check some of their photos HERE: https://najsmucisce.si/chris-and-sonja/?lang=en On-Air: Wednesday, 8 May, at 11:20am. Re-broadcast: 11 May, at 00:20; 12 May, at 14:20.
5/8/201915 minutes, 6 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2019 Finalist #2 - Trails of Fairy tales and Legends in Tržič

Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Trails of Fairy tales and Legends in Tržič It is time again for another edition of Slovenia’s Hidden Gems on Radio SI.Trixie Pacis and Luke Wilson from Canada were discovering the town of Tržič in northern Slovenia testing the two-day package Trails of Fairy tales and Legends in Tržič. If you want to find out more about what Trixie and Luke experienced, then tune in on Wednesday at 11:30 am and on Sunday at 2:30 pm.
4/14/201913 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems 2019 Finalist#1 - Relax in Podčetrtek

ORTENIA Eco Apartments in Podčetrtek have been recently discovered by our British scouts, ANNETTE & STEVE LOVELAND, our first scouts' couple of Season 2. Tune in to their story & all the providers (Ortenia Apartments, AMON Olimje restaurant and the Olimje Monastery) as part of the 2-day ''RELAX in PODČETRTEK'' package! More about the offer & the scouts' experience: https://najsmucisce.si/relax-in-podcetrtek/?lang=en https://najsmucisce.si/annette-and-steve-loveland/?lang=en On-Air: 10 Apr, 11:20 (rebroadcast; 13 Apr, 00:20, 14 Apr, 10:20)
4/10/201915 minutes, 44 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 18 - Getaway to the Red Planet

No, it's not an escape to Mars! Our two scouts, David Heredero Zorza from Spain and his Slovenian partner Monika Kralj, visited the Karst region famous for its red wine and soil. recently. A visit to the Bartolato stonemasonery in Pliskovica seemed to be the most special activity during their trip, since it was something they would never do on their own. The 2-day tourist offer ''A Getaway to the Red Planet'' they tested for us/you was coordinated by the TIC Sežana. Want to hear more? TUNE IN on Wed, 26 Sep, at 11:20!
9/26/201815 minutes, 29 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.17: Green Adventures in the Vipava Valley

Let us take you to the beautiful wine-region of the Vipava Valley. Mariano Cecowski from Argentina and Žiga Puternel from Slovenia were testing the two-day package Green Adventures in the Vipava Valley. As you can imagine this package included a lot of great food and a lot of wine. Want to find out more? Then listen to their experience this WEDNESDAY, 12th September, 11:20, only on Radio Si. REBROADCAST: Sat, 15th September, 00:20, and Sun, 16th September, 14:20.
9/12/201814 minutes, 57 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 16 - The Valley of Kolpa's Green Beauty

Deyana Ivanova (BUL) & her boy friend Roman Medved (SLO) recently became part of wild, unspoiled nature down by the warmest Slovenian river Kolpa. We sent them off to enjoy a weekend-getaway in the beautiful Bela Krajina region. Join them on air this Wed, 29 Aug, at 11:20 to hear more about their experience! This offer was coordinated by Kolpa adventures - Tine & co. The show was recorded and prepared by Lidija Petković and edited by Peter Kopše Pišec.
8/29/201811 minutes, 48 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 15 - Among the Herdsmen on Velika Planina

Two retired Geography teachers from the UK currently living in Goričko (NE Slovenia) said they experienced heaven recently... AYESHA Christmas and JOHN Burn were sent off to the beautiful karst mountain plateau Velika planina to try out a very unique tourist offer there. According to them, the entire place is ''a kind of living museum''. On-Air: On WED, Aug 15, we're going to take you to another SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEM at 11:20! More about their experience: http://izbor.rtvslo.si/ayesha-and-john/?lang=en The offer's coordinator: Zavod za turizem, šport in kulturo Kamnik Visit www.sloveniashiddengems.si to find out more about our finalists and suggestions.
8/15/201814 minutes, 58 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.14 - Herbal Glamping in Ljubno ob Savinji

Slovenia's Hidden Gems - Herbal Glamping in Ljubno ob Savinji
8/1/201814 minutes, 27 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 13 - Adventure in Idrija

SLOVENIA's HIDDEN GEMS no. 13 takes us to the western mining and lace town of Idrija! Daughter Andrea and Mary Jadrzyk from Canada have tried out a tourist offer ''Adventure in Idrija'' (coordinated by Petra Žitnik of the Hudournik Association) for us. There they learnt a tremendous amount of history, enjoyed excellent traditional cuisine and nature and made several friends. Their experience in short: ''It was here that we saw how life above and below ground differed - like day and night.'' Meeting them and recording their story was Lidija Petković. Edited by Andrej Korelič.
7/18/201814 minutes, 14 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.12 - Hidden treasures of Slovenj Gradec and Mislinja Valley

Slovenj Gradec in northern Slovenia with its old medieval city centre offers a genuine experience of cultural and historical heritage. Alison and William Cornelly from the UK together with their two grandchildren Ruby and Rene were our Radio SI Scouts testing what the tourist package Hidden treasures of Slovenj Gradec and Mislinja Valley has to offer. And they were delighted. Listen to their experience this WEDNESDAY, 4th July, 11:20, only on Radio Si. REBROADCAST: Sat, 7th July, 00:20, and Sun, 8th July, 14:20.
7/4/201813 minutes, 46 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 11 - The Brown Bear Kingdom in Loška Valley

Our latest tourist package is ''The Brown Bear Kingdom'' in Loška Valley in southern Slovenia. Testing the 1-day offer were Peter Davey from the UK and his Slovenian partner Milan Šelj. Even though they live in the Karst region closer to the coast, they have never explored the “Green Karst” before. Have they encountered a bear at the end of the day? Tune in on Wednesday, Jun 20, at 11:20 to find out more about their unforgetable experience. Coordinating the introduced package was Romana Nared from the Lož Tourist Information Centre. This show was prepared and recorded by Lidija Petković, and edited by Peter Kopše Pišec.
6/20/201814 minutes, 45 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.10 - Mediterranean flavours of Slovenian Istra

Testing the tourist package Mediterranean flavours of Slovenian Istria were Edwin Muñoz from Columbia, Nina Muñoz from Slovenia and their eight- month old son Matic. They experienced a lot of great food, learned about wines and they learned about the salt-making tradition in Strunjan. Want to find out more? Then listen to their experience this WEDNESDAY, 6th June, 11:20, only on Radio Si. REBROADCAST: Sat, 9th June, 00:20, and Sun, 10th June, 14:20.
6/6/201811 minutes, 19 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.9 - Exploring Tolmin and the remnants of the Isonzo front

We had two young girl friends from the Czech Republic testing a tourist offer in NW town of Tolmin and its surroundings. Zdenka Kohoutkova and Gabriela Kalčikova spent a day cycling, rafting, learning about history and enjoying the local cuisine. But one activity in particular made them fall in love with this place forever, white water rafting onthe famous Soča river. Joining them was also Lidija Petković. Coordinating the offer for us was Borut Nikolaš of Maya team d.o.o.
5/23/201812 minutes, 16 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems No.8 - Adventures of the geopark Karavanke

Testing the tourist package Underground adventures in geopark Karavanke as well as enjoying the natural features of the region were Catherine Nakato from Uganda and Gregor Strehovec from Ljubljana. Catherine and Gregor also learned a lot about the mining history of Mežica and the traditions of Črna na Koroškem. Curious? Listen to their experience this WEDNESDAY, 9th May, 11:20, only on Radio Si. REBROADCAST: Sat, 12th May, 00:20, and Sun, 13th May, 14:20.
5/9/201812 minutes, 39 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 7 - Delights of Count Blagaj’s land

In the green surroundings of Ljubljana and Polhov Gradec, unique local stories are joined into a bundle of culinary delights. Testing the package Delights of Count Blagaj’s land, were Colin Hayes and Diane Hughes from the UK. Listen to their experience this WEDNESDAY, 25th Apr, 11:20, only on Radio Si. REBROADCAST: Sat, 28th Apr, 00:20, and Sun, 29th Apr, 14:20.
4/25/201811 minutes, 52 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 6 - Hard Coal & Fragile Glass in Zasavje

Slovenia's central Zasavje region certainly can take you back in time, but also back to the future, thanks to a neat package offer, dubbed ''Hard Coal & Fragile Glass''. Testing it for the latest SLOVENIA'S HIDDEN GEMS show was a Canadian couple, Michelle Gadpaille and Victor Kennedy, who seemed to have been very amused from beginning to end. They talked to Lidija Petković More about the package offer, their experience & the SHG project: http://izbor.rtvslo.si/__trashed-2-2-2-2/?lang=en The offer was coordinated by Zavod za kulturo Delavski dom Trbovlje.
4/11/201812 minutes, 56 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems No. 5 Exploring the history, scenery and taste of Brežice

This time, our show Slovenia's Hidden Gems takes us to Brežice and its surrounding area »Exploring the history, scenery and taste of Brežice«. Bart Hendrickx and Benny De Kimpe, two friends from Belgium, were happy to evaluate this tourist package. On air: WEDNESDAY, 28th March, 11:20.
3/27/201813 minutes, 53 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.4 - Winter Weekend in Jezersko

This time, Slovenia's Hidden Gems reports about the ''Winter Weekend in Jezersko''. Trying this tourist offer for us was a Macedonian couple, Elena and Darko Stojanovski, who went there together with their lovely daughter Georgina. Joining them on the spot on Day 2 was Lidija Petković. Coordinated by TD Jezersko.
3/14/201811 minutes, 15 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no.3 - Tastes of Pohorje

Eva and Rok are a young Spanish-Slovenian couple who were picked out to test a tourist offer, dubbed ''Tastes of Pohorje''. They were sent off to Muta and Tinjska Gora, each on its side of the Pohorje mountain range. They shared their story with Lidija Petković. This particular offer was coordinated by Lena Klinar from Gora pod lipo and Helena Kresnik Pažek from Koroška hiša. Visit and vote for your favourite finalist: www.sloveniashiddengems.si vir fotografije: Eva & Rok
2/28/201811 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slovenias hidden gems No.2 - Gourmet over Mura

It is time again for our new show on Radio Si, ''Slovenia’s Hidden Gems'', about possibly overlooked, but yet impressive places to visit. This week's Radio Si scouts Spike and Karen from the UK had a chance to test a very special tourist offer in the Prekmurje region – Gourmet Over Mura. Ksenija Samardžija Matul talked to the couple and to one of the providers. Tune in on WED, 14th Feb, at 11:20, to hear more about their experience and about the package itself. Reprisal: SAT, 17th Feb, 00:20, SUN, 18th Feb, 14:20.
2/15/201810 minutes, 24 seconds
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Slovenia's Hidden Gems no. 1 - Laško Craft Beer Experience

Our first Radio Si scouting couple, Mr & Mrs Metz, had a chance to test a promotional tourist offer in the small spa town of Laško - Laško Craft Beer Experience. The couple and several local providers met up with Radio Si's Lidija Petković. The offer was coordinated by Metka mavri from TIC Laško.
2/1/201819 minutes, 49 seconds
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