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Slo in love with you

DANIELLE MUSTARDE DISCOVERS AN ALTERNATIVE EUROPEAN GETAWAY
PHOTOS DANIELLE MUSTARDE, DAVID OPPEDISANO

Sitting snugly between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, the small Slavic nation of Slovenia is, simply put, beautiful. And, in terms of LGBT rights, the country is an increasingly progressive one. I travelled out there for queer initiative, Pink Week, and found gorgeous nature, a charming capital city and a modest but thriving lesbian community.

BREATHTAKING BEAUTY IN BOHINJ

I fly into the capital city of Ljubljana, (pronounced lyoo-BLYAH-nah). With a population of just two million, this isn’t a busy capital when compared to neighbouring Venice, Vienna and Budapest, and it’s nice to find it isn’t overcrowded with tourists. Knowing I will return to explore the capital more thoroughly in a few days time, I leave for my first port of call: the beautiful municipality of Bohinj. Situated a 45-minute drive from Ljubljana, in Northwestern Slovenia, it is a land of towering Alpine peaks and lush green meadows. Here I stay in the wooden-clad Bohinj ECO Hotel (bohinjeco- hotel.si), a Green Globe certified hotel, hot on sustainability while still offering a luxurious stay.

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