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PHOTO: Medieval Town of Piran, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Medieval town of Piran, Slovenia, located on the Adriatic Sea. The well-preserved town walls seen atop the hill were constructed to protect against Ottoman invasions.

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PHOTO: Tartini Square in Piran, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Tartini Square in the coastal town of Piran, Slovenia, was named for its most famous citizen, violinist Giuseppe Tartini. A bronze statue of the musician can be seen at left.

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PHOTO: Cobblestone Streets of Piran, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Cobblestone streets of Piran, Slovenia by night. The lanes are so narrow that special mini trucks are employed to move goods around and collect the trash.

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Slovenia Tourism – Not Ready for the Big Time

I explained why I don’t like living in the U.S. anymore to the manager of Hostel Val in Piran: the work, work, work; money, money, money; buy, buy, buy mentality that has become so pervasive in American culture. She reflected on my comment for a moment before replying, “But it is becoming the…

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PHOTO: Lake Bled in Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: View from Bled Castle over Lake Bled, Slovenia, home to tiny Bled Island, a destination for pilgrims visiting a church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

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PHOTO: Waterfall in Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Waterfalls big and small, aquamarine rapids, and tortured rock formations create stunning scenery in Vintgar Gorge, near Lake Bled, Slovenia.

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