Three years of Slovenian Girl Abroad

On 17th February three years ago my blog came to existence. To celebrate this special occasion I would like to get more personal with you and share with you answers to some of the questions asked by my fellow bloggers and readers over those past three years:

  • What inspired you to start your own blog?

After I moved to Switzerland, I mainly communicated in German and I’ve lost contact with English. I started to notice my written English was getting worse and worse. I needed practice and blog seemed to be a great tool for that. So, three years ago, I decided to give blogging a go and Slovenian Girl Abroad came to life. Continue reading

Second blogoversary of Slovenian Girl Abroad

17th February marks Slovenian Girl Abroad blog’s second anniversary – I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I started writing this blog! Thank every single of you for sticking around this long! I really do appreciate!

Since I usually don’t share a lot about my personal life, I thought I could make the exception for this special occasion and share with you some facts about myself. Here we go:

  1. My name Urška is Slovenian version of the name Ursula. It derives from the Latin word “ursa” meaning “she-bear”.
  2. I can communicate in four languages: Slovene, English, German and Serbian/Croatian (well, five, if you count Latin).
  3. The first time I’ve travelled by airplane was in 2005 when I flew with my family to Varna in Bulgaria.
  4. I still prefer reading print books over e-books.
  5. My favourite sports to watch are alpine skiing and ski jumping.
  6. Everybody has a guilty pleasure—for me, it has to be Eurovision Song Contest.
  7. I don’t eat fresh tomatoes, but I like dried tomatoes, tomato-based sauces and ketchup.
  8. I have missed only one flight in my life. The reason was the accident at the highway because of which we were stuck in a traffic jam for more than an hour.
  9. I do still save entry tickets and booklets from my travels.
  10. I used to hate hiking, but since moved to Switzerland it grew to my heart. Now, I love spending the weekends hiking in the Swiss mountains.

Thanks again to all those who follow along, like and comment on my blog.  Here’s to the next year!

Hello and welcome to the Slovenian Girl Abroad!

Who am I?

I’m twentysomething-year-old Historian/Cultural Heritage professional born and raised in Slovenia, who is currently living in Switzerland with boyfriend and two cats.

Why am I writing this blog?

I want to document and share my personal travel experiences, as well as to provide tips to other who would like to explore the places I’ve already visited.

Where I’ve been?

Up to date (February 2015): Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican