By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Koper, Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse, and culturally rich corner of the former Yugoslavia.
Slovenia touches Italy near Trieste, a border that has moved back and forth many times.
Slovenia and Croatia were the first new countries to emerge from the former Yugoslavia, on June 25, 1991.
Macedonia followed, although it wasn’t recognized for a few years. Bosnia and Herzogovinia, and Serbia and Montenegro began in 1992. Those last two countries had a sort-of-amicable divorce in 2006. And then Kosovo broke off from Serbia in 2008.
It’s all a bit confusing, but then again Yugoslavia was a cobbled-together country that never experienced cultural, ethnic, or religious unity.
A KOPER ALBUM
Slovenia has always been a crossroads of trade, culture, and conflict. It borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast, and Hungary to the northeast.
On this visit, I went with guests to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.
Please: let’s keep this amongst ourselves: Ljubljana is a gem, a bright and shiny and energetic place. Here are some photos from today:
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