Posted on Sep 11, 2018
President Peter Hynes welcomed Dan to the podium to tell us about his recent trip “home” to Slovenia.

Dan then educated us on Slovenia.

Slovenia is situated between Austria, Hungry, Italy and Croatia.
Only 146 Km north south and 248 Km east west.
Speeds car travel are in the vicinity of 145 KPH or even higher 50Kph in built up areas.
Population of 2 Million with another half million outside Slovenia.
Home to the oldest grape vine at 400 years old. (Ed: ”I want to drink that wine!” ).
The ability to Ski and Swim on the same day (in May).
Only 46 Kms of coast line.
Had a 10 day war at the end of the iron curtain era in about 1992.
The euro is the countries currency.
Beautiful in every way. Trees, Valleys, Rivers, Bridges, Villages, Lakes, Churches and of course
people.
Bled Lake and Soca River also beautiful.
The churches have many parishioners and they are the centre of community life.
Farming is Cattle and cropping. Animals are in sheds and mostly not seen out and about Castles, lots of castles.
Check this one Predjama Castle it has a large cave system or this list of Castles in Slovenia Lipica Stud Farm is very impressive Click here.
A country of Villages and forests and Valleys and Food and Wine and Beer and Relatives and Friends and Family and if Dan was allowed he may have talked all night about his Slovenia.
Thanks Dan
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