Slovenia Travel Guide
A few days before Britain released a batch of UFO files, a mysterious object was seen over the skies of Ajdovčina, Slovenia. Our Slovene isn't too good, but in-the-know blog Piran Café summarizes what this news anchor has to say:
The person who sent this video footage to POP TV of the October 14 sighting also reported electrical and mobile phone power outages in the western city of Ajdovčina and nearby villages. In this report the anchor said the reports couldn't be confirmed.
The footage does seem a little suspicious, leading us to think it's a hoax, but, hey, that's why they call them "unidentified flying objects."
· UFO Spotted in Western Slovenia [Piran Café]
· British UFO Archives Giving Conspiracy Tourists New Itineraries [Jaunted]
Traveling somewhere green makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, so we were quite excited to read the UK Times shortlist of the best Green Spaces 2008. The first of two nominations for the best open space in Europe went to Slovenia's Lake Bled, a place we'd like to officially add to our wanna-go-there list.
Lake Bled, despite the unfortunate name, is not blood red or even ugly at all: It's a clear, picturesque glacial lake in the Julian Alps, in the north-west corner of Slovenia--that's heading towards Austria. With a church on an island in the middle of it (often used for weddings, if you're looking to elope) and a medieval castle on one shore, it's not only green but snap-happy beautiful too.
And if you want a more strenuous vacation, then Lake Bled is also extremely popular with rowers. The World Rowing Championships have already been held there three times, and they're gearing up for the fourth one in 2011. Good on you, Lake Bled, we say.