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Blog by Nada Brezec

Living in Slovenia

Living in Slovenia

Let me tell you why after all these years living abroad, my family decided to come back to Slovenia and why I want to raise my daughters where I grew up.

Even though it was such a blessing to live and study in the USA, travel throughout Russia, most of the Europe and living a year in a Rome, I found that little pleasures are the ones that will make us be best versions of ourselves. As my father often said to me, “it is the people and good times that will make you feel the city and not buildings”. After extensive thinking and trying to count my blessings, I found that opening sink and pouring clear water in my glass while living in city centre and overlooking green trees out of my window is one of the biggest blessings. Did you know that Slovenia is first state in the European Union that has

a right for water in Slovenian constitution? Thus it means that every Slovenian has a right to access and use drinking water and it is preventing commercialisation of the water resources. My daughter now walks by herself to public school that offers extraordinary education and is there served two hot meals a day. Slovenian schools have nutritionist that put together monthly menu and then meals are cooked fresh every day in school kitchens. What a blessing , that Slovenian families know their kids are safe and fed heathy meals in their schools.

Every major city in Slovenia has exceptional public transport, and marked bicycles routes, so when sun comes out, most of the people take bikes for traveling around the city. All these years in the USA, I missed bicycling so much. And I remember living in Indianapolis, I chose to walk to my University campus, since I lived near, i many times was lonely walking, since I barely saw any pedestrians. And walking places was my biggest wish while I lived in the USA. I missed walking.

These are just small pleasures besides living surrounded by my family and close friends. I will use this blog to help you first discover beauties of Slovenia and Slovenian products as well as give updates on interesting events going on in Slovenia. Blog will offer travelling suggestions for my favourite cities around the World, while writing about everyday challenges on different life topics. I invite you on board of this blog and lets have fun together!

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