Subject: Accommodation and Travel in Slovenia
Hi Art and all Ziners, Here is Rok's response (IN BOLD) to your most recent post: Nice, eh? Ciao, Linda

DEAR ART, ALL ZINERS ARE FRIENDS OF LINDA AND DON. THAT MEANS, MY FRIENDS TOO. IT IS MAYBE WEIRD THAT SOME MANAGER OF SOME NATIONAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATES ON A PERSONAL BASIS, AND DOESN'T JUST PASS THE QUESTIONS FURTHER TO ONE OF HIS OR HER ASSISTANTS, BUT SLOVENIA IS SIMPLY A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. WHAT WE DO, WE DO WITH OUR HEARTS AND HEADS. DIFFICULT, YOU WILL SAY. BECAUSE, AS WE KNOW, THE COHABITATION OF THE TWO PRINCIPLES, RATIO AND EMOTIO, LOGIC AND PASSION, IS QUITE DIFFICULT TO REACH. IT'S LIKE YI JING (YIN - YANG)IN CHINESE WISDOM. NEVER IT IS TOTALLY BALANCED. BUT SLOVENIA HAS A GREAT PRIVILEGE AND HISTORICAL BURDEN AT THE SAME TIME, TO BE SITUATED IN THE HEART OF EUROPE, BETWEEN THE GREAT GERMANIC WORLD (AUSTRIA) - WHICH IS RATIONAL, LOGIC, BUSINESS ORIENTED, AND MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE - WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE LAID BACK, HAVE A SIESTA EVERY DAY, ARE PASSIONATE, LOVING, JEALOUS, ETC. WE - SLOVENIANS - ARE NOT IDEAL PEOPLE, BUT - AS MANY SMALL NATIONS - WE TEND TO BE MORE SENSITIVE, MORE PERSONAL, LOGIC AND RATIONAL ON ONE, BUT EMOTIONAL ON THE OTHER SIDE. JUST LIKE OUR LITTLE, BUT QUITE INCREDIBLE COUNTRY. A DIFFICULT-TO-BELIEVE VARIETY OF COUNTRYSIDE, HARMONY BETWEEN THE RICH CULTURE AND PAST AND MODERN BUSINESS BUILDINGS, STOCK EXCHANGE, CONGRESS CENTRES..... BUT, AGAIN, IT IS NOT ONLY A GREAT POTICA(TYPICAL SLOVENIAN PASTRY), IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE OUR LITTLE COUNTRY GREAT. CHECK OUT OUR HISTORY. http://www.matkurja.com/slo/country/history/index_500.html YOU WILL SEE THAT OUR ANCESTORS HAD A GREAT (PAGAN, THOUGH) STATE IN THE 7TH AND 9TH CENTURY, THEY WERE EVEN ELECTING THEIR DUKES, AND THAN LOST INDEPENDENCE. BUT THE NATION SURVIVED UNTIL 1991, WHEN WE AGAIN DECLARED INDEPENDENCE AND ACHIEVED IT - WITHOUT ANY KIND OF WAR!!! TODAY, A SLOVENIAN DIPLOMAT IS ONE OF TWO CLOSEST ASSISTANTS TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

WELL ........ SLOVENIA. WORTH TO VISIT. DIFFICULT TO FIND, DIFFICULT TO LEAVE, BUT EASY TO RETURN.

YOURS SINCERELY

ROK