Gay Ljubljana – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , July 26th, 2019

Gay Ljubljana - The Globetrotter Guys

Slovenia has blown us away! You have to add it to your gay travel list straight away!

We arrived in Slovenia as part of Pink Week. This was a 4 day tour of Slovenia in a gay friendly environment organised by gay owned travel company Luxury Slovenia and supported by the tourism board.

Slovenia is perhaps one of the most beautiful, scenic and green countries we have ever visited. Whilst most people will have heard about its neighbours, Austria, Italy and Croatia, we felt that Slovenia was less well known and deserves more attention!

Not only that, but as a gay couple, we felt very welcome and safe in Slovenia. We barely gave being a gay couple here a second thought; and that is a good thing!

In fact, it is stated on the tourism boards website: ‘’Slovenia, especially Ljubljana, is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, you are welcome here. All the services provided by Slovenia to its guests are also available to you.’’

So let’s see what gay Slovenia and its capital city, gay Ljubljana, has to offer!

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Gay Slovenia – Gay Star News

Author: , February 18th, 2018

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What do you know about Slovenia? If your only answer is ‘Isn’t that where Melania Trump was born?’ then it’s time to pay this stunning land a visit. Indeed, it may be one of Europe’s smallest countries, with a pint-sized population of 2.06 million and an area mass 20,273 km². (To put that into perspective, Germany has an area mass of 357,376 km2 and a population of 82.67 million). But Slovenia boasts a range of touristic credentials akin to countries that are far, far bigger.

It has the mountainous natural beauty of Austria and Switzerland, and a short stretch of pristine coast to rival Italy and Croatia. Meanwhile the capital, Ljubljana, is as clean, functional and cultural as any in Scandinavia. Best of all, you can enjoy the best of all three without being stuck in cars and coaches for hours on end. Here’s our guide to making the most of this immensely LGBTI-friendly country – which legalized homosexuality in 1977 and introduced civil unions in 2006 – in a long weekend.

Lake Bled

Lake Bled, in the medieval town of Bled, is probably Slovenia at its most iconic. A 30-minute drive from Ljubljana International Airport and 47 minutes from the city proper is a scene so idyllic, it could have inspired fairytales. In the center of the lake and surrounded by greenish-blue water stands a small island, home to the 17th century Church of Mary the Queen. (Also known as the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary.)

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My Best Meals in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Author: , August 3rd, 2014

Llubljana, SloveniaI’ve already waxed poetic about Ljubljana’s cool culture and the gay-friendliness of the city, but I haven’t shared about one of the city’s most surprising aspects for me: the food. Living in Germany, my taste buds have perhaps acclimated to a less-than-stellar cuisine, so when I travel I’m always eager to sample local cuisine. In Ljubljana I was lucky to be there during their first Taste Ljubljana event — the launch of a cookbook of local foods and an evening market with different food vendors providing free food samples.

I also had the good fortune of meeting up with the guys from Luxury Slovenia who provided me with countless food recommendations — as well as a special behind-the-scenes peek into one of Ljubljana’s most popular restaurants.

What were my favorite foods in Ljubljana? Well, to be honest–I didn’t have a bad meal in the city. But there were a few stand-outs.

Every local Ljubljana resident (Ljubljanians?!) I met recommended the weekly Friday market, Odprta Kuhna. Even when I wasn’t asking for food recommendations, they’d still find a way to suggest it. Every Friday afternoon the market square turns into a maze of street food vendors.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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The Creative Side of Ljubljana

Author: , July 17th, 2014

Street Art LjubljanaWhen in Ljubljana the other weekend, among the many surprising things I discovered about the city was the fact that the city is home to more than a few abandoned spaces and plenty of street art and graffiti.

The Metelkova district, a former army barracks and art squat, has been a popular destination for street artists since it was taken over by artists in the ’90s. These days, Metelkova is home to Ljubljana’s most unique hostel (a former prison!) and the city’s best nightlife–and still plenty of squatters and artists in the mix, too.

Another popular place in Ljubljana where you can find not just street art, but other art events and creative undertakings, is at the former bike factory Rog. The former factory once produced Yugoslavia’s most popular bicycle, the Rog “pony.” Since 2006, the factory has been turned into a public art space and cultural center. The center isn’t in the best condition, though, as it’s still very much an abandoned space. So exploring this area should be done with caution (as a sign at the entrance rather ominously points out).

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Is Ljubljana, Slovenia the New Berlin?

Author: , July 15th, 2014

Ljubljana, Slovenia - Adam GroffmanWhen I told a few of my Berliner friends that I was visiting Ljubljana, I got a mixed response. Some thought it interesting; others were curious how or why I would’ve decided to travel there. But those friends who had visited Ljubljana before — they knew what was up. And they had nothing but excitement for my trip.

You see, it seems Ljubljana is one of those hidden secrets of Europe. It’s one of those cities most people probably miss out on during a Eurotrip and, in fact, it’s one of those cities where you often here, “What country is that in, again?” Well, Ljubljana is in Slovenia and after spending four nights there, I’ve got nothing but praise for this little capital.

Slovenia is one of the world’s newest countries, only gaining independence in 1991. But Ljubljana’s history goes much further. With its location on the edge of Italy, and nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps – the city has long been conveniently placed for many of Europe’s most notorious conquerers.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Slovenia Celebrates its First Pink Week in May

Author: , April 16th, 2014

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from Google News

With gay weddings abound, gay honeymoons are sure to follow and Slovenia is amongst one of the most sought after places to visit on your honeymoon, thanks to its incredible strives towards full equality and safety for LGBT travellers.

Slovenian luxury inbound operator – Imperial Luxury Travel Solutions has seized the moment with a tourist package targeting gay and lesbian couples called PinkWeek.eu, which was successfully launched recently in London and Berlin (ITB 2014).

According to Imperial Luxury Travel it should come as no surprise that Slovenia was named among the top wedding and honeymoon destinations, as the LGBT tourist offer has been carefully prepared for last couple of years. Imperial Luxury Travel specialise in the luxury high-end segment of the market and has extended their offer tailored for the growing LGBT sector.

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Slovenia for Your Gay Honeymoon?

Author: , March 31st, 2014

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As the rainbow flag is raised over Whitehall this weekend to mark the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies, English and Welsh gay couples are set to tie the knot from Saturday. And with the arrival of gay marriage, attention now turns to the best locations for newlywed gay couples.

In the latest edition of the leading gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Slovenia was included among its 25 of the best and most exciting most romantic honeymoon destinations, while capital Ljubljana was named as one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.

Slovenian luxury inbound operator – Imperial Luxury Travel Solutions has seized the moment with a tourist package targeting gay and lesbian couples calledPinkWeek.eu, which was successfully launched recently in London and Berlin (ITB 2014).

According to Imperial Luxury Travel it should come as no surprise that Slovenia was named among the top wedding and honeymoon destinations, as the LGBT tourist offer has been carefully prepared for last couple of years. Imperial Luxury Travel specialise in the luxury high-end segment of the market and has extended their offer tailored for the growing LGBT sector

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Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia

Author: , December 12th, 2013

Daniele Guido Gessa - Ljubljana, SloveniaThe worst thing about Ljubljana is not having enough time to enjoy its buzzing nightlife. Welcome to Slovenia’s biggest city, made to the measure of man but still a European capital, offering friendliness and a uniqueness of its own.

I went to Ljubljana (pronounced Loob-lee-ah-na) in November. Being a country with a strong wine culture, the start of autumn is the right season to try some sparkling wine in a sparkling city.

Saint Martin’s Day, for example, is one of the biggest festivities in the city. Thousands of people gather to the city center, paying some euros for a wine glass they can refill several times.

Authored By Daniele Guido Gessa – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Traveling in Eastern Europe – Slovenia

Author: , June 14th, 2013

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from Google News

I had a very busy first day in Slovenia this week on the second stop of my LGBT human rights/cultural exchange mission for the US State Department. In Ljubljana, the country’s lovely capital city, I was met by Mitja Blazik, one of Slovenia’s most important LGBT activists, who served as my tour guide.

He first took me to see Metelkova City – a kind of alternative city within the city of Ljubljana which was once the army barracks of the Yugoslavian army. After the revolution of 1991, the artists and intellectuals and LGBT community began to squat there and claim it for their own. The city council secretly planned to tear it down and put up a business center but the squatters refused to leave even after the city turned off the electricity and water.

There was a year’s stand-off before the city gave in and it now houses art studios and political NGOs and theatrical companies and alternative nightclubs. On the weekends the grounds are packed with young artistic people and those who feel at home with them.

Kevin Sessums is dot429’s new editorial director, and is blogging about his experiences while traveling in Eastern Europe on behalf of the US State Department this month as part of an LGBT human rights/cultural exchange mission.

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Slovenia’s Alpine Lakes

Author: , January 12th, 2013

Slovenia - Alpine LakesI often declare my love for the tiny European country of Slovenia, in particular its small size, which makes it easy to see the highlights of the former Yugoslavian territory in just a few days. One of my very favorite Slovenia day trips is to a pair of lakes called Bled and Bohinj, located in the foothills of the Julian Alps just a couple hours outside of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana.

With electric blue waters, light crowds and incredible mountain scenery, lakes Bled and Bohinj are among the best places for relaxation in Europe, whether you head there for camping, family holidays or simply to chill out amid nature. The best part? I’m going to give you a picture-perfect preview of them right now!

The scene that greets you when you arrive at Lake Bled is almost indescribably bucolic

Authored By Robert Schrader – See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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