For anyone who’s looking to find an exchange destination where 5 months is enough to make it feel like home, look no further than Maribor.
The city has beautiful hill and mountain views with various wine yards covering them. Drava river runs through the city and from the bridge you can overlook the view of orange-ish rooftops of the buildings.
For me the Balkan area was unknown so I was also eager to visit Slovenia’s neighbouring countries. The likes of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia etc. are within striking distance and I’m happy to say to have been able to visit them.
Whether you’re looking at magnificent views on the coast (Croatia, Montenegro) or visiting busy but relaxed streets in Sarajevo, you’re in for a treat.
You must be careful about the topics since it hasn’t been that long from the wars (some areas still remain tense), so it’s still fresh in many locals’ memory.
Pay a visit to Slovenia, have a shot of borovnicke, try some amazing Balkan food (meat based mainly) and walk around the hills and enjoy the views. I’m sure you’ll like it a lot just like I do.