Название: Maribor - In Your Pocket
Год / месяц: 2010
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While recent years have brought a significant influx of tourists to Slovenia, many foreign visitors don’t venture far beyond fairytale Ljubljana or picturesque Bled. But ask any Slovene not from Ljubljana which city they prefer, and invariably the answer will be Maribor. Not only is its name infinitely more pronounceable than the capital’s (seriously, not even Slovenes can agree on how Ljubljana should be pronounced), but more importantly it exemplifies everything that is wonderful about the country as a whole: genuinely warm and friendly people, a laid-back atmosphere and leisurely pace of life, rich history and tradition and, not least, an insatiable love of wine. As Maribor’s most famous librarian (and part-time poet) Janko Glazer once elegantly put it: “Where is there a town like ours? From all directions wine is pouring into our glasses!” Where indeed.