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Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe and enjoys an enviable geographical position between the majestic Alps and the Mediterranean. A country with spectacular mountains, lush forests and a small coastline, Slovenia also has a great political and economic stability.
After the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War II, Slovenia became part of the new “Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes’ in 1918 (which in 1929 received the name” Yugoslavia “). In 1941, when the Axis divided Yugoslavia, the territory of Slovenia was divided between Germany, Italy and Hungary. The Yugoslav Communist Party, led by Slavic leader Josip Broz Tito, took over the local resistance movement was born among the non-communist nationalists.
In 1945, General Tito established the Socialist Yugoslavia, a federation of six republics comprising Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia. After his death in 1980, the political and economic situation of Yugoslavia degenerated, which ten years later led to the fall of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The first demand for Slovenian independence was held in 1987. Slovenia was the first republic to distance themselves and gain independence in a relatively peaceful in 1991. In January 1992 he received recognition from the international community. It was always the most prosperous of the former Yugoslavia and the transition from a socialist to a market economy discoursed much more easily than their neighbors.
In fact, he was the first former Yugoslav republic to join the European Union. Ljubljana is the starting point for a wide range of excursions. Located in the heart of Slovenia, along the river banks Ljubljanca, the capital is two hours away from the borders and a splendid old town houses.
The Troll Fjord is one of the wonders of Europe (if we speak of landscapes) which is situated between the islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen islands in Norway within the Arctic Circle. Fjord is a 2 km long, with a narrow entrance, surrounded by mountains with large steep rock walls (where its name comes from Norse mythology).
If you take the express from the coast or the coast (Hurtigruten) can do it in a north (Bergen-Kirkenes) or south (Kirkenes-Bergen). In the latter case it enters the Trollfjord day, and in the first case is done at night, (although the midnight sun seems to be of day).
- The Coast Express is not really a cruise boat is a regular service which sails under the flag of the postal service. Hurtigruten is the designation of the line of ships standard letters of Norway, which connects parts of the Norwegian coast along over 2,700 km since 1893. Today the ships present are mixed use and serve as both cargo ships, passenger ships between cities and pleasure cruise boats between the towns of Bergen and Kirkenes, travel to complete in six days and a half.
- The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon observable north of the Arctic Circle, which is that the sun is visible 24 hours a day in the near future to the summer solstice. The number of days per year with midnight sun is higher the closer you are to the pole.
I leave you a video of when we entered the Troll Fjord night, around 1 am (if I remember correctly). Note that practically it is day.