I’m especially excited about visiting Slovenia next year when I’m backpacking through Europe. For some unexplainable reason I’m really drawn to this tiny European nation. Maybe because it borders Italy, where all my ancestors are from? Or because I just keep reading such great things about it. So I’ve started to gather bookmarks, links and blogs to learn more. My favorite resource so far is Michael Manske’s blog, The Glory of Carniola. Michael has lived in Slovenia since 2001 and provides daily glimpses of life in Slovenia on his blog. He just wrote a short piece for the San Diego Reader that tells more about his background, plus sheds light on the never-ending confusion between Slovenia and Slovakia. Great place to learn more and fun to read along.