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Last month, Vada Magazine was lucky enough to attend Pink Week 2015 in Slovenia. Pink Week is a luxury package holiday and celebration of equality in one designed for the LGBT market.
Showing off the very best of Slovenia, and in particular Ljubljana, Pink Week culminates each year in the fabulous Dragon’s Ball.
After causing some serious #troubsinljubs last year, we decided this year would be a relatively civilised affair. Yes, there’s be booze and food aplenty, but we’d at least try to show our best selves…
Ljubljana itself is a city of magnificent architecture and beautiful, friendly people. It feels cosmopolitan and has a rich history that even the most jaded tourist would find enthralling.
Of course, we were able to see much of Slovenia besides the capital – including the Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra, where we snapped this gorgeous antique car and got to check out the collection of automobiles owned by former president Tito.
Slovenia offers breathtaking views like this one, which capture the epic sense of the sublime the Romantic poets often wrote about on their tours of Europe. In the distance, you can see the Holy Hills of Slovenia.
The Dragon’s Ball was hosted in a former church-turned-museum. The venue was drenched in ivy on the outside, while the church tower itself played host to live music, a DJ and plenty of revelry.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time checking out the sights of Slovenia. The people were so welcoming, and both the food and wine was sumptuously decadent.
At the end of our trip, we were lucky enough to enjoy the outdoors of Lake Bled, with a relaxing glamping stay in wooden huts with an outdoor, stove-heated hot tub.
It seemed fitting that when we left we saw this unusually shaped wine bottle. It was perhaps the perfect way for Slovenia to say farewell!
More information on Ljubljana, Lake Bled and Brda will follow, so watch this space!
How to get there
Wizz Air flies three times per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) from London Luton with fares starting at £49.99 each way. Wizz Air is the only literally pink airline in Europe – and we think their planes look fabulous! Wizz Air travellers without hold luggage can skip the queues by checking-in online, allowing you to proceed straight to security.
Wizz Air, 10 years old this year, is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe. Travellers can save an additional 10 euros per flight by joining the Wizz Discount Club (annual fee: 29.99 euros). The Wizz Air Privilege Pass allows for unlimited priority boarding and a generous baggage allowance of a large cabin bag for free on every flight (annual fee: 99 euros). Extra leg room is also available.
Book at wizzair.com.