Slovenska Bistrica Makes for Good Times

It’s most likely not an area in Slovenia that not a lot of folks have heard of. I was there last year and partied a bit with some distant cousins. The weather wasn’t too welcoming, so drinking was a high priority. But upon this return visit, I saw a bit more of the area and it confirmed as I suspected last year, that’s it a really great place.
Yes, it’s rural life. It’s far from beaches and the only form of tourism that might grow more there is agritourism. But even that probably won’t boom, since it’s a place that a lot of people simply live and work the land, leading pretty normal lives that are relatively stress free. When staying there, you can’t help but be pulled in to this as well and as long as you go willingly, life is good. This type of life is not for everyone though and if you need the buzz of the city, then stay away from places like Slov. Bistrica. Even still, if you can find a better way of life than making a salad from lettuce and tomatoes fresh-picked from the garden as you’re making it, I would be shocked.
My only fear is that places like this in Slovenia are going to become bedroom communities for those working in Ljubljana. I think anyone could understand the allure. Work in the “big” city (Ljubljana is only 200,000 people or so) and then stay in the nice quite life. It’s pretty ideal, the only problem is traffic. I know it well, because I did this and a great many people in the California do this currently. There is no good way to avoid this, but I’m hoping that those in Europe who are starting up this lifestyle find some way to balance it or work around it that’s a lot healthier than how people in the US deal with it…
Slovenska Bistrica Makes for Good Times