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"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Now, Mark, are we <Speech_Male> going to find <Speech_Male> an article <Speech_Male> on your website <Speech_Male> about this or where are we going to <Speech_Male> find your writings on this? <Speech_Male> Yes, <Speech_Male> these articles will be published <Speech_Male> on the web <Speech_Male> through Lonely Planet <Speech_Male> because I was working from <Speech_Male> with Lonely <Speech_Male> Planet for the articles. And <Speech_Male> they haven't published them <Speech_Male> yet. So <Speech_Male> as we're recording in <Speech_Male> early August. <Speech_Male> So I suspect <Speech_Male> that they should be <Speech_Male> available online <Speech_Male> undermined <Speech_Male> just Google lonely <Speech_Male> planned Slovenia and <Speech_Male> my name and you'll find those <Speech_Male> articles in a couple of <Speech_Male> weeks within. <Speech_Male> But then once they <Speech_Male> go live on the web, <Speech_Male> then I will then <Speech_Male> put them on my own <Speech_Male> website too. I <Speech_Male> don't want to put them on my <Speech_Male> website for sure. <Speech_Male> They put them on the <Speech_Male> web. And if you tell <Speech_Male> me when they're up, I'll link <Speech_Male> to them from the show notes <Speech_Male> here. I <Speech_Male> will. I'll send you <Speech_Male> I'll send you <Speech_Male> the link for sure. <Speech_Male> Excellent. And we <Speech_Male> should say that mark does <Speech_Male> a regular work, <Speech_Male> including guidebook <Speech_Male> work for Lonely <Speech_Male> Planet. How many guidebooks <Speech_Male> have you <SpeakerChange> worked on Mark? <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I think I've <Speech_Male> been doing it now since <Speech_Male> 2008, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> so probably <Speech_Male> about probably <Speech_Male> north of 20, <Speech_Male> 20 to 30 guidebooks. <Speech_Male> It's not <Speech_Male> Eastern Europe or <Speech_Male> all. Yeah, almost all <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> central <Speech_Male> and Eastern Europe because <Speech_Male> I've done writing <Speech_Male> on Russia <Speech_Male> as well for lonely planets. <Speech_Male> That <Speech_Male> Vogue trip. <Speech_Male> And then one guide <Speech_Male> on Minnesota and <Speech_Male> Wisconsin for a long <Speech_Male> time. Have you <Speech_Male> did not know that, <Speech_Male> okay? You might <Speech_Male> be able to relate to <Speech_Male> that somehow. <Speech_Male> Okay. All right, <Speech_Male> thanks so much for <Speech_Male> coming on the show, and for <Speech_Male> telling us if your love <Speech_Male> force Slovenian. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Oh, it was my <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> pleasure. I really enjoyed it. <Speech_Music_Male> Thank you. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> Special thanks go <Speech_Male> out to the patrons of the <Speech_Male> show who help <Speech_Male> support amateur traveler <Speech_Male> financially. 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"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"It's Slovenia, so it's a natural wonder. So I don't think it's the prettiest necessarily, but it's very impressive. How's that? Would that do? It's a long run of hills. It goes on for miles, like 50 miles. It's just a hill. It's a huge green hill. It's called pojo. And it's very symbolically important to eastern Slovenia. Yeah, exactly. It has ski resorts on it. It has hiking trails on it. It has peat bogs. I went hiking on the top of the top around the things. And we looked at some very rare peat bogs, Alpine peat bugs that were there. And it was just very, very beautiful. It's just a beautiful valleys. If you can imagine tree forested valleys and green hills everywhere you look. Excellent. If I had said western Slovenia, would you have said? We're throwing there a little bit. Oh, no, the most beautiful thing is staring into this such a river with that electric blue green water in the tree glove national park that river where you go rafting. It's in the Julian Alps. You just never, ever saw water. Real water that was that color before. So excellent. One thing that makes you laugh and say only in Slovenia. Oh, slovenians. I hope no slovenians are listening. And if they are giving you a big podcast hug here, slovenians are very proud of their sustainability. You know, the fact that they only use locally sourced products so that the cow is from Slovenia that the cheese comes from the cow that the milk comes from the cow with the chickens, the eggs come from the chickens that are standing right over there. That kind of thing. It's very important to them. It must be built into their culture, which is great, because we're all moving in that direction and tourism that whole industry. But people can take that to an extreme so you can get into a conversation with somebody who's telling you about where this is source where that a source where this is sourced. So that kind of thing. And I'm always cracking up at this when I hear this because it's fantastic. But sometimes they don't know when to stop somehow. Excellent. And if you had to summarize eastern Slovenia in just three words, what three words would you use? Green? All right.
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Do somehow get thrown off your horse, which is highly unlikely, it's not that far to the ground as with a larger horse. But the thing with Icelandic course is they're very good climbers, and you can go up on the trails a bit, obviously in our climbing mountains, but you're going up into the hills. It gives you those beautiful horseback views of Lake Boleyn in the distance, and it's just a really lovely, peaceful trip. We went out on a two hour ride into the hills around Lake boheme on these Icelandic courses. And I really recommend it for anybody who goes out there. It's a perfect family trip. It's a lot of fun. Even if you're a travel writer like me, just hanging around. It's a completely way to refresh yourself and really the fun parts of the job. Because I had a blast. I really did. But if you worry, horse fan, then you could potentially also include the lip zone or stallions a little further west from there because they come from when we talk about the Spanish writing school and you can see them in Vienna. They're really from Slovenia. Yes. Oh yeah, I know. That's a historic wrong that we must write with this. You should know two other places they took you to. They like bohemian was the main one and then just a little bit in Ljubljana. Which is, of course, is a great capital city, a small capital city, a couple of 100,000 people. Also straddles body of water, very small and narrow river, but beautiful green water. If you're going to school on the top with a castle, high on the top, which you can climb up to, or you can take a funicular. So if you're planning a trip to Slovenia and you're going to these eastern
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"I don't know, I don't think it has the same, it's not that you don't do it. You don't do mountain biking down there. Yeah, okay. Yeah, exactly. You wouldn't think that because lead and mercury are such dangerous metals. You wouldn't think that would be a good idea at all. But these mines have been closed for a while, of course, slovenians themselves are very aware of environmental protection environmental preservation. I don't think that they would subject you to anything that was truly dangerous to your health. And being part of the EU, if there are strict regulations in terms of safety and things like that. While you're on that tour at the lead mine, they will tell you about how they led mine affected the health of people who work the minds and people who lived in that area over the centuries, and it obviously those are extremely dangerous professions. I don't know when I was in the mercury mine tour. They said, obviously, mercury is, again, very dangerous chemical, but it was all of the mining risks that were the real problem. It was the explosions and things like that. Right. And flooding in all of the things that miners put up with. Interesting, which is why so many of these are actually where closed some of them are closed when they join the EU. Basically, when a lot of EU laws started applying, they were like, yeah, no. For one thing. Mercury is now banned in the EU. So lead regulations are, but I'm sure there are no idea I'm used to here in the U.S.. I do know that in order to help that region, the region is surprisingly for country like Slovenia, which is relatively prosperous. You don't see any poverty. You don't really see any people seem to live relatively good life everywhere. This area is relatively depressed because of the fact that the mines were all shut down. So you actually do see a part of a prosperous country that is not doing as well in order to help that region make the transition away from real mining. They've put, I think it's a battery production plant there that uses zinc. It's a related technology. It's hopefully a cleaner technology. But it gives people there a job. And obviously it gives people batteries, which they need also pretty important these days. Which is important these days, exactly. Anything else we want to do in that region. I don't think so. At least I didn't. You know, that now the Slovenia tourist board told me about another mine, a coal mine that's located not far from there, south of there, in which you can go and have a Gourmet dinner inside this. Unfortunately, the miners did. Yeah. I don't know. I think they want to get people acquainted with the industrial history in a unique way and the only way they're going to. I find fascinating. If you've had a chance to do this sort of thing here or I think you and I both did ostrava up in Czech Republic. And again, the industrial history there. I think it's just fascinating some of this. They're trying to turn a lemon into eliminate, basically. And the only way you can get a person to go into a coal mine these days is to offer them the prospect of a Gourmet meal, apparently. But I didn't get to do that, so I can't really speak to it. But I'm told that it's highly desirable. Highly recommended. Got it.
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Along the river that are not far from Maribor that you can visit. There's a very interesting glamping possibility, glamping is like camping, but it's in a relatively nice area. Think about very high level bungalows or something like that. That's what you would think. And that's about I think of yurts for some reason because that's been sold to me a lot recently when you talk about clamping, but much more glamour in these than you would find in a year. And then in terms of and I'm seeing pictures of and obviously medieval city seems to have either been very well reconstructed or largely preserved from the Middle Ages with the red roofs and the stone buildings. The roots of Mario board go back centuries, but in terms of the written word, in fact, in some of the buildings that you see, the churches, for example, the synagogue go back to the 13th and 14th centuries. And those buildings are still standing. In fact, they do have one oldest in the world claim to fame, and that's the oldest surviving vine leaf or vine branch that you can visit. It's called the old vine house for there was the blight that came through Europe and destroyed the wine. The divines, yes, exactly. This vine survived that. And it's still continually growing from there. And they actually make wine from it, not very much wine, maybe 20 bottles, a year, something like that. But you can go there, Slovenia has a very sophisticated wine tradition. People outside Slovenia might not realize that they don't export a lot of their wine. So it's not that well known. But the wines in Slovenia, both the whites and the reds are delicious. The wine from this particular old vine is not particularly delicious, but it is interesting to be drinking wine from the oldest vine in the world. Interesting. So if I were in Georgia would they agree with that definition? Yes, I'm not saying this is the place where wine was invented, but it is one place where one of these wine vines survived this thing. People in Georgia would fight tooth and nail. This is where wine was invented or Armenian, something like that, probably. I'm not trying to lay that claim for Slovenia, believe me. Don't worry about it. If you're over than that part of Slovenia, one of the city that you really got to visit is spelled PTU, I it was a very old city, ancient city, older, perhaps than Maribor. I'm sure it is. And they say that it's the oldest city in Slovenia, but it came to us in the written record through the Roman times, it was the Roman garrison town, it was called poetovio, plot. But the people in pituitary are very proud of this Roman tradition at one point, they had thousands of Roman soldiers and citizens living there. One guy in told me at that point in time, it was larger than London, the kind of thing the local joke, more or less. But it's very interesting because the Roman military drew its soldiers from all around the empire at that time. To bring the soldiers in, you had quite a lot of diversity. A lot of cultural ethnic and even racial diversity among the Roman soldiers that were garrisoned at that time, and they brought a lot of religious diversity. So they have this Mitra ism, this tradition of this old pre Christian cult that was practiced by some of the Roman garrison soldiers, some of the Roman legions. Three and concurrent with. It didn't go away. Yeah. Yeah, no, you're right. But they've done a lot of digs, of course, in the area, and they've recovered a lot of these surviving ultras, these Mitra Thrones are metra, I don't know how you would describe it, actually.
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"If I got my bags back on the road I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport oh no amateur traveler episode 816 to the amateur traveler talks about castles and mountains, horses and mountain biking, a lead mine and a coal miner as we go to eastern Slovenia. But maybe not maybe not to the day welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen, let's talk about Slovenia. I'd like to welcome back to the show Mark baker from Mark picker Prague dot com, but Mark has not come to talk to us about product this time, but korosko, Slovenia, Mark. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thank you very much. And I say welcome back. Mark has been on the show a couple of times, at least, one talking about the Volga that I quite remember, and I don't know. I don't remember the other one either, but it might have been the Czech Republic. Could very well have been where Mark Lou. Yeah. But I remember the Volga river, how to cruise during Russia very well, actually, that was pretty good discussion. Excellent. And kurosky is not a place I know. I Slovenia Bantu, but where are we talking about? It's even slovenians might, and they would know it, of course, mozzarella, small country, and people, obviously, they know the geography. But it's not a place that even slovenians would necessarily go to. It's a very small province in the northern part of the country in the middle of the country right on the border with Austria. Excellent. And why should someone go to korosko? That's a really good question, but I'll tell you one reason that you should go. And that's to explore this lead mine that I went to in June, I had no idea that it was there. But it was an incredible experience. Interesting. We'll get more into that when we talk about the detailed itinerary, but what do it are you going to recommend for us? I recently was in Slovenia at the invitation of the Slovenian tourist board. They had me in there to tour around some of the lesser visited parts of Slovenia. Obviously, the country of Slovenia is well known for Lake bled for the Julian Alps for part of the coast along the Adriatic for the capital for the caves.
What Is NATO?
"What is NATO? NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was formed post World War II, and it was formed with the idea of trying to hedge against the Soviet Union. Now there are some good reasons for that in the Soviet Union was an evil empire in more ways than one. Albeit, I don't think we're quite honest with some of our relationship with the Soviet Union. We did partner with the Soviet Union to defeat the Nazis. After that there was this mad dash of who will control Europe and NATO was formed. NATO has 30 member countries. These countries, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, turkey, which I never quite understood. United Kingdom and the United States. These are 30 independent member countries. And there is what is called article 6. The article 5 article 6 of NATO, which is the mutual defense clause of NATO, which is an attack on one, is an attack on all.
Hell on earth’: Ukrainian soldiers describe eastern front
"Torched forests and cities burning to the ground colleagues with severed limbs bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench wait and pray Houses burn after intense shelling in Slovenia in eastern Ukraine the city Ukraine's most Russian speaking industrial heartland may become the next major target in Moscow's campaign to take the Donbass region Ukrainian soldiers returning from these fronts describe life during what's turned into a grueling war of attrition as apocalyptic in interviews with The Associated Press Some complaint of chaotic organization desertions and mental health problems others speak of high morale their colleagues heroism and a commitment to keep fighting even as the better equipped Russians control more of the combat zone I'm Charles De
Ukraine says east under relentless attacks
"Ukraine's army says Russia has used mortise and artillery against civilian infrastructure in settlements of the Cheney heave and sumai regions of Ukraine During a daily briefing Ukraine's armed forces spokesman Alexander stupin says that Russian forces are conducting offensive operations in Slovenia and Lisa chunks and continue to storm the city of Sierra done X should be added in the next region the units of the aggressor are engaged in fire destruction of the positions of our troops along the entire front line Meanwhile Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky traveled to embattle regions in the southeast which are partly under Russian control offering support to battle hardened soldiers I'm Charles De
"slovenia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Fantastic guess the quotes But there's a point to why I'm doing those quotes Well then stop asking me You know what you're gonna get is a focus grabber Over at the scene steeler His dad would reference as a point morani trader gangrene looks just like Japanese With a big mouth but anyway as the French election I find that not only did he win by quite a large margin 58 something present to 41% 60 40 basically Yeah yeah Huge But if the first time a French leader has won reelection in 20 years so I'm hoping that this side of the ocean we get the hint Fascism can be beaten but you have to get off your ass stop whining and vote against it Yeah Yeah no I mean I really ought to take inspiration and what just happened you know for all the people saying Putin's going to win and Trump's going to win again and Democrats are going to lose the midterms and fascism is winning It's like no that was a huge And by the way not just France but one of my Slovenia Am I getting the country bright Who just also I believe you said yes Rejected their fascist Putin loving right winger So yeah Correct And I wish I had a before me I couldn't get it ready but by the time it was tall but there was some kind of poll that it says that we by being successful about fighting against gerrymandering Democrats just on paper are nowhere near the doomsday So that's right You know don't give up hope don't Yes listen I had a chuck Todd free Sunday so there was hope for okay I'm missing my recommended daily allowance of Democrats and disarray Biden doomed And shamble bangs They are aspirational They are not actual bangs I'm sorry Okay He has those banks to hide a very high forehead Carnival call fun fart face bonus shamble banks Okay But the democracy take a day off yesterday No it did not These.
"slovenia" Discussed on WBUR
"Of bravery A lenka art mix childhood in Slovenia was troubled and often chaotic as an adult she discovered freediving and found sanctuary in an underwater world She spoke to Joe fidgeon on outlook But for a lanca the very first time she filled her lungs and stayed underwater she knew this would be her Salvation It felt amazing I felt like I finally could breathe you know I could finally breathe in life Eleanor had been struggling before that and had come close to ending it all She'd been dealing with some heavy stuff for most of her life It was like carrying a weighty backpack all the time she says And she wasn't sure she was strong enough anymore At the age of about 30 she found herself standing on a bridge in Ljubljana contemplating jumping I think at that point I said to the universe I can not do it and with this little gesture that turned out not to be so little dropped finally this super heavy invisible backpack that I was caring for 30 years and with those words to the universe saying I can not do it anymore I think I let go of control And then things start changing for me very rapidly Very soon after that I met free diving and I always say that freedom came in my life at the right time Then you know it was basically love is per side I love that phrase I met freediving Like freediving as a person Yeah Eleanor met freediving by chance a friend persuaded her to go to the local pool with him and his spear fishing Friends where they were practicing holding their breath to be able to swim underwater for longer It was immediately obvious that a lenker was a natural This uplifting story has done especially well on Twitter and Instagram this week with 30,000 video views on Twitter 500 likes and retweets and overall reach of a 130,000 Twitter users and more than 200,000 likes on Instagram As ever there's been a little bit of needle online too Green machine posted what's the point of that A swift reply came from notch and Libra Can you hold your breath that long I think it falls under the category of human achievement like going to the moon or climbing Mount Everest or the four minute mile Please do get in touch to give us your take on the story you bump into on the BBC World Service website on BBC's sounds or on our Facebook Instagram Twitter or YouTube channels We also send out a weekly newsletter every Thursday with tip offs about new shows and podcasts and it's free Go to our website for details on.
What Made Zayn Malik Shove Yolanda Hadid Into a Dresser?
"So Zayn Malik has pleaded no contest to harassing Gigi Hadid and no, I'm not arresting her. Harassing her mom, Yolanda Hadid. They had a big argument last month, apparently. Now him is easier done right now. But this happened when they were not done. So he's been charged with four counts of harassment for allegedly calling. Now this is the greatest line every called Yolanda, the one of the original, I don't know if she was original, but one of The Real Housewives, he called her a Dutch slut, I never heard it before. I think it's genius. A Dutch slut, he screamed about his sperm and apparently he pushed her into a dresser during an altercation. Now, here's the story. He was at home. He lives in Pennsylvania, so does Gigi so does Yolanda and so does the sister Bella? Do you know they all live in the same compound like the same like cul de sac or the same general area, they're all near each other. It's very strange. And I don't know why Pennsylvania. I know this land out there, but that's a little pencil. Pennsylvania is the endless state. You could pick a better state to live than pencil fucking Vania. Oh God, at least the clock. When we drove through what we called schitt's, we had friends relatives lived there. I got a summer house and we'd say, let's go to shed Slovenia. I don't want to go shit silvania. Beautiful homes, beautiful property, but not a good ride. So apparently he's home with the baby. And Yolanda walks into the house. Does it not just walks in? And of course, she must have said something to him, and he went ballistic called her a Dutch a Dutch slot. He said, stay away from my fucking daughter. He also mentioned, now this is a bit crazy. I apologize. He said the fucking sperm that came out of this fucking okay, you know what I'm gonna say. He was very, very protective of his daughter. And apparently he grabbed and shoved her into a dresser and that of course called her caused her mental anguish and physical pain. She's a housewife, so it's gotta cause her
"slovenia" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
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Olympics Latest: USA Set as Japan’s Date for Baseball Gold-Medal Game
"Kevin Durant had twenty three points as the Americans are raised a fifteen point deficit to dump Australia ninety seven seventy eight well if we're now fifteen we just kept running Evan forgave finished with twenty three points the French and Slovenia and look at Dodge ridge ninety eighty nine on the other side of it U. S. women's soccer playing for bronze against Australia currently Lloyd and Megan were people scoring two goals each hung on for a four three win gold on the mat in athletics for the U. S. on day thirteen David Taylor king of his wrestling class taking the men's eighty six kilogram category can you know Jacques clearing a height of four point nine zero meters to capture gold in women's pole vault but then you'll Coleman of the US securing silver in the inaugural sport climbing men's combined event and USA baseball off to their first gold medal game since the Sydney games of two thousand they B. Correa seven two they'll face Japan in the final I'm gonna be
Batum's Block Lifts France Over Doncic, Slovenia; Face U.S in Basketball Finals
"France will face the U. S. in the final of the men's basketball tournament in Tokyo Kevin Durant had twenty three points and Devin Booker chipped in twenty as the Americans erased a fifteen point deficit to demo slowly at ninety seven seventy eight the U. S. help we always used to just ten points in the third quarter and then forty eight finished with twenty three points as the French and Slovenia and look at options nineteen eighty nine in the other semi the Americans will lead short memories France defeated the US eighty three seventy six on the opening day of the preliminaries and in the USA its first Olympic lost in two decades I'm John the other day
IDF Paratroopers Head to Europe to Jump for Hannah Szenes's 100th Birthday
"We learned this week that next sunday as we recorded on july eighteenth another delegation of one hundred fifty or so idea of soldiers code-named the lightning of the heavens will leave israel on a mission marking. What would have been the hundredth birthday of hannah. Censh- mayor memory for blessing. Hana sanish the budapest born poet and soldier in these secret british special operations executive who on march fourteenth nineteen forty four. When she was just twenty two parachuted with others into yugoslavia where she joined a partisan group and was soon captured by nazi soldiers at the hungarian border and then tortured and murdered by firing squad on monday. To a f- hercules transport. Planes will fly over the forests of eastern slovenia. Where sanish made her last. Jump and one hundred soldiers mostly from the idea but also hungarian. Slovenian and croatian soldiers were reenact sandwiches. Jump the purpose of the reenactment. According to colonel yuval guys the commander of some hueneme the idea paratroopers brigade is to strengthen the ties between the idf and local countries and to try to recreate the heroism of the shoe paratroopers and quote the name of the mission. The lightning of the heavens is taken from his most famous poem. Highly colicky sorry. I walked the case. Aria which goes my god. My god may these never end the sand and the see the rush of the water the lightning of heaven. The prayer of man among the soldiers travelling to slovenia is one who was called up for reserve duty to serve as an educational officer for the mission tel aviv university professor of jewish history. Lieutenant colonel seem Golden husan lieutenant. Haddara golden may refer blessing was killed at twenty three in the two thousand and fourteen gaza war and whose body has been held by hamas for the seven years since and again like mariam said it would take hours months even dissect and elucidate the historical religious and political currents that converge in. This baffling act of symbolism
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"He really needed to speak one of those two prettiest spot. There are so many spots that pretty. I'd say the most stunning spot. There still has to be the coach in case that was just jaw dropping amazing and it really doesn't compare to any other cave system i can think of that i have been in and i've been in a number that were equally lovely. I'd say the estonia caves is comparable number of caves. That i've been in although i thought it was really good but the coach in caves was just stunning. And then as you know. I usually ask people one thing that makes them laugh and say only in slovenia as i said i really did have to laugh when i was an injury. And they were saying if the slovenians didn't find a whole they would dig one because there really are a lot of caves and you just kept seeing them in the area and then of course the mining tradition as well so i know that slovenia is getting more tourism. But i honestly don't think it gets the tourism it deserves. It really is a beautiful spot. It's a little more affordable than some of the spots to the west of it like italy it again has a rich history beautiful architecture amazing scenic wonders as we talked about. I would recommend slovenia. And i would recommend it. I think a little higher than i thought i would. I knew i would enjoy it. But i enjoyed it even more than i thought i would. So i would recommend slovenia in this particular itinerary and again. If you're interested in the post that i wrote about slovenia the one that's out there right now you'll find a link in show notes to what to do in slovenia on amateur traveler dot com. Why didn't talk about food. I enjoy the food there. I would say it's almost a combination between some of the slavic food that you get further north and east and italian food and so you'd get things with a lot of pork a lot of meat sauces. I think a typical dish for instance would be an area. You get an. This is not a word. I'm going to be able to say. It skied xlii coffee. Which is a pasta that has shaped as i understand. It like napoleon's hat and it is covered though quite typically with a meat sauce or a mushroom sauce or something like that that seemed like a fairly typical dish. Something with dumplings. Something with a meat sauce is quite common. More fish as you get down to iran for instance Good food hearty food. Though i would say sort of food that would get you through cold winters but tasty number of really delicious types of meals dumpling. something's more like a blitz and again a lot of beat sauces and dairy another weird thing that happened on this tour that i completely forgot about because it's another thing that could not take pictures was that was asked if i was interested in taking a tour of the secret rooms of hotel yama and this is the hotel. The two right there at the estonia caves and it's a historic hotel. It was used as a hotel for tourists. During the time of the communist rule during yugoslavia time and apparently when they were doing a recent remodel they found secret rooms that appeared to be where people from the army were recording conversations and so they present this and almost an escape room like fashion..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Quite spectacular and the beginning of this coaching caves. You walk for about ten minutes down from the visitor center to the entrance. Kinda the back of the cave to the silent cave and the silent was nice. But i don't think it was spectacular as the estonia cave so as we're walking through the silent cave. I'm sort of writing the blog post in my head. That says you know you don't need to go to both of these. And i would probably recommend the post on you cave. I say we had that in my head. And then and then. I got to the point where the silent cave turns into the murmuring cave and the reason they call it. The murmuring cave is that the murmuring cave has a river running through it. And i see a river running through it not like a stream but like an actual river and it's an underground gorge. You come out of the silent. K which is hanging cave goes down from the silent cave down into the depths of this underground chasm. And you come out of here and it's this misty scenery where you can see the lights. That are coming off of the path on the far side of the cave. And they're going off into the mist that is coming up from this river with the roar of the river coming by and it is amazing it went from. Oh i don't know if you should do this too. This is my must see spot. In all of the places i went and slovenia is a scotch and cave. You're going to have to be a little more physically fit unlike the other cave where you can even do it if you are wheelchair bound and you stay on the train this when you're going to have to do at least five hundred steps up and down into the cave so it's a little more strenuous but it is so worth it. I have gotten claustrophobia. Before you could see why one would get claustrophobia. In a cave. This is the first time i ever had any acura phobia fear of heights while in the cave. You're crossing over this chasm and looking down at this raging river below you down in the murky depths. It felt like something. And i'm not the first to say this out of lord of the rings fellowship of the ring in the minds of maury. You expected a ball rog to show up if you know what i'm talking about and if you look when you're in that portion of the cave look further up on the walls and you'll see the old route the tourists would go and this is one of those. Oh hell no kind. Of routes i mrs a route. That is clinging to the side of the caves. Up there with ricky bridges..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"All you have to do is subscribe on apple podcasts. That's it balkans. The other thing you could find that is talked about in. The castle is while the men were doing this because this was men only and not even boys. You couldn't be a mercury minor until you were a man at least a young man and while the men were doing that the women were taking part in a tradition of lace making which still happens in the town so you can see examples of this lace making an even demonstrations of it here in this castle and so definitely worth a stop. There is a small fee. but it's worth it. The other thing you should do in algeria is you can take a mind tour. You can go down into the mercury minds. I am told is safe. I did do it. It was quite fun..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Hi this is chris. Had this show is going to beat repeat. I am off traveling this week and can't put out a new show. I think you'll like this one. This is a show. I did about two years ago. On travel to the country of slovenia mass amateur traveler episode six hundred and fifty six today the amateur traveler talks about kay's and minds and castles lakes and two churches unesco sites and even secret rooms as we go to slovenia welcome to the.
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
More needles in the haystack: vaccine candidates proliferate
"Just as soon as it became clear that a novel virus outbreak in china was going to become a global concern. It became clear that the world would need a vaccine in those early days that seemed impossibly distant vaccines often take the better part of a decade to develop and test now just a year on and several are already approved in many jurisdictions then in the space of a day last week encouraging results from two more but in the intervening year. The garona virus has done. What all viruses do. It's mutated and that as a complicating factor to an already complicated global. Rollout out so that you've seen quite exciting. The first is from novak's an american company and the second is from johnson which is belgium. But it's part of johnson and johnson also condruct company. Slovenia jong is our healthcare correspondent. There almost completely effective against the worst cases of covid nineteen. They're also easy to star in regular fridges. Which makes them. Very easy to distribute more widely than the vaccines. We already have approved but they also have some key differences. Okay let's take them in turn. What is the the nova vaccine. So the novak's vaccine is made of a lab made version of the spike protein which is part of the virus so immune system would recognize the and that's how develop immunity against the virus itself. It's a more traditional method vaccine making then the modern in pfizer vaccines which are already being used around the world and the number of vaccine was tested in britain and in south africa in britain it was almost ninety percent effective against symptomatic covid. Nineteen given into shots. Twenty one days. Apart in south africa it was only around fifty to sixty percent effective. Okay and The vaccine the vaccine was also tested in several countries. America south africa and latin america. The youngson vaccine is made out of the pike protein of the virus which is deliberate by virus. That's how it gets into your body. Virus is harmless but your immune system recognizes it. That's how you develop immunity crucially. It's a vaccine now. The results on efficacy are also very encouraging. The vaccine reduced mother of the severe cases of covid nineteen by seventy two percent in america but in south africa. The effectiveness wells also much lower. Same as the novel vaccine. It was just around fifty seven percent. This being said comparing scenes is very tricky because the trials have been conducted at different times so during the and pfizer vaccines when those results came out the variants that we have now weren't circulating widely nonetheless all the vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death. And that's the most important thing to keep in mind but both of these vaccines in the trials in south africa. Were less effective suggesting that the that both of them are less effective against the south african variants of the virus. Yes that's right. There are less effective but not ineffective if is around fifty sixty percent which is reasonably good. Say this was to be expected. Because laboratory tests for the and the pfizer vaccines have also hinted that they may be less effective against the variant from south africa. But this will not be the last variance we keep seeing new variants emerging around the world. There may be some that are already here. But they're not detective because not enough sequencing happens in most countries so this is different something that we should be prepared for. But how worrisome is that there is already a very into that is that is sort of unpicking. The efficacy of some of these vaccines mean. This is something that we have to live with. Mutations will continue to evolve and we'll see more like those that vaccines are less effective against several vaccine makers are already working on modified jabs targeting the mutations so we'll see is probably something similar to what we have with the seasonal flu vaccines you get a shot. Every year which is customized circulating strains of the virus. The problem is that with the flu. There are systems around the world that have been set up to track those viruses. lead systems. Are well running. They've been around for decades so vaccine manufacturers no every year which trains to put in the vaccine there is no such system for covid nineteen america and some other countries are setting up variant surveillance. But this is not a global effort which means that we may have very ends emerging around the world for which the existing vaccines are less effective. And we don't know about that and what about in the meantime the existence of these potential new vaccines that seem to be effective and the potential for these various. How does that change the kind of global roll out plans for what we do have and do know eastern you. Vaccines are excellent news because we have a shortage right now of vaccines globally and even in the countries that have the most supplies for the moment. Novak's has promised to deliver about chew billion doses of this year. Half of that will be made in. India johnson johnson also think that they can make a billion doses. This here half of that is going to go to kovacs which is a global facility that will supply vaccines to developing countries. So these vaccines are particularly good news for poorer countries. Because they're easier to store and distribute the johnson and johnson is just a single shot which gives it the massive advantage but of course the country has purchased the vaccine to be delivered and as we can see production. Doesn't always run on schedule. We saw that in in the tussle for vaccine is between the eu and britain. For the astra zeneca shots and then of course getting the vaccine into people's arms also presents. Its own challenges. As we can see particularly in europe and in the us as well sign extend the distribution is often tied up in bureaucracy or logistical challenges on the ground or even in some cases people not wanting the vaccine. Do you think should have taken in total that that essentially this grand will get ahead of the virus before the virus gets ahead of humans efforts. I think we've already made tremendous progress. I mean if you think a year on goal we couldn't even dream of having a vaccine so quickly and now we have at least five vaccines tested in large scale. Proper clinical trials which are vastly effective. I mean they're almost completely effective against hospitalization and death. There are some which are also doing clinical trials so we may see in the coming weeks months more successful. Clinical trials being announced the west production of all these vaccines gets going in the next couple of months. Supplies will be steady. So i think that by the end of this year things will look much much better. Thanks very much for joining us. La thank you jason.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Hello and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. 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Vaccine Rollout Strategies Vary Between Nations
"Welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
Traveling To Snowdonia
"Let's start with a peak at the natural appeal of the largest national park. In wales snowdonia the highest peak and wales in fact the highest peak in england and wales is called snowden sits in the heart of the snowdonia region and in one of britain's first national parks these welsh islands offer outdoor adventures gorgeous backdrop and draw countless tourists each year. Well skied martin. The land of its is here to help us make the most of our time in snowdonia martin. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me there. So i've been to your home. Snowden is right in the backyard you grew up there in northern wales snowden in snowdonia national park mean to you. It's a place. I tend to walk quite a lot. It's just a huge and beautiful area. When i say huge. It's massive eight hundred and twenty seven square miles but you don't see that many people in it feels massive because it's it's windy it stark. It's pristine yeah. Small road not allowed to crowds. How tall is mount snowden. It's the massive height of three thousand six hundred fifty feet above sea level at its peak but because it rises more or less out of the sea. Yeah it has the aspect of bigness about it. It's so interesting because here on the west coast of the united states. Three thousand five hundred feet. It's like this is sort of a medium mountain pass for britain. That's a big peak. That's you know. Ben davis is the highest one in britain and there are few mountains over four thousand of the snowdonia national park. You have all of wales peaks over three thousand feet high and on. I think there's only one pecan english over three thousand okay. And this is the north of wales in. I've traveled on wheels. A fair bid. I just if you got limited time. I would recommend north. The peaks only Less than four thousand feet but didn't The british Climbers have mount everest. Actually practice in the snowden area. They practiced in that. Nobody had ever used oxygen on a mountain before. And so they had a stroll round be had Two systems an open and closed. And they thought oh. The closed system is much better. But what they didn't realize goes onto everest the vows and clo- system froze so the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where thought they could have some practice there. And you do get to some mountain. they're not resorts alert. Sort of hiking centers or something there. There's some beautiful towns. There's town called. Beth goulart galaxy. Guess who described beth killer it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages. They nestle in the valleys. They don't sit on tops of hills and bathe galax which means ballots grave is useful in a little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh everything is built on. Everything is built stone bridges over the babbling drone bridges and of course slate roofs because wales used to be the slate production center of the world at one time that right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we want to do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike all levels. Mt snowden itself with acid in welsh is an attraction. And there's a railway that runs up if you don't wanna walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train. Yeah it goes from some berries up to the top and that's a family out it is. It gets crowded. Some of what i was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square. Miles will get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer and people which is a lovely thing. It is very empty area. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or so three hundred. Well five hours up and down if you if you know. It's a nice day. It's a lovely day. Beware say this flat up. Beware of times of year like easter when it's considerably cooler the top dress. Well okay
"slovenia" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The event of covid nineteen related delays. As of now in this week's onion tip section five easy ways to adapt your deplorable parasitic existence for the upcoming armageddon tip. One focus on preparing your home for any number of disaster situations which still probably won't take your mind off of your impending death or the myriad mistakes you made in your short pitiful life tip to make sure your linens clean prior to the upcoming catastrophe as these are likely the very same sheets on which you will soon be slowly fixing tip three. Take some time off. Work can spend your last days free from the bonds of the oppressive machine that was just about the only thing giving you a purpose to your otherwise insignificant days tip four. Spend your final waking minutes before the end of the world with your family knowing full. Well you'd rather be doing a number of other gratifying yet. completely depraved. things right sicko in other news a smitten foot-fetishists thinks these may be the to a woman and her gay best friend go on another one of their little adventures and a dead daughter would've wanted a two hundred and twenty million dollar liability. Subtle is the onion news network. According to a report released. Monday americans currently lead the world in compressing big sandwiches into sufficiently edible sizes countries such as germany slovenia and ukraine in their sheer capacity to squeeze tease meatball subs and grinders into shapes that will easily and efficiently fit into their open mouths. Researchers pointed out that in series after series of tests americans consistently topped international rankings by implementing. Over eight hundred pounds per square inch of compressive force on sandwich categories as diverse says bond me croak monsters or euros rarely hesitating for more than a moment before diving in and pushing the bread together and wedging it into their mouths cases in which americans failed to sufficiently compress sandwich and say dropped a stray piece of bacon or all the kado still lead the pack on quickly scooping up topping with their hands and eating it.
After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'
"Trump on his way out of office. Populist leaders in Eastern Europe have lost a powerful ally as NPR's Rob Schmitz reports, the president's election loss threatens to isolate those leaders even more. On the day after the U. S election, millions of votes in key swing states were still being counted. And there wasn't a clear winner yet. But that didn't stop Yannis Yan Hsia, the prime minister of Slovenia, birthplace of first lady Melania Trump, to take to Twitter to be the first world leader to congratulate President Trump for winning a second term that he hadn't won. After the election was called for Biden. Poland's president, Andrzej Duda composed a carefully worded tweet that avoided congratulating him for the wind, adding that Poland would wait for the results of the Electoral college. Eastern Europe's populist strongman leaders are having a hard time accepting Trump has lost. I'm not so sure it's a big loss for the populations. I think it's a big loss for the individual leaders. Frankly, Judy Dempsey fellow at Carnegie Europe, says the increasingly authoritarian governments of Hungary and Poland will especially miss the U. S president, who seemed to share their world view. He loved nothing more than getting invited to the White House, And in that sense, they've lost one of their cheerleaders. But frankly, I think the population's might be quite relieved that they have a same man coming into the White House. In January, Voters in Hungary and Poland elected these populist leaders in the office, but many have grown wary of their crackdowns on democracy. So has the European Union. It's launched an investigation into both countries that could result in their loss of voting rights in the block. The post government bet on the wrong horse. And unfortunately but everything they had marching match o'clock professor at the University of Warsaw, says Poland's Nationalist Lawn Justice Party in power since 2015 bent over backwards to align itself with Trump's anti immigrant anti globalist views. Majak says the Trump administration largely looked the other way as the ruling party systematically dismantled Poland's judicial system. And crack down on its free press. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Poles spurred by leaders who came to tighten restrictions on abortion. Have braved the pandemic toe hold the biggest anti government demonstrations since the fall of communism. Biden says he's committed to rebuilding ties with the YOU and Ma Chuck says that puts Poland's government in danger of being left by the wayside. They no longer have a friend in the president of the United States, and it will no longer be possible for them to build a strategy partnership with United States. With the politics they have in Poland, so I think it is going to be a huge problem for them, not Jack says Poland is left with only two potential friends in the region, The UK, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson has jettisoned his country from the EU and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has consolidated power in himself and his Nationalist Party. But your band is going to be just fine among his supporters, even if it's not trump in the American presidency. That's because, says two's on a vague of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Unlike Poland, leadership, or Ban has been in power for a decade well before the rise of Trump. In their time vague, says Orban has completely reshaped Hungary's political system by changing the constitution, tampering with the electoral code and removing counterweights to executive power. Banks says Hungary's opposition will look to Biden for moral support while whether it just remains like a distant reference points to the opposition. That okay, we can Look at the Westin See that change is possible. Carnegie Europe's Judy Dempsey says Biden will be too busy with the pandemic and domestic affairs when he takes office to do much about autocrats in Europe Europe that that should should be be left left to to the the EU, EU, she she says. says. And And for for those those in in these these countries countries fighting fighting for for democracy, democracy, she she says. says. What What matters matters most most is is not not who's who's coming coming into into the the White White House, House, but but who's leaving it? Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin
Slovenia Declares 30-day Epidemic As Second Wave Breaks
"Formally declaring an epidemic after a major served surge of infections there the move, letting the government imposed further restrictions to help turn the tide. Country already tightening facemask rules and also switching most students from classroom toe online learning
The Ancestors Are Plenty and Petty with Alexis P. Morgan
"Hello and welcome everyone to another episode of the Revolutionary Mystic? Podcast I'm your host. Mets Lee Alexandria. Joining me today. I have the privilege and honor of chatting with our guest Alexis P. Morgan. I am so stoked I can't even tell you. Just for reference right now were let's see. Moore in August twenty, twenty were stolen the middle of a pandemic and. Like. Alexis mentioned to me earlier. The world is like basically on fire and as a disabled person who is pretty homebound it is a very awesome opportunities today to get to chat with Alexis P. Morgan who I have a lot of in common with and like so much admiration for their work and I'm. Thrilled to get to connect with somebody who? You know understands and it's just it's refreshing. You know we live in a pretty abled world. We live in a pretty neuro typical focused were held. And so I'm really excited to get to talk to them and share their magic with you and. So rather been telling you all about who they are and what they do. I would love for you to hear it straight from them. Hi Alexis. Thank you so much for having me on. This is I think this is the first. PODCAST appearance I've done in a while. So that's exciting. So about Me I am twenty eight turning twenty, nine in a couple of months very exciting in the throes of the Saturn return which is. Home. I'm black and ice that I'm the child of indigenous mothers because my second adoptive parent, which is a story will get into in a second and I'll clarify what I mean by that. Is Indigenous and I'm still trying to figure out if my biological mother was truthful with my adoptive parents about my indigenous heritage, it's not one of those leg. My grandmother was like a such and such kind of situations It actually has to do with my paternal grandfather So you know we're figuring that out but in the mean time I say I'm a child of indigenous mothers to be really clear about a WHO I am in that regard m professionally, I am a writer, an artist and a sorceress. My pronouns are she heard they I identify as FAM- 'cause my gender is really weird and complicated. and has layers of Wu mixed into it too. So sometimes, it's just easier to be like yeah okay. This is folks do what they want and I'm also queer so and I have autism I was diagnosed at twenty seven which is funny because I studied autism for like four years in high. Slovenia with a thought that maybe I would have On something but Nah. but I did but I didn't. Add I'm also disabled I have a multiple sclerosis I was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at twenty seven. During my birthday month it was a very exciting bursting. That see in a nutshell. Wow. Yeah. I just want to say like I love. The amount of representation you're able to bring for folks I. I know when I hear you speaking about who you are I'm hearing things that I I can really to and I also have seen like out there in the world. I. Know isn't really being said, and one of them is that you mentioned about how? You like had been studying onto them for some time and like how did you not know well A for folks that don't know. Much about my professional history I was a social worker for a long time and I had a long like eleven year long career and towards the end I was a teacher for kids with autism and I loved it absolutely loved it felt super at home and just like you didn't reach diagnosis until I was around like twenty, seven, twenty, eight I, think. It's just kind of funny like how it works out that way you know Ray Lake and like I think my so it's funny 'cause like in my particular situation, my first set of adoptive parents. Okay. So let me back this trailer up a little bit. I was adopted twice I was adopted as an infant and I usually call that set of parents by foster parents because it helps make things less confusing to the wider world. And just because I usually don't have time to explain my family tree with the. Diagram. Like New People. So I was. Of Infant, and then I was adopted again as an adult adoption by my mom she is my mom. So when I usually when I say mom speaking of her and what I'm speaking of my adoptive parents who were a queer couple I was raised by White Lesbians, which is who boy that's a Latin to wrestle with in hindsight but. I'm usually not referring to them, but sometimes I'll slip and I'll just call the MOM and everybody gets real real confused because I got like twelve of them lying around it's great. Twelve months I mean but when I was a toddler, I showed some of the signs of A lot of lake professional clinicians would probably deemed autism
New Austrian coronavirus measures snarl traffic at border
"Authorities in Austria say traffic was backed up for as much as 12 hours on the southern border after a new coronavirus safety measure was opposed on all travelers entering the country, police telling the Austria Press Agency today. Cars were backed up for about Half a day at the karaoke caroling Tuttle and about seven hours to pass into Austria's vacationers returning from Croatia and Slovenia tried to enter the
Pompeo: Chinese threat may be worse than a 'Cold War 2.0'
"US Secretary of state might compare has bill named middle of Oprah this week you warning that the threat from China good welby worse than that posed by the Soviet Union at the height of the cold. War Mr Pompeo's visits is taking in the Czech Republic Austria, Poland, and Slovenia. This is what he said yesterday. The contrast between free and unfree society has never been clear. Free nations must work together to confront authoritarian threats. Chief among those threats is the Chinese Communist Party and its drive to control people and information at our economies. When a Balkans correspondent guided Loni has been following his journey. Welcome back to the program guy good to have you with us. I wipe out the with Slovenia with no disrespect obviously to the nation itself. I think far enough I mean it's only two million people live here. So it's not exactly huge, but it is a NATO member and there is a family connection of course, Emma and Mr. Pompeo made that point in his opening remarks saying that he brought greetings for Melania trump who is noticeably absent from her homeland. She was born in San Nitsa as Melania canals and she doesn't come back here very often. But Mr Pompey's said she was very envious about him visiting nurse Levin in particular Lake bled where he was doing his news conference but. The rather factors as well. So Slovenia is at at the moment and this is I wouldn't say was out of character, but it's just a matter of where how the political winds blowing here at the moment at the moment in the Prime Minister's office you've got somebody who thinks Mr trump is rather smashing fallow where prime, minister. Yannis Yansha uses twitter almost as enthusiastically as MR trump and spends quite a lot of that time. Enthusiastically, retweeting Mr Trump's tweets. So if you're going to have a friendly audience in Europe at the moment of your representative of the trump administration then Slovenia's an office place to stop off so more than simply passing on greetings from floaters and enjoying a slap up lunch at Lake bled we've just heard there a clip from Secretary of State Pompeo. Making China the real focus of his visit. He really did, and you only speak for about three or four minutes yesterday bend and I think at least two and a half of those minutes were spent really having a good old dig on against China before that. He was speaking about well, he was actually signing a declaration with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia about five G. Security, and this is all part of pushing what the trump administration calls. They're clean network program, and this is an attack on Chinese. Telecom. Companies Chinese tech companies hallway in particular Zeti threatening for the Balkan they've both been very high profile targets of the trump administration and leave you signing up to this five of this clean network program. You'll basically making a commitment, you'll knocking to use any untrustworthy. Vendors in your five G. Systems and the United States is saying it wouldn't have any of these vendors anywhere near any of its embassies went allowed anywhere near any of this State Department. Systems. A lot of come countries, of course are not signing up to this, but Slovenia has and it's got its five G. Network installed by. As of last month, take that way well has replied China Chinese commentators of wounded central and eastern Europe shouldn't be fooled. What would describes Mike pompeo embracing an entirely entirely cold war mindset it is. It is a dangerous thing. Isn't it when you start going into the likes of the Czech, Republic and Poland and Slovenia, and START TALKING ABOUT IDEOLOGICAL THREATS Yes I'm you know he really has gone the full evil empire on? Am You when you talk about Cold War rhetoric either way that he's he's talking really as I mean, as you heard in the clip there, it sounds like something from the nineteen eighties a talks again chief among these threats as the. Chinese. Communist. Party. It's drive to control people and. Information and our economies, and it's it's again talking about freedom loving people and becoming a five G. Clean country as Slovenia has done today as solidifies staff position. In this fight, the tide is turning against the Chinese Communist Party in its efforts to restrict freedom for all of us and I think what's interesting guys of course he's not saying China he's specifically saying. The Chinese Communist, party so he's criticizing the the system of government and control rather than country and the people itself, and that's I suppose the GATT out card But this is the way that the trump administration is going I recommend everyone to have a a good read of the clean network program just to see what they're saying in that and. Quite apart from anything else it does make it clear and not that it's part of the trump administration's drive and it's very interesting phrasing not the United States, not the State Department but the trump administration. So a spot of electioneering perhaps
Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China
"Of State Mike Pompeo's in Slovenia to make the case for high speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Wal Away. Pompeo has led a campaign against companies that the Trump Administration accuses of sharing data with China's security apparatus.
"slovenia" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Okay so good is good is maybe not the operative word here but but it was. It was definitely a performance. Yeah well do you want to remind people what the what the concept of the performance was Yes he had a lot of of projection video of him without a whole lot of clothes on and also wolves. Yes if you like going into it. We had a press release that wove. We're going to be involved and thankfully we knew that your vision does not allow animals on stage so did not mean that someone was going to get all all during the performance. But also you're just like what is going on. Yeah well it was. It was presented as he's going to be naked and they're going to be bull since it's like okay both of these sound kind of threatening and the presentation what is going on with this press through. These are things that are not allowed on the Eurovision stage. So what is going to be happening. I thought the way that they executed was and the song did end up drawing on me after by the end of the season. I was rooting for it. I was like okay this. I really want this to come in tenth just so that on Saturday when I have people over they can see this and go what the hell is going on right. Yeah unfortunately like his nerves mad you could just feel A. Oh yeah I mean it's like Oh this county just pull through this poultry this like just it just didn't didn't land the A dismount unfortunately could pick and also like what. Wolves is another Motif at Eurovision. That I don't fully understand like I. Maybe we need like an angel Angel Wolf Hybrid. Or that's what I was going for. I don't know I don't So my pick for 2016 gene comes from Slovenia and Manuela's blue and red.
"slovenia" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Much from Slovenia unless there's another family that is doing research and then you can peek into their family trees sure for my grandfather I had nothing on either grandparent except the father of my grandfather because he came over at the same time too but somebody contacted me on one of the genealogical fights and said Hey I know a lady that wrote a book about the blocks that's my maiden name in the region that you're talking about so he gave me access to this lady's family tree I think she has passed away just recently but I was able to take the blocks back to about sixteen seventy wall and now I'm interested to see where they came from so yeah I might have to hire somebody to to find a rates through for you I mean that has absolutely blow your mind yes and it's happened only about a week before my trip otherwise I would have gone over there was nothing the names you know but you had the name of the place they were from I would assume right the name of the section of the capital where my great grandfather had moved to but I didn't know where his birthplace was until I got that email from another Slovenian who knew the woman that wrote the book you've obviously done a lot of homework you did that before you went over there which is the right thing to do were you finding they were helpful to you when you got to the archives there yes I belong to the Slovenian genealogical society international and they gave me from him they had nothing on either of my the the more tunes or the box but they do let me know the name of the lady in the beyond the capital's archive and I wrote to her in the birth certificate started company and and I've got that family back to great great great grandparents well that's really impressive for Eastern Europe I mean that's that's really unusual you're doing a heck of a job so you met up with the translator there you wanted to go places what was that experience about had totally awesome he showed me all the highlights as we went to the different towns we went to the one town that my grandmother was from which was called random today and I had the old house number he knocked on that health store and there was a this man's grandfather was my great grandfather's brother so that's pretty close wow and he called another lady in town whose name was mayor tunes field and she and her sister were the nieces of my grandmother and they had letters from her they knew her you know and and a lot of questions that they did but I mean that's an amazingly close find going back that far and to be on that side of the world after that experience right my translator spoke excellent English and he didn't have a shy bone in his well that helps a lot so how did how did he find easy would knocking door to door right it only took one door it only took one door okay so you're just looking with that one address I actually had to I knew that the next generation back had a new their house number two okay so you have the house numbers they're still family members living there tell us about your experience with them today wine and dine you did they want to take you to lunch feed your dinner get your stories exchange information what they do well the first day we've talked they ask some questions and then they invited me back the next day for lunch which was really awesome all had to be translator take game two and we had pork in gravy and I think they call them smashed potatoes they still have some chunks in them the one sister grows herbs in her garden including carnations I guess they put those suits and the salad was just wonderful so you had this cultural experience what did you learn from that I mean from the things that they shared with you that you didn't think about or you hadn't known about well my mother told me my mother's not Slovenian but she told me that my for the Indian grandmother made stews a lot and I was surprised to see it with more pretty much meets the Tate is gravy vegetables of course salad and I learned that they love and I do too pumpkin oil okay yeah you you make your salad I even put some ranch dressing on and then you put a dash or whatever of pumping oil and a dash of maybe pomegranate vinegar that's pretty good so they have photographs for you they showed me a picture of my grandmother's mom and dad and all the children my translator took the picture and I've lost of something now I've got it on it some drive and I'm hoping it turns up at the bottom of the bag if not I can write them and ask them to email it to maybe your translator has a copy of that too right I don't know we took pictures of the tombstones again to cemetery and I donated that too findagrave dot com which is the site that actually helped me find my great grandmother from serving the and she was buried in the town where my dad is buried but dad didn't talk too much about his family you know what does it matter it's over here right so you were looking you were in the same house though that your ancestors actually lived in right right what was that experience what was that feeling like as you went room to room I didn't really go room to room but that the house was very solidly built I mean it would have to be though I didn't go into the old one is that had been in the family probably for ever because they were pretty much closed up but I went into two that had been remodeled and and they were nice and sturdy they had a lot of wooden furniture what was the one thing that really struck you about this trip is absolutely magic absolutely every saying but just the fact that I was able to speak to members of my family who want we knew I existed but they had no idea that I was coming it was like here I am I think there are people who are well aware that there might be second or third cousins on the other side of the pond and they know maybe that you must be there but to know specifically who you are and that you come looking for them that's got to be quite an experience for everybody involved right if that happened to me here I was really shocked the sun wouldn't it you know I love what you mentioned about the Slovenian the organization the association that you belong to because I think that's a great tip for anybody looking to go especially into Eastern Europe and and do some research because there can be an awful lot of resources that they can share with you are you aware aware of other organizations for different countries in that region there is one for he found one for Austria they might be helpful in the future you you just do a search on the internet and say town Derian ancestry or something like that and all those will pop up yeah it's a great thing to join an associate with other people trying to do the same thing because Eastern Europe is a bit of a challenge for anybody who's ever tried to do this and it sounds like you had an extremely successful trip right now the trip was organized by the Slovenian genealogical society international through colander travel K. O. L. L. A. N. D. E. R. I believe and they had done this a handful of times in the past so there was a group with you yes and that was another neat thing I mean we all knew the same Slovenian song that our grandparents and parents used to sing to us the new only skin Pegula I get on the bus well I love hearing the stories because it really reminds me that there are a lot of adventures out there for people to have that maybe they just haven't considered is doable or how to go about it and I think you've given people a lot of great ideas for that are you going to be able to extend some of those lines that you found or is that something that's going to have to wait for another trip I did some last night actually my great grandmother I knew nothing about her background and I found some notes the told me her sister and her mother and father wow what sounds like a world of fun Nancy and I wish you all the success in the world as you continue to extend what most of us would consider very difficult lines to extend thank you she's Nancy more from Charleston West Virginia just back from Slovenia and this segment has been brought to you by familysearch dot org and coming up next we're gonna talk to my friend Bernice Alexander Bennett she is a genealogy podcaster plus a researcher at the National Archives in if you're thinking of.
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