Comedy (C) RTVSLO 2017 An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Land of dreams http://img.rtvslo.si/_up/ava/ava_misc/show_logos/157324464/rtvslo4d-rsi-covers-2017_majnsi_text8_pc.jpg Ameer Khanbai is a British national of Indian descent, born in Tanzania, now living in Ljubljana. He says Slovenia is both beautiful and also a great place to start up a business. Ljubljana's vision of becoming a green eco-friendly city is what convinced Ameer to launch an electric scooter sharing scheme, called Flox, in Slovenia's capital! Ameer's music choice: Fink - "Looking Too Closely". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWRs7lXtYE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/17/MeetAmmerKhanbaiaBritoninSlovenia1707600.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 536 clean Ameer Khanbai is a British national of Indian descent, born in Tanzania, now living in Ljubljana. He says Slovenia is both beautiful and also a great place to start up a business. Ljubljana's vision of becoming a green eco-friendly city is what convinced Ameer to launch an electric scooter sharing scheme, called Flox, in Slovenia's capital! Ameer's music choice: Fink - "Looking Too Closely". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWRs7lXtYE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:24:52 +0000 Meet Ammer Khanbai, a Briton in Slovenia Nikola came to Slovenia 10 years ago with a plan to study business economics. But it was in Slovenia that he realized that he wanted to become a hairdresser. Nikola Razmovski, a Macedonian from the town of Bitola, now lives and works in Maribor. He starts work at the hair salon at 7 a.m. and finishes when the last customer is done. He says there's always lots of work, and that he’s open to learn new things;) Nikola says he wants to make Slovenians more beautiful, and would like to continue living and working in Slovenia. Nikola's music choice: Vlatko Stefanovski - "Gipsy Song". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsGgj1QMg0A You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/03/MeetNikolaRazmovskiaMacedonianinSlovenia1702085.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 548 clean Nikola came to Slovenia 10 years ago with a plan to study business economics. But it was in Slovenia that he realized that he wanted to become a hairdresser. Nikola Razmovski, a Macedonian from the town of Bitola, now lives and works in Maribor. He starts work at the hair salon at 7 a.m. and finishes when the last customer is done. He says there's always lots of work, and that he’s open to learn new things;) Nikola says he wants to make Slovenians more beautiful, and would like to continue living and working in Slovenia. Nikola's music choice: Vlatko Stefanovski - "Gipsy Song". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsGgj1QMg0A You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 29 May 2019 09:25:37 +0000 Meet Nikola Razmovski, a Macedonian in Slovenia Darryl Glover is an American who lives in the village of Ponikve, surrounded by the good fields of Dobrepolje. This American built his house on land once owned by a local man who was called »The American«. Darryl has been living in Slovenia for 19 years now, has a wife and son, and is the author of a children's book »The Pirate Kitty«. Darryl says living in Europe has broadened his experience. He says you can connect with people much easier in Slovenia. Join us as we also pay a visit to the neighboring village and birth house of Primož Trubar, the author of the first printed book in Slovene language... Darryl's music choice: Bryan Adams - "Summer of '69". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjjO_lhf9c You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/16/MeetDarrylGloveranAmericaninSlovenia1694110.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 643 clean Darryl Glover is an American who lives in the village of Ponikve, surrounded by the good fields of Dobrepolje. This American built his house on land once owned by a local man who was called »The American«. Darryl has been living in Slovenia for 19 years now, has a wife and son, and is the author of a children's book »The Pirate Kitty«. Darryl says living in Europe has broadened his experience. He says you can connect with people much easier in Slovenia. Join us as we also pay a visit to the neighboring village and birth house of Primož Trubar, the author of the first printed book in Slovene language... Darryl's music choice: Bryan Adams - "Summer of '69". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjjO_lhf9c You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 15 May 2019 09:24:47 +0000 Meet Darryl Glover, an American in Slovenia An Escape to Slovenia! In the next Land of Dreams we meet a family swapping their fast-paced London life for the good life in Slovenia. Just 6 months after visiting the country for the very first time, Will and Saira moved their son and daughter, dog and cat from London to Slovenia. They are now the proud owners of a dilapidated farmhouse in the village of Gorica, not far from Radovljica and Bled in the Gorenjska region! Once the renovation is complete, the plan is to turn it into both their home and a cozy family friendly hotel. Join us as we visit them and peek around the house, on a clear sunny day in Gorenjska… The Aspinalls music choice: The Maccabees - "Pelican". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcp8SE_FxBg and Hiatus - "River": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlz-F5O27Gc You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/23/MeettheAspinallsanEnglishfamilyinSlovenia1684023.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 653 clean An Escape to Slovenia! In the next Land of Dreams we meet a family swapping their fast-paced London life for the good life in Slovenia. Just 6 months after visiting the country for the very first time, Will and Saira moved their son and daughter, dog and cat from London to Slovenia. They are now the proud owners of a dilapidated farmhouse in the village of Gorica, not far from Radovljica and Bled in the Gorenjska region! Once the renovation is complete, the plan is to turn it into both their home and a cozy family friendly hotel. Join us as we visit them and peek around the house, on a clear sunny day in Gorenjska… The Aspinalls music choice: The Maccabees - "Pelican". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcp8SE_FxBg and Hiatus - "River": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlz-F5O27Gc You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:25:54 +0000 Meet the Aspinalls, an English family in Slovenia Thu is the name of a young Vietnamese woman who says that destiny brought her to Slovenia. She fell in love with a Slovene in the UK and then decided to move to Slovenia. Thu has no regrets about her decision, and soon after her arrival she ambitiously set out to open a Vietnamese restaurant in Maribor. Thu says Slovenians eat too much potatoes and meat, and that she loves everything that's »domače«. In the end, it’s always all about food… Thu's music choice: Phuong Vy - "Sai Gon Dep Lam". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdM1II_QnYI You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/09/MeetThuTranaVietnameseinSlovenia1678182.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 609 clean Thu is the name of a young Vietnamese woman who says that destiny brought her to Slovenia. She fell in love with a Slovene in the UK and then decided to move to Slovenia. Thu has no regrets about her decision, and soon after her arrival she ambitiously set out to open a Vietnamese restaurant in Maribor. Thu says Slovenians eat too much potatoes and meat, and that she loves everything that's »domače«. In the end, it’s always all about food… Thu's music choice: Phuong Vy - "Sai Gon Dep Lam". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdM1II_QnYI You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Meet Thu Tran, a Vietnamese in Slovenia Demetrius King says he made the right decision 12 years ago. He took a chance to work as a ballet dancer in Europe, and has never looked back. Originally from New Zealand, Demetrius also went through a change of careers in Slovenia - from ballet dancing to computer science. He says everything is possible, and that one shouldn't be confined to his one job. Demetrius now looks forward to setting up a family and spending the rest of his days in Maribor. Find out more about living in a town that feels like an extension to your living room… Dimi's music choice: Radiohead You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/23/MeetDemetriusKingaNewZealanderinSlovenia1671424.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 594 clean Demetrius King says he made the right decision 12 years ago. He took a chance to work as a ballet dancer in Europe, and has never looked back. Originally from New Zealand, Demetrius also went through a change of careers in Slovenia - from ballet dancing to computer science. He says everything is possible, and that one shouldn't be confined to his one job. Demetrius now looks forward to setting up a family and spending the rest of his days in Maribor. Find out more about living in a town that feels like an extension to your living room… Dimi's music choice: Radiohead You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:35:00 +0000 Meet Demetrius King, a New Zealander in Slovenia From the sunny beaches of Puerto Rico to the green hills of Slovenia. Meet Sue Ann Cvetko, a Puerto Rican living in Podčetrtek. She says the country life has grown on her and works with her Slovene husband as a chiropractic in Maribor. Sue has two sons growing up in Podčetrtek, says Slovenia is like a painting, and describes Slovenians as warm and hard-working;) Sue Ann's music choice: Cultura Profetica - "La Espera". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxypVAeGGI4 You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/07/MeetSueAnnCvetkoaPuertoRicaninSlovenia1663620.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 535 clean From the sunny beaches of Puerto Rico to the green hills of Slovenia. Meet Sue Ann Cvetko, a Puerto Rican living in Podčetrtek. She says the country life has grown on her and works with her Slovene husband as a chiropractic in Maribor. Sue has two sons growing up in Podčetrtek, says Slovenia is like a painting, and describes Slovenians as warm and hard-working;) Sue Ann's music choice: Cultura Profetica - "La Espera". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxypVAeGGI4 You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 6 Mar 2019 10:25:33 +0000 Meet Sue Ann Cvetko, a Puerto Rican in Slovenia From one city of love to another, and all because of love! Meet Yuliya Nesterova, originally from Turkmenistan, now living in Ljubljana! Moving from a desert climate to rainy Ljubljana was not a problem for Yuliya. She married a Slovenian and says it's now time to create new memories in Slovenia ;) Join us in the next Land of Dreams, as we visit Ljubljana's open market and sit down for a cup of tea… Yuliya's music choice: Fools Garden - "Lemon Tree". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCDIt50hRDs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/23/MeetYuliyaNesterovaaRussian-TurkmeninSlovenia1659145.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 522 clean From one city of love to another, and all because of love! Meet Yuliya Nesterova, originally from Turkmenistan, now living in Ljubljana! Moving from a desert climate to rainy Ljubljana was not a problem for Yuliya. She married a Slovenian and says it's now time to create new memories in Slovenia ;) Join us in the next Land of Dreams, as we visit Ljubljana's open market and sit down for a cup of tea… Yuliya's music choice: Fools Garden - "Lemon Tree". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCDIt50hRDs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 24 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Meet Yuliya Nesterova, a Russian-Turkmen in Slovenia Absolutely no regrets! That's what Cesar Krauer says. He's originally from Switzerland, now living in Spodnji Duplek! He arrived here around two years ago, after deciding to spend his retirement years in a country not as expensive as Switzerland. Cesar says it's easier to get in contact with people outside big cities. He stays fit by working out in a gym and jogging. He also regularly visits the Kulturni Dom in neighboring Dvorjane, where they have cooking classes, dance, play chess and learn languages. Meet Cesar Krauer and his trombone in the next Land of Dreams! You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/12/MeetCesarKraueraSwissinSlovenia1654574.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 601 clean Absolutely no regrets! That's what Cesar Krauer says. He's originally from Switzerland, now living in Spodnji Duplek! He arrived here around two years ago, after deciding to spend his retirement years in a country not as expensive as Switzerland. Cesar says it's easier to get in contact with people outside big cities. He stays fit by working out in a gym and jogging. He also regularly visits the Kulturni Dom in neighboring Dvorjane, where they have cooking classes, dance, play chess and learn languages. Meet Cesar Krauer and his trombone in the next Land of Dreams! You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0000 Meet Cesar Krauer, a Swiss in Slovenia You may know her;) Mariah is a popular vlogger originally from California now living in Ljubljana! Mariah came to Slovenia in 2011, after getting married to a guy called Luka Dolenc. She says Slovenians are really communicative, open and honest when expressing themselves. Mariah loves štruklji and says Ljubljana is most beautiful in the summer. She has nothing against the winter, but says it lasts too long and that it sometimes feels like its cold from October to June. A big hug to Mariah Dolenc, a mother of two girls, who openly shares her experience of living in Slovenia with others:) Mariah's music choice: Phantom Planet - "California". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-S8CIU7VA You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/01/11/MeetMariahDolencanAmericaninSlovenia1642777.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 679 clean You may know her;) Mariah is a popular vlogger originally from California now living in Ljubljana! Mariah came to Slovenia in 2011, after getting married to a guy called Luka Dolenc. She says Slovenians are really communicative, open and honest when expressing themselves. Mariah loves štruklji and says Ljubljana is most beautiful in the summer. She has nothing against the winter, but says it lasts too long and that it sometimes feels like its cold from October to June. A big hug to Mariah Dolenc, a mother of two girls, who openly shares her experience of living in Slovenia with others:) Mariah's music choice: Phantom Planet - "California". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-S8CIU7VA You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:30:00 +0000 Meet Mariah Dolenc, an American in Slovenia Mathieu Boulay is a Frenchman living in Ljubljana - the small scale version of Paris!!! He arrived here eight years ago and after finishing his master's degree studies at the University of Ljubljana, Mathieu decided to stay on and continue living in the Slovenian capital. Mathieu is a freelance language teacher and says the quality of life in Slovenia is much better than in France. He doesn't have a car and uses public transport, says skiing is not his thing, but does look forward to spending this Christmas in Ljubljana;) Mathieu's music choice: Nina Pušlar - "To mi je všeč". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sErniAExkZI You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/18/MeetMathieuBoulayaFrenchmaninSlovenia1633817.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 565 clean Mathieu Boulay is a Frenchman living in Ljubljana - the small scale version of Paris!!! He arrived here eight years ago and after finishing his master's degree studies at the University of Ljubljana, Mathieu decided to stay on and continue living in the Slovenian capital. Mathieu is a freelance language teacher and says the quality of life in Slovenia is much better than in France. He doesn't have a car and uses public transport, says skiing is not his thing, but does look forward to spending this Christmas in Ljubljana;) Mathieu's music choice: Nina Pušlar - "To mi je všeč". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sErniAExkZI You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Meet Mathieu Boulay, a Frenchman in Slovenia In the next episode of Land of Dreams we touch on social issues and the need for collective effort. Speaking with us from a gallery in Maribor are two visual artists, Alejandra Salinas from Spain and Aeron Bergman from the US, and their three-year-old daughter Agnes;) Their music choice: John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVarQbNAwU&t=1209s You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/11/30/MeettheUS-SpanishBergmanSalinasfamily1627085.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 709 clean In the next episode of Land of Dreams we touch on social issues and the need for collective effort. Speaking with us from a gallery in Maribor are two visual artists, Alejandra Salinas from Spain and Aeron Bergman from the US, and their three-year-old daughter Agnes;) Their music choice: John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVarQbNAwU&t=1209s You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Meet the US-Spanish Bergman Salinas family One day two Canadians decided to spend a year in Europe. They narrowed down their choice to five countries, and the lucky winner turned out to be Slovenia. We met up with Trixie, the female half of this Canadian couple, on a misty morning in Ljubljana to tell us more about her decision and experience so far. Trixie works in the film industry as a screenwriter. Moving into a new culture and relying on freelance work is a challenge, but Trixie says that the welcoming Slovenes, her room with a castle view, charming cafes, hiking possibilities and the Olimpija women's rugby team, do make her feel good in Slovenia :) So good, that they're even considering prolonging that one year… Trixie's music choice: Lxola - "Follow". You can listen to the full song here: https://soundcloud.com/lxolamusic You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/16/MeetTrixiePacisaCanadianinSlovenia1621333.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 627 clean One day two Canadians decided to spend a year in Europe. They narrowed down their choice to five countries, and the lucky winner turned out to be Slovenia. We met up with Trixie, the female half of this Canadian couple, on a misty morning in Ljubljana to tell us more about her decision and experience so far. Trixie works in the film industry as a screenwriter. Moving into a new culture and relying on freelance work is a challenge, but Trixie says that the welcoming Slovenes, her room with a castle view, charming cafes, hiking possibilities and the Olimpija women's rugby team, do make her feel good in Slovenia :) So good, that they're even considering prolonging that one year… Trixie's music choice: Lxola - "Follow". You can listen to the full song here: https://soundcloud.com/lxolamusic You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Trixie Pacis, a Canadian in Slovenia Why does Kristi Kruusmaa, an Estonian, keep returning to Slovenia? How come she still can't get a driving license, but still wants to live here? And what do Bosnia and cancer research have to do with her being in Slovenia? Find out more when we visit Kristi in Ljubljana. Kristi's music choice: Muse - "Undisclosed Desires". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OOWcsFj0U You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/03/MeetKristiKruusmaaanEstonianinSlovenia1616224.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 586 clean Why does Kristi Kruusmaa, an Estonian, keep returning to Slovenia? How come she still can't get a driving license, but still wants to live here? And what do Bosnia and cancer research have to do with her being in Slovenia? Find out more when we visit Kristi in Ljubljana. Kristi's music choice: Muse - "Undisclosed Desires". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OOWcsFj0U You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 4 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Kristi Kruusmaa, an Estonian in Slovenia Kirsten Hempkin, originally from Scotland, has been living and teaching in Slovenia for around 22 years now. She works at the Faculty of Arts in Maribor, is a mother of two, the wife of a philosopher, and lives by a river. Kirsten has no regrets about coming to Slovenia, says her children have become little Slovenes, and doesn't see going back to Scotland as an option for her family. Find out more about Kirsten, her thoughts on Slovenia and Slovenian students, as she takes us inside the faculty building… Kirsten's music choice: The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0 You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/22/MeetKirstenHempkinaScotinSlovenia1611659.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 616 clean Kirsten Hempkin, originally from Scotland, has been living and teaching in Slovenia for around 22 years now. She works at the Faculty of Arts in Maribor, is a mother of two, the wife of a philosopher, and lives by a river. Kirsten has no regrets about coming to Slovenia, says her children have become little Slovenes, and doesn't see going back to Scotland as an option for her family. Find out more about Kirsten, her thoughts on Slovenia and Slovenian students, as she takes us inside the faculty building… Kirsten's music choice: The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0 You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Meet Kirsten Hempkin, a Scot in Slovenia Life is about happiness and you can't find happiness just anywhere. But the Kyushevs say you can find it in Slovenia. The Kyushevs, who hold dual Bulgarian/UK citizenship, made a conscious choice to move from London to Slovenia, after falling in love with its nature, people and way of life. Asen, who is otherwise a nutritionist, says Slovenia gets the best of both Bulgaria and England - charming people and nature, and a better structured society and standard of living. One year since the start of their Slovenian adventure, the five-member family now has a house in Vosek, a garden and fruit trees, and the plan is to continue growing from Slovenia. The Kyushevs' music choice: Valya Balkanska - "Izlel e delyu haidutin". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdBeSqRGIqs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/10/MeettheKyushevsaBulgarianfamilyinSlovenia1606628.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 658 clean Life is about happiness and you can't find happiness just anywhere. But the Kyushevs say you can find it in Slovenia. The Kyushevs, who hold dual Bulgarian/UK citizenship, made a conscious choice to move from London to Slovenia, after falling in love with its nature, people and way of life. Asen, who is otherwise a nutritionist, says Slovenia gets the best of both Bulgaria and England - charming people and nature, and a better structured society and standard of living. One year since the start of their Slovenian adventure, the five-member family now has a house in Vosek, a garden and fruit trees, and the plan is to continue growing from Slovenia. The Kyushevs' music choice: Valya Balkanska - "Izlel e delyu haidutin". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdBeSqRGIqs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:30:00 +0000 Meet the Kyushevs, a Bulgarian family in Slovenia Randy Mowers is a New Yorker who now lives in Sevnica. His nickname is the Ambassador of American BBQ in Slovenia;) Randy previously worked at Wall Street, served in the US military, and is now director of the Slovenian-American BBQ Society. He says Slovenia operates at a different speed and that living here is a learning process, but also something he enjoys very much. Neus's music choice: Pink Floyd - "Echoes". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBqE9xGtiQ You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/13/MeetRandyMowersanAmericaninSlovenia1596436.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 711 clean Randy Mowers is a New Yorker who now lives in Sevnica. His nickname is the Ambassador of American BBQ in Slovenia;) Randy previously worked at Wall Street, served in the US military, and is now director of the Slovenian-American BBQ Society. He says Slovenia operates at a different speed and that living here is a learning process, but also something he enjoys very much. Neus's music choice: Pink Floyd - "Echoes". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBqE9xGtiQ You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Randy Mowers, an American in Slovenia Coming to Slovenia for Neus Barcons Roca was a cultural shock. People in this country don't hug, they eat only when they're hungry, and you can't really get around unless you have a car?. But she does keep coming back to Slovenia, and the reason for that is a guy called Matjaž??. Neus is a dancer and choreographer who performs on stages across Europe. She occasionally also teaches dance in Slovenia and one of the things that impresses her the most is the positive energy and work ethics of the young Slovenian dance students! Neus's music choice: Katalena - "Lisica". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCOQVnB1uuM You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/05/MeetNeusBarconsRocaaCatalaninSlovenia1593373.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 596 clean Coming to Slovenia for Neus Barcons Roca was a cultural shock. People in this country don't hug, they eat only when they're hungry, and you can't really get around unless you have a car?. But she does keep coming back to Slovenia, and the reason for that is a guy called Matjaž??. Neus is a dancer and choreographer who performs on stages across Europe. She occasionally also teaches dance in Slovenia and one of the things that impresses her the most is the positive energy and work ethics of the young Slovenian dance students! Neus's music choice: Katalena - "Lisica". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCOQVnB1uuM You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 5 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Meet Neus Barcons Roca, a Catalan in Slovenia Imagine the world as one big open village, through the eyes and thoughts of Idrissa Wade from Senegal. Idrissa has been in Europe for many years now, first in Italy, then in Nova Gorica, and now in Ptuj. He says Africa is the future, but likes Ptuj for its history, culture, quietness and friendly people. Idrissa is doing his best to connect Slovenia with Africa and his native Senegal through various projects, and says some of the things Slovenia could import from Senegal are positivity, and the respect for elders. Idrissa's music choice: Guisse/Kreslin/Leonardi - "Sweetest Taboo". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofm8fXnBWLM&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/18/MeetIdrissaWadeaSenegaleseinSlovenia1567543.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 713 clean Imagine the world as one big open village, through the eyes and thoughts of Idrissa Wade from Senegal. Idrissa has been in Europe for many years now, first in Italy, then in Nova Gorica, and now in Ptuj. He says Africa is the future, but likes Ptuj for its history, culture, quietness and friendly people. Idrissa is doing his best to connect Slovenia with Africa and his native Senegal through various projects, and says some of the things Slovenia could import from Senegal are positivity, and the respect for elders. Idrissa's music choice: Guisse/Kreslin/Leonardi - "Sweetest Taboo". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofm8fXnBWLM&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Idrissa Wade, a Senegalese in Slovenia Talha Ahmad is a Dutch citizen of Pakistani origin who calls Slovenia his home. As a faithful Muslim, Talha works for an association which informs people about Islam, trying to eliminate the many misconceptions and misunderstandings connected to his religion. He says the reactions of Slovenians to his work are mostly positive. Talha says his biggest challenge in Slovenia was the language, and has now learned that the best time for shoveling snow is before it turns into ice! Tahla's music choice: Nazam - "Mera naam poochho to main Ahmady hoon (Ahmady ki tareef)". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5GBPHmSOo&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/05/MeetTalhaAhmadaPakistaniinSlovenia1562976.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 582 clean Talha Ahmad is a Dutch citizen of Pakistani origin who calls Slovenia his home. As a faithful Muslim, Talha works for an association which informs people about Islam, trying to eliminate the many misconceptions and misunderstandings connected to his religion. He says the reactions of Slovenians to his work are mostly positive. Talha says his biggest challenge in Slovenia was the language, and has now learned that the best time for shoveling snow is before it turns into ice! Tahla's music choice: Nazam - "Mera naam poochho to main Ahmady hoon (Ahmady ki tareef)". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5GBPHmSOo&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 5 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Meet Talha Ahmad, a Pakistani in Slovenia Learning to live with less in the beautiful Soča Valley. Meet Stefaan Vuylsteke, a young Belgian who decided to quit his job and come live in Slovenia. A Belgian bringing back to life a 100-year-old house in the village of Čiginj, near Tolmin. It was his love for flying that first brought him to Slovenia, and his love for a girl that made him stay in Slovenia. Keeping him company in this country, which reminds him of New Zealand, are also his dog and two ducks… Stefaan's music choice: Elvis Jackson - "This time". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjpkgAD1KlE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/21/MeetStefaanVuylstekeaBelgianinSlovenia1557131.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 548 clean Learning to live with less in the beautiful Soča Valley. Meet Stefaan Vuylsteke, a young Belgian who decided to quit his job and come live in Slovenia. A Belgian bringing back to life a 100-year-old house in the village of Čiginj, near Tolmin. It was his love for flying that first brought him to Slovenia, and his love for a girl that made him stay in Slovenia. Keeping him company in this country, which reminds him of New Zealand, are also his dog and two ducks… Stefaan's music choice: Elvis Jackson - "This time". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjpkgAD1KlE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 21 May 2018 10:15:00 +0000 Meet Stefaan Vuylsteke, a Belgian in Slovenia Maha Ahmed is young lady from Yemen, now living in Slovenia. Despite the cultural differences, she says she feels comfortable and at home in Slovenia. Maha is also devoted to her religion and wears a hijab and long dress. She says the staring eyes don't bother her anymore. Maha has been in Slovenia for around three years now, is already fluent in Slovene, and would like to pursue a career as a pharmacist. Maha's music choice: Fairuz - "Samra'u Maha". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBoQymR5pXo&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/19/MeetMahaAhmedaYemeniinSlovenia1545514.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 597 clean Maha Ahmed is young lady from Yemen, now living in Slovenia. Despite the cultural differences, she says she feels comfortable and at home in Slovenia. Maha is also devoted to her religion and wears a hijab and long dress. She says the staring eyes don't bother her anymore. Maha has been in Slovenia for around three years now, is already fluent in Slovene, and would like to pursue a career as a pharmacist. Maha's music choice: Fairuz - "Samra'u Maha". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBoQymR5pXo&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Meet Maha Ahmed, a Yemeni in Slovenia More than three years ago Tom Norman went on a trip visiting eight different countries and spending time in more than 10 different cities. The one that left the biggest impression on him was Ljubljana. So, Tom came back, and has now been living in Slovenia for the last two and half years. He says Ljubljana is more than just a home, but a place which has helped him grow and develop as a person. Tom now shares with others his experience as a person, his thoughts and feelings, through his How To Be Human project. Tom's music choice: The Killers - "Human". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIZdjT1472Y You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/09/MeetTomNormananEnglishmaninSlovenia1541378.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 467 clean More than three years ago Tom Norman went on a trip visiting eight different countries and spending time in more than 10 different cities. The one that left the biggest impression on him was Ljubljana. So, Tom came back, and has now been living in Slovenia for the last two and half years. He says Ljubljana is more than just a home, but a place which has helped him grow and develop as a person. Tom now shares with others his experience as a person, his thoughts and feelings, through his How To Be Human project. Tom's music choice: The Killers - "Human". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIZdjT1472Y You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 9 Apr 2018 09:23:00 +0000 Meet Tom Norman, an Englishman in Slovenia Yana Volovich had a job in Kiev. But after only a month at the job she decided to quit and come spend a year in Slovenia. As an EVS volunteer Yana spends her time traveling around the country and shooting promotional videos for Slovenian hostels. Yana says Slovenia is beautiful, but a bit empty at nights. She misses eating the fish from back home. Born and raised in Crimea, Yana says her relationship with other people is more important than issues like nationality, and says the world is her home. Music: https://www.bensound.com You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/22/MeetYanaVolovichaUkrainianinSlovenia1524225.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 522 clean Yana Volovich had a job in Kiev. But after only a month at the job she decided to quit and come spend a year in Slovenia. As an EVS volunteer Yana spends her time traveling around the country and shooting promotional videos for Slovenian hostels. Yana says Slovenia is beautiful, but a bit empty at nights. She misses eating the fish from back home. Born and raised in Crimea, Yana says her relationship with other people is more important than issues like nationality, and says the world is her home. Music: https://www.bensound.com You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Yana Volovich, a Ukrainian in Slovenia Dancing as a therapy. Jordi Brito Corominas has been sharing the benefits of dance in Slovenia for more than 10 years now. Nestled in a peaceful village in the hills of Goričko, overlooking the rest of Prekmurje, Jordi says living in a city is no longer an option. Not even in his native Barcelona. He says he was called to come to Slovenia, and decided to follow that call and let life surprise him. Today Jordi has a Slovenian wife and daughter, cuts wood for the winter months, and even does some marketing work when he's not dancing. With an open heart, we joined Jordi and his group at one of his Circle Dance sessions… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/09/MeetJordiBritoCorominasaCatalaninSlovenia1519011.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 681 clean Dancing as a therapy. Jordi Brito Corominas has been sharing the benefits of dance in Slovenia for more than 10 years now. Nestled in a peaceful village in the hills of Goričko, overlooking the rest of Prekmurje, Jordi says living in a city is no longer an option. Not even in his native Barcelona. He says he was called to come to Slovenia, and decided to follow that call and let life surprise him. Today Jordi has a Slovenian wife and daughter, cuts wood for the winter months, and even does some marketing work when he's not dancing. With an open heart, we joined Jordi and his group at one of his Circle Dance sessions… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Meet Jordi Brito Corominas, a Catalan in Slovenia Ernie Mendillo is a father of four, a musician, an American, and has been living in Slovenia for 19 years now. Ernie plays the Beatles and is usually out for the weekends but home during the week. He admits it is a strange work schedule, but it does make those moments when the family is together in Naklo even more special. One of the many first shocks for Ernie when he first came to Slovenia was the Slovenian music scene in the 1990s ;) He says the quality of life in Slovenia is much better than in the US, and that you can live a better life in Slovenia You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/01/27/MeetErnieMendilloanAmericaninSlovenia1513949.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 695 clean Ernie Mendillo is a father of four, a musician, an American, and has been living in Slovenia for 19 years now. Ernie plays the Beatles and is usually out for the weekends but home during the week. He admits it is a strange work schedule, but it does make those moments when the family is together in Naklo even more special. One of the many first shocks for Ernie when he first came to Slovenia was the Slovenian music scene in the 1990s ;) He says the quality of life in Slovenia is much better than in the US, and that you can live a better life in Slovenia You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 28 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Ernie Mendillo, an American in Slovenia A young Swedish activist, Benjamin Ladraa, has decided to quit his job, give a year of his life, and start walking from Sweden to Palestine! And right in the middle of his walk lies Slovenia! Benjamin is a man with a goal hoping for peace in the Middle East. But how have Slovenians welcomed him? What were his first impressions crossing into Slovenia and what has his experience so far been like? You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/01/10/MeetBenjaminLadraaaSwedewalkingthroughSlovenia1507297.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 541 clean A young Swedish activist, Benjamin Ladraa, has decided to quit his job, give a year of his life, and start walking from Sweden to Palestine! And right in the middle of his walk lies Slovenia! Benjamin is a man with a goal hoping for peace in the Middle East. But how have Slovenians welcomed him? What were his first impressions crossing into Slovenia and what has his experience so far been like? You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Meet Benjamin Ladraa, a Swede walking through Slovenia Tom Williams is an American from Hawaii living in Maribor. He's a freelance programmer, married to a Slovenian and a father of two. And while Slovenia may lack diversity, he says it does have great food and drinks. One thing he loves about Maribor is that it's a real sports town. Tom does not play the ukulele, but he does have a great Christmas story about how he ended up in Slovenia… ;) Tom's music choice: Keali‘i Reichel - "Kawaipunahele". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IFoZK3t-Uk You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/19/MeetTomWilliamsanAmericaninSlovenia1499026.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 539 clean Tom Williams is an American from Hawaii living in Maribor. He's a freelance programmer, married to a Slovenian and a father of two. And while Slovenia may lack diversity, he says it does have great food and drinks. One thing he loves about Maribor is that it's a real sports town. Tom does not play the ukulele, but he does have a great Christmas story about how he ended up in Slovenia… ;) Tom's music choice: Keali‘i Reichel - "Kawaipunahele". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IFoZK3t-Uk You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Meet Tom Williams, an American in Slovenia The smell of trees, mud and moisture… That's just one of the things Joyitri loves about living in Slovenia. Compared to her home town Kolkata, Slovenia is also clean, safe, and full of good wine, chocolate and cosmetics. We caught up with Joyitri, a PhD student in Maribor, just before flying back to India to get married:) Join us for a cup of tea with Joyitri and her Indian friend Pal at the Maribor student campus… Joyitri's music choice: Nusrat & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - "Mere Rashke Qamar". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kP6G8D8OxE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/01/MeetJoyitriSarkaranIndianinSlovenia1487908.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 547 clean The smell of trees, mud and moisture… That's just one of the things Joyitri loves about living in Slovenia. Compared to her home town Kolkata, Slovenia is also clean, safe, and full of good wine, chocolate and cosmetics. We caught up with Joyitri, a PhD student in Maribor, just before flying back to India to get married:) Join us for a cup of tea with Joyitri and her Indian friend Pal at the Maribor student campus… Joyitri's music choice: Nusrat & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - "Mere Rashke Qamar". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kP6G8D8OxE You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 2 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Joyitri Sarkar, an Indian in Slovenia Navid is happy to be in Slovenia, and happy to be in Maribor. He came to Slovenia as a refugee from Iran after a long and treacherous journey together with his young wife. His daughter was born in Ljubljana shortly after their arrival. Today Navid is an active young man, involved in cultural and cooking projects, is a master degree student in international management, and his favourite free-time activity is going to the gym! Navid's music choice: Mohsen Chavoshi - "Beraghsa". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5bmqkX-Pfs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/11/18/MeetNavidAhmadsomalianIranianinSlovenia1474311.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 555 clean Navid is happy to be in Slovenia, and happy to be in Maribor. He came to Slovenia as a refugee from Iran after a long and treacherous journey together with his young wife. His daughter was born in Ljubljana shortly after their arrival. Today Navid is an active young man, involved in cultural and cooking projects, is a master degree student in international management, and his favourite free-time activity is going to the gym! Navid's music choice: Mohsen Chavoshi - "Beraghsa". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5bmqkX-Pfs You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000 Meet Navid Ahmadsomali, an Iranian in Slovenia When a Brazilian met a Slovenian in Alaska… That's how Marta Berglez's story of coming to Slovenia begins… Marta is a Brazilian, spreading Brazil's culture and heritage in Slovenia. Marta says Slovenian men are good husbands, despite the fact that her husband works on a ship and spends much time away from home. Marta's daughter Nina goes to school in Ljubljana and already speaks three languages. Marta does miss the company of friends and family, the sea, certain Brazilian dishes… but on the day we visited her she did have the ingredients to make us some excellent Caipirinha;) Marta's music choice: Adriana Calcanhotto - "Cariocas". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyx63i8BV5A You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/11/03/MeetMartaBerglezaBrazilianinSlovenia1468497.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 672 clean When a Brazilian met a Slovenian in Alaska… That's how Marta Berglez's story of coming to Slovenia begins… Marta is a Brazilian, spreading Brazil's culture and heritage in Slovenia. Marta says Slovenian men are good husbands, despite the fact that her husband works on a ship and spends much time away from home. Marta's daughter Nina goes to school in Ljubljana and already speaks three languages. Marta does miss the company of friends and family, the sea, certain Brazilian dishes… but on the day we visited her she did have the ingredients to make us some excellent Caipirinha;) Marta's music choice: Adriana Calcanhotto - "Cariocas". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyx63i8BV5A You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 4 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Marta Berglez, a Brazilian in Slovenia Meet Australian Neil Churches, the son of »The Crow«. The Crow that was captured in WWII and held prisoner in Maribor between 1941-1944. The Crow that later staged the biggest escape of the 20th century. Neil is a frequent visitor to Slovenia, which he feels as his second home. His wish is to turn his father's escape route into an international walking trail for people to experience, see the beauties, and taste the generosity of Slovenia. Neil's music choice: The Beatles - "With A Little Help From My Friends". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkyqRP8S93Y You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/10/23/MeetAustralianNeilChurchesthesonofTheCrow1464102.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 529 clean Meet Australian Neil Churches, the son of »The Crow«. The Crow that was captured in WWII and held prisoner in Maribor between 1941-1944. The Crow that later staged the biggest escape of the 20th century. Neil is a frequent visitor to Slovenia, which he feels as his second home. His wish is to turn his father's escape route into an international walking trail for people to experience, see the beauties, and taste the generosity of Slovenia. Neil's music choice: The Beatles - "With A Little Help From My Friends". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkyqRP8S93Y You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Australian Neil Churches, the son of The Crow Ljubov (love) is in Slovenia. They call her Ljuba, and she comes from Russia. Ljuba is an EVS volunteer working in a children's adventure park in Maribor. She loves the Slovenian ice cream and bakeries, and is surprised how well Slovenians speak English. After spending a year in Slovenia, Ljuba says she would like to continue living abroad, anywhere and everywhere... Ljubov's music choice: Hurts - "Stay". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nP3XB7hrFo You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/10/11/MeetLjubovIgnatevaaRussianinSlovenia1459726.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 488 clean Ljubov (love) is in Slovenia. They call her Ljuba, and she comes from Russia. Ljuba is an EVS volunteer working in a children's adventure park in Maribor. She loves the Slovenian ice cream and bakeries, and is surprised how well Slovenians speak English. After spending a year in Slovenia, Ljuba says she would like to continue living abroad, anywhere and everywhere... Ljubov's music choice: Hurts - "Stay". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nP3XB7hrFo You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Ljubov Ignateva, a Russian in Slovenia Today in Land of Dreams: Ahmed previously worked as a diving instructor in Sharm el Sheikh, where he met Ana, a Slovenian on vacation in Egypt. The two went out one night, stayed in contact, visited each other, and are now living together in a village near Škofja Loka. In less than a year Ahmed Lotfy has successfully completed his Slovenian language course and found a job in Ljubljana. The rain scares him, he misses the Egyptian night life, but loves the Trojane doughnuts and Maribor football team... Meet Ahmed and his Slovene wife Ana, and join our tour of Radio Si:) Ahmed's music choice: Amr Diab - "Nour El Ein". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLJA-srM_yM You can also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/09/26/MeetAhmedLotfyanEgyptianinSlovenia1453392.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 557 clean Today in Land of Dreams: Ahmed previously worked as a diving instructor in Sharm el Sheikh, where he met Ana, a Slovenian on vacation in Egypt. The two went out one night, stayed in contact, visited each other, and are now living together in a village near Škofja Loka. In less than a year Ahmed Lotfy has successfully completed his Slovenian language course and found a job in Ljubljana. The rain scares him, he misses the Egyptian night life, but loves the Trojane doughnuts and Maribor football team... Meet Ahmed and his Slovene wife Ana, and join our tour of Radio Si:) Ahmed's music choice: Amr Diab - "Nour El Ein". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLJA-srM_yM You can also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:10:00 +0000 Meet Ahmed Lotfy, an Egyptian in Slovenia Jan Aigner is an Austrian celebrity chef who decided to move to Koper, Slovenia! And not only that, together with his partner Andrea, the two have also opened a restaurant! Living and working by the sea was their dream all along. They shared the same passion and now have their very own restaurant - Okus. Learn more about their story in the latest "Land of Dreams" episode! Jan's music choice: Seed - "Wonderful Life". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4fxsrJajY You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/06/19/MeetJanAigneranAustrianinSlovenia1418100.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 580 clean Jan Aigner is an Austrian celebrity chef who decided to move to Koper, Slovenia! And not only that, together with his partner Andrea, the two have also opened a restaurant! Living and working by the sea was their dream all along. They shared the same passion and now have their very own restaurant - Okus. Learn more about their story in the latest "Land of Dreams" episode! Jan's music choice: Seed - "Wonderful Life". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4fxsrJajY You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Jan Aigner, an Austrian in Slovenia Mahmoud Kasabji and his son arrived from Syria as refugees two years ago. When they had to choose between Ljubljana and Maribor, they chose Maribor. Mahmoud works in an Arabic fast food restaurant called Levant, and his son M'hamed studies languages and would like to be an optrician. At the age of 57, Mahmoud's only wish in life is to give his children a good future and to live in peace. Mahmoud's music choise: Wafeek Habib - "7abat Al Toot". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRxlRQWH8g&list=RDQMRgSzIC9ChTo You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/06/04/MeetMahmoudKasabjiaSyrianinSlovenia1411939.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 446 clean Mahmoud Kasabji and his son arrived from Syria as refugees two years ago. When they had to choose between Ljubljana and Maribor, they chose Maribor. Mahmoud works in an Arabic fast food restaurant called Levant, and his son M'hamed studies languages and would like to be an optrician. At the age of 57, Mahmoud's only wish in life is to give his children a good future and to live in peace. Mahmoud's music choise: Wafeek Habib - "7abat Al Toot". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRxlRQWH8g&list=RDQMRgSzIC9ChTo You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Mahmoud Kasabji, a Syrian in Slovenia Slovenia has changed Alejandra Ramos. She has become more active and more involved in outdoor activities, she travels and hikes more, and has also become a vegan while living in Slovenia. Alejandra Ramos is a Mexican from Acapulco living in Slovenia. She's a PhD math student at the University of Primorska in Koper, currently spending a semester in Ljubljana. Alejandra says she feels good and safe in Slovenia, and has the feeling that Slovenians really like Mexicans… Alejandra's music choise: Natalia Lafourcade - "Hasta la raíz". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmPci5VXz0&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/05/22/MeetAlejandraRamosaMexicaninSlovenia1406745.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 539 clean Slovenia has changed Alejandra Ramos. She has become more active and more involved in outdoor activities, she travels and hikes more, and has also become a vegan while living in Slovenia. Alejandra Ramos is a Mexican from Acapulco living in Slovenia. She's a PhD math student at the University of Primorska in Koper, currently spending a semester in Ljubljana. Alejandra says she feels good and safe in Slovenia, and has the feeling that Slovenians really like Mexicans… Alejandra's music choise: Natalia Lafourcade - "Hasta la raíz". You can listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmPci5VXz0&feature=youtu.be You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Meet Alejandra Ramos, a Mexican in Slovenia Paul Veenvliet is Dutch biologist offering wildlife trips in Slovenia! Paul says he has been in love with the great outdoors eversince he was a child. After meeting his Slovene wife he decided to move to Slovenia and has been here for 14 years now. He has two sons and lives in the Bloke Plateau. Paul is involved in numerous nature conservation and education projects. He stresses the importance of experiencing nature, in order to want to protect it. Find out more about the nature that surrounds you and join us one of his tours as we visit the springs of Lake Cerknica! You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/05/06/MeetPaulVeenvlietaDutchmaninSlovenia1400962.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 639 clean Paul Veenvliet is Dutch biologist offering wildlife trips in Slovenia! Paul says he has been in love with the great outdoors eversince he was a child. After meeting his Slovene wife he decided to move to Slovenia and has been here for 14 years now. He has two sons and lives in the Bloke Plateau. Paul is involved in numerous nature conservation and education projects. He stresses the importance of experiencing nature, in order to want to protect it. Find out more about the nature that surrounds you and join us one of his tours as we visit the springs of Lake Cerknica! You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 7 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Paul Veenvliet, a Dutchman in Slovenia Donathan Lawrence Brown is a young American in Europe, a Fulbright visitng professor in Maribor. Born and raised in Chicago, Donathan later moved to New York. He teaches about race in American politics and is currently teaching at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Maribor. So, is Slovenia on the map of American politics? Can Slovenia benefit from having the First Lady? Donathan says he's happy to have chosen to come to Maribor, a place off the beaten tourist track. He says he loves the old town charm, the slower pace of life and looks forward to discovering the region… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/04/22/MeetDonathanLawrenceBrownanAmericaninSlovenia1396041.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 564 clean Donathan Lawrence Brown is a young American in Europe, a Fulbright visitng professor in Maribor. Born and raised in Chicago, Donathan later moved to New York. He teaches about race in American politics and is currently teaching at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Maribor. So, is Slovenia on the map of American politics? Can Slovenia benefit from having the First Lady? Donathan says he's happy to have chosen to come to Maribor, a place off the beaten tourist track. He says he loves the old town charm, the slower pace of life and looks forward to discovering the region… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:30:00 +0000 Meet Donathan Lawrence Brown, an American in Slovenia Max Zimani is a Zimbabwean trying to make a positive change in Slovenia. Max first came to Ljubljana as a student 33 years ago. Today he is a father of four, a restaurant manager, a musician and an activist helping migrants in Slovenia. He's part of the Skuhna social business and the Zavod Global education institute, through which he strives to help Slovenia make the shift towards a more positive and open society… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/04/10/MeetMaxZimaniaZimbabweaninSlovenia1391198.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 702 clean Max Zimani is a Zimbabwean trying to make a positive change in Slovenia. Max first came to Ljubljana as a student 33 years ago. Today he is a father of four, a restaurant manager, a musician and an activist helping migrants in Slovenia. He's part of the Skuhna social business and the Zavod Global education institute, through which he strives to help Slovenia make the shift towards a more positive and open society… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +0000 Meet Max Zimani, a Zimbabwean in Slovenia Istvan Kovacs is a mathematician who prior to coming here had never been in Slovenia before and had only seen the sea once in his life. He had no idea what to expect coming to Slovenia. Together with his wife they packed everything they had and moved their home from Hungary to the Slovenian coast. Today, Istvan Kovacs is a Hungarian living by the sea! He works at the University of Primorska in Koper and lives in Izola. Istvan loves the sea colours, the air, the wind and the Mediterranean way of life. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/03/27/MeetIstvanKovacsaHungarianinSlovenia1385532.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 579 clean Istvan Kovacs is a mathematician who prior to coming here had never been in Slovenia before and had only seen the sea once in his life. He had no idea what to expect coming to Slovenia. Together with his wife they packed everything they had and moved their home from Hungary to the Slovenian coast. Today, Istvan Kovacs is a Hungarian living by the sea! He works at the University of Primorska in Koper and lives in Izola. Istvan loves the sea colours, the air, the wind and the Mediterranean way of life. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Istvan Kovacs, a Hungarian in Slovenia Claudio Carletti is an Italian volleyball player finishing his professional career in Maribor. We met up with him and his Austrian partner Dagmar on a sunny day in Maribor. In the six months they have lived here they have nothing but compliments for Slovenia, its people and food:) Cladio has no regrets about coming to play and finishing his career in Maribor. He says that's the beauty of sport – you never know where you're going to end up… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/03/11/MeetClaudioanItalianandDagmaranAustrianinSlovenia1379480.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 595 clean Claudio Carletti is an Italian volleyball player finishing his professional career in Maribor. We met up with him and his Austrian partner Dagmar on a sunny day in Maribor. In the six months they have lived here they have nothing but compliments for Slovenia, its people and food:) Cladio has no regrets about coming to play and finishing his career in Maribor. He says that's the beauty of sport – you never know where you're going to end up… You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +0000 Meet Claudio, an Italian, and Dagmar, an Austrian, in Slovenia Anthony Bruno is a Nigerian living in Slovenia. In the two years he has been here he has lived in Ljubljana, Stična, Maribor and now Postojna! Using his own talents Bruno connects investors, businessmen and football scouts from Slovenia and Nigeria. Prior to coming here he worked in the UK for ten years, but once he set foot in Slovenia he made a decision to remain in Slovenia. He says it is here that he discovered that apart from work there is also life. Today with his Slovenian wife he has a company importing African drinks. The two also have a daughter, and Bruno's dream is to one day live in the Slovenian countryside and have is own tomatoes and chicken;) You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/02/23/MeetAnthonyBrunoaNigerianinSlovenia1372974.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 603 clean Anthony Bruno is a Nigerian living in Slovenia. In the two years he has been here he has lived in Ljubljana, Stična, Maribor and now Postojna! Using his own talents Bruno connects investors, businessmen and football scouts from Slovenia and Nigeria. Prior to coming here he worked in the UK for ten years, but once he set foot in Slovenia he made a decision to remain in Slovenia. He says it is here that he discovered that apart from work there is also life. Today with his Slovenian wife he has a company importing African drinks. The two also have a daughter, and Bruno's dream is to one day live in the Slovenian countryside and have is own tomatoes and chicken;) You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Anthony Bruno, a Nigerian in Slovenia Niels Barends is a psychologist from Amsterdam who lives in Slovenia. Niels has been here for more than two years now, he came because of a Slovenian lady, and his plan is to keep on living in Ljubljana for as long as he's alive. He decided to start making a living by opening his own psychology practice. Most of his patients are expats living in Slovenia, and so we asked him about the issues foreigners face here. A free session with some expat counseling by Niels Barends in today's Land of Dreams. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/02/11/MeetNielsBarendsaDutchmaninSlovenia1368268.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 546 clean Niels Barends is a psychologist from Amsterdam who lives in Slovenia. Niels has been here for more than two years now, he came because of a Slovenian lady, and his plan is to keep on living in Ljubljana for as long as he's alive. He decided to start making a living by opening his own psychology practice. Most of his patients are expats living in Slovenia, and so we asked him about the issues foreigners face here. A free session with some expat counseling by Niels Barends in today's Land of Dreams. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Niels Barends, a Dutchman in Slovenia Meet Natalie Nicholls, a British native speaker living and working in Koper! She came to Slovenia at the age of 18, not because of love, but in search of work and new experiences. Today she has her own language school, three children, a husband, and a dog! She loves teaching, the sunny weather on the coast, likes to go back to England, but says she feels at home in Koper. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/02/01/MeetNatalieNichollsanEnglishwomaninSlovenia1364490.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 615 clean Meet Natalie Nicholls, a British native speaker living and working in Koper! She came to Slovenia at the age of 18, not because of love, but in search of work and new experiences. Today she has her own language school, three children, a husband, and a dog! She loves teaching, the sunny weather on the coast, likes to go back to England, but says she feels at home in Koper. You can also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land-of-Dreams-209819855839296/ http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:30:00 +0000 Meet Natalie Nicholls, an English woman in Slovenia Is the grass really greener on the other side? Land of Dreams from the heart of bear country, and ice skating on a frozen river! Meet Mark Volcansek, a Canadian living in Kočevje. Mark's father and mother, originally from Brežice, immigrated to Canada in the 1960s. As the youngest of four children Mark decided to make the journey back to Slovenia. Today he has a Slovenian wife and daughter, all happily living in Kočevje. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/01/17/MeetMarkVolcansekaCanadianinSlovenia1358776.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 687 clean Is the grass really greener on the other side? Land of Dreams from the heart of bear country, and ice skating on a frozen river! Meet Mark Volcansek, a Canadian living in Kočevje. Mark's father and mother, originally from Brežice, immigrated to Canada in the 1960s. As the youngest of four children Mark decided to make the journey back to Slovenia. Today he has a Slovenian wife and daughter, all happily living in Kočevje. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Mark Volcansek, a Canadian in Slovenia Meet Marko Mandir, a Croatian opera singer living and working in Maribor. He came to Slovenia 13 years ago because of a woman. Today he sings in the Slovene National Theatre, in a Croatian »klapa« in Maribor, and from time to time also at funerals… Marko is no longer with the woman that brought him here, but has no regrets about coming to Slovenia. He loves to go skiing and hiking with his son, and hopes for a good winter with lots of snow. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/12/31/MeetMarkoMandiraCroatianinSlovenia1352486.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 637 clean Meet Marko Mandir, a Croatian opera singer living and working in Maribor. He came to Slovenia 13 years ago because of a woman. Today he sings in the Slovene National Theatre, in a Croatian »klapa« in Maribor, and from time to time also at funerals… Marko is no longer with the woman that brought him here, but has no regrets about coming to Slovenia. He loves to go skiing and hiking with his son, and hopes for a good winter with lots of snow. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000 Meet Marko Mandir, a Croatian in Slovenia After Beijing and New York in Slovenia! A violinist since the age of 4, Dan Zhu has been playing music for 30 years now, performing on concert stages across the world. Dan says being in Slovenia makes him at ease and gives a good balance to his life. He also says that music is an endless discovery, and praises Slovenes as a musical people. Take a glimpse into the life of Dan Zhu from China, and discover some of Slovenia's musical folk heritage… You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/12/15/MeetDanZhuaChineseinSlovenia1346152.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 587 clean After Beijing and New York in Slovenia! A violinist since the age of 4, Dan Zhu has been playing music for 30 years now, performing on concert stages across the world. Dan says being in Slovenia makes him at ease and gives a good balance to his life. He also says that music is an endless discovery, and praises Slovenes as a musical people. Take a glimpse into the life of Dan Zhu from China, and discover some of Slovenia's musical folk heritage… You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30:00 +0000 Meet Dan Zhu, a Chinese in Slovenia This week we visit Bouziane Boughazi, an Algerian who has been living in Slovenia for 34 years now! He first arrived in Ljubljana as a student when this was still Yugoslavia. He then met his wife and eventually decided to settle down in Maribor. We sat down with Bouziane over a cup of Algerian tea and touched on the stress-free student life of the 1980s and the large African community of students at that time. Bouziane says there is big a difference between life then and life now, but says he feels as a Slovenian and hopes to live out his life in Slovenia. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/12/01/MeetBouzianeBoughazianAlgerianinSlovenia1339293.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 589 clean This week we visit Bouziane Boughazi, an Algerian who has been living in Slovenia for 34 years now! He first arrived in Ljubljana as a student when this was still Yugoslavia. He then met his wife and eventually decided to settle down in Maribor. We sat down with Bouziane over a cup of Algerian tea and touched on the stress-free student life of the 1980s and the large African community of students at that time. Bouziane says there is big a difference between life then and life now, but says he feels as a Slovenian and hopes to live out his life in Slovenia. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Bouziane Boughazi, an Algerian in Slovenia Simone Micheilin is a Dutch woman who says her home and roots are now in Slovenia! What happened was she arrived in Slovenia on a Saturday, saw a house on Sunday, went to the Upravna enota on Monday, and then left Slovenia on Tuesday knowing that she just bought a house in Rečica ob Savinji. After the initial shock she quickly fell in the love with the country and its people, and now works as a tour guide. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/11/15/MeetSimoneMicheilinaDutchwomaninSlovenia1332835.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 663 clean Simone Micheilin is a Dutch woman who says her home and roots are now in Slovenia! What happened was she arrived in Slovenia on a Saturday, saw a house on Sunday, went to the Upravna enota on Monday, and then left Slovenia on Tuesday knowing that she just bought a house in Rečica ob Savinji. After the initial shock she quickly fell in the love with the country and its people, and now works as a tour guide. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Simone Micheilin, a Dutch woman in Slovenia Alexander Brown is a retired opera singer now living in the village of Studeno near Postojna. Eighteen years ago he made the decision to replace the big city opera stages for a quiter life in Slovenia. Alexander is a British national, born in Egypt to an Italian/Maltese mother and a Scottish father. He says music is in the blood of Slovenes and is happy to live in a country surrounded by singing and so many great vocalists. One of those larger than life characters with a strong and gregarious personality, comfortably tucked away among the green hills and pastures that are Slovenia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/10/19/MeetAlexanderBrownaBritoninSlovenia1322107.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 679 clean Alexander Brown is a retired opera singer now living in the village of Studeno near Postojna. Eighteen years ago he made the decision to replace the big city opera stages for a quiter life in Slovenia. Alexander is a British national, born in Egypt to an Italian/Maltese mother and a Scottish father. He says music is in the blood of Slovenes and is happy to live in a country surrounded by singing and so many great vocalists. One of those larger than life characters with a strong and gregarious personality, comfortably tucked away among the green hills and pastures that are Slovenia. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Alexander Brown, a Briton in Slovenia Meet Gregoire Vincent and his faithful dog L.B. A French man and a Slovak dog. They followed the direction the wind was blowing and ended up on a farm in Slovenia. A man of nature, a shepherd, a farmer and an animal lover, Gregoire came to Slovenia to learn the language and be productive. He is a man who plants oak trees everywhere he goes. His close companion L.B. is his best and most loyal friend. Oh, praise be for the many different characters with which the Slovenian hills abound… videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/10/10/MeetGregioreVincentandL.B.aFrenchmanandaSlovakdoginSlovenia1317783.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 597 clean Meet Gregoire Vincent and his faithful dog L.B. A French man and a Slovak dog. They followed the direction the wind was blowing and ended up on a farm in Slovenia. A man of nature, a shepherd, a farmer and an animal lover, Gregoire came to Slovenia to learn the language and be productive. He is a man who plants oak trees everywhere he goes. His close companion L.B. is his best and most loyal friend. Oh, praise be for the many different characters with which the Slovenian hills abound… http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Gregiore Vincent and L.B., a French man and a Slovak dog in Slovenia Love. Przemek says love can change the world. Who is Przemek? He's a Polish citizen. Family name: Skowron. Currently in Bled working as a cook at a vegan fast food bar which he opened together with two other friends. Przemek came to Slovenia in search of spirituality. His dream of living by a lake and swimming in it everyday has come true. Przemek says the love revolution will start from Bled and then spread across the world. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/09/24/MeetPrzemekSkowronaPolishinSlovenia1311622.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 586 clean Love. Przemek says love can change the world. Who is Przemek? He's a Polish citizen. Family name: Skowron. Currently in Bled working as a cook at a vegan fast food bar which he opened together with two other friends. Przemek came to Slovenia in search of spirituality. His dream of living by a lake and swimming in it everyday has come true. Przemek says the love revolution will start from Bled and then spread across the world. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Przemek Skowron, a Polish in Slovenia What's it like living in Slovenia if you're a stay-at-home mother of two young children? Bernadette Šmon from Australia says it's not that easy. We visited Bernadette and her family in Radovljica, tried her banana bread, and discussed some of the positive and negative aspects of living in Slovenia. After living here for three years Bernadette says it’s now time for a change… videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/09/08/MeetBernadetteSmonanAustralianinSlovenia1305139.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 639 clean What's it like living in Slovenia if you're a stay-at-home mother of two young children? Bernadette Šmon from Australia says it's not that easy. We visited Bernadette and her family in Radovljica, tried her banana bread, and discussed some of the positive and negative aspects of living in Slovenia. After living here for three years Bernadette says it’s now time for a change… http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 9 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Bernadette Smon, an Australian in Slovenia A glimpse of the life of a German vet living in Slovenia… Meet Carolin Trojner, a young vet and a married mother of two. Carolin met her Slovenian husband in Germany, worked in Austria, and then slowly made her way down to Slovenia. She now lives in Maribor and works at the veterinary clinic in Pesnica pri Mariboru. She has a rabbit on her balcony, and says cats are more tricky to handle than dogs.. You can also follow Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/06/15/MeetCarolinTrojneraGermaninSlovenia1273080.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 579 clean A glimpse of the life of a German vet living in Slovenia… Meet Carolin Trojner, a young vet and a married mother of two. Carolin met her Slovenian husband in Germany, worked in Austria, and then slowly made her way down to Slovenia. She now lives in Maribor and works at the veterinary clinic in Pesnica pri Mariboru. She has a rabbit on her balcony, and says cats are more tricky to handle than dogs.. You can also follow Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Carolin Trojner, a German in Slovenia Marion Foucart is a French music journalist living in Ljubljana. She met her Slovenian husband in Ireland through the Erasmus student exchange program. The two then lived in Paris for five years before moving to Ljubljana. They now have two children and Marion says she would rather continue living in Ljubljana than go back to Paris. We found her at a coworking place in Ljubljana's Tobačna complex. We sat down for a drink and touched on the differences between Ljubljana and Paris and the music scene in Slovenia. Find ou more about Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/06/05/MeetMarionFoucartaFrenchinSlovenia1268752.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 640 clean Marion Foucart is a French music journalist living in Ljubljana. She met her Slovenian husband in Ireland through the Erasmus student exchange program. The two then lived in Paris for five years before moving to Ljubljana. They now have two children and Marion says she would rather continue living in Ljubljana than go back to Paris. We found her at a coworking place in Ljubljana's Tobačna complex. We sat down for a drink and touched on the differences between Ljubljana and Paris and the music scene in Slovenia. Find ou more about Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 5 Jun 2016 12:30:00 +0000 Meet Marion Foucart, a French in Slovenia Meet Marco, an Austrian, and Julia, a Russian, living in Ljubljana! Together:) They met in Ljubljana and have now moved into their new apartment just beneath Ljubljana Castle. They're full of praise for Slovenia and its capital. They like the good food, the traffic, the closeness of everything, the absence of stress, and the Mediterranean way of life! Marco & Julia on Land of Dreams - the 100th episode! You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2016/05/20/MeetMarcoanAustrianandJuliaaRussianlivinginSlovenia1260179.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 588 clean Meet Marco, an Austrian, and Julia, a Russian, living in Ljubljana! Together:) They met in Ljubljana and have now moved into their new apartment just beneath Ljubljana Castle. They're full of praise for Slovenia and its capital. They like the good food, the traffic, the closeness of everything, the absence of stress, and the Mediterranean way of life! Marco & Julia on Land of Dreams - the 100th episode! You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 21 May 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Marco, an Austrian, and Julia, a Russian, living in Slovenia Sanskriti Kumar has been a fighter all her life. Independent and living alone since high school, torn between cultures, combining school and work, life has now brought her to Ljubljana where she studies mass communication. Born in India to Indian parents, at the age of 10 she moved to Maribor with her father and sister. She says she no longer feels like a foreigner in Slovenia and says her plan is to stay in Europe. You can also follow Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/05/07/MeetSanskritiKumaranIndianinSlovenia1254553.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 639 clean Sanskriti Kumar has been a fighter all her life. Independent and living alone since high school, torn between cultures, combining school and work, life has now brought her to Ljubljana where she studies mass communication. Born in India to Indian parents, at the age of 10 she moved to Maribor with her father and sister. She says she no longer feels like a foreigner in Slovenia and says her plan is to stay in Europe. You can also follow Land of Dreams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 8 May 2016 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Sanskriti Kumar, an Indian in Slovenia Helene Erjavec has spent more years in Slovenia than in her native Switzerland. She first came to Slovenia in 1979 and has stayed in Lenart ever since. She followed her love, witnessed the creation of a new state, experienced the early-year shortages of food and products, and survived the air raids. She later became one of the first people to work on today's Radio Si, worked as a translator and language teacher. She now loves to paint, read, sing and is a loving grandmother. A true lady of the word, Helene Erjavec. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/04/15/MeetHeleneErjavecaSwissinSlovenia1245810.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 617 clean Helene Erjavec has spent more years in Slovenia than in her native Switzerland. She first came to Slovenia in 1979 and has stayed in Lenart ever since. She followed her love, witnessed the creation of a new state, experienced the early-year shortages of food and products, and survived the air raids. She later became one of the first people to work on today's Radio Si, worked as a translator and language teacher. She now loves to paint, read, sing and is a loving grandmother. A true lady of the word, Helene Erjavec. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Helene Erjavec, a Swiss in Slovenia Tibor was born as a foreigner, grew up us a foreigner, and still is a foreigner. However his positivity and ability to adapt are remarkable. Born in London to parents from Bosnia he says England has got everything anyone could ever want, but not for him. The great outdoors and love for nature are what made Tibor leave his comfort zone and come to Slovenia. Studying forestry in Ljubljana, this young man hopes to fulfill his dreams in Slovenia... videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/04/01/MeetTiborBabiaBritishBosnianinSlovenia1240228.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 587 clean Tibor was born as a foreigner, grew up us a foreigner, and still is a foreigner. However his positivity and ability to adapt are remarkable. Born in London to parents from Bosnia he says England has got everything anyone could ever want, but not for him. The great outdoors and love for nature are what made Tibor leave his comfort zone and come to Slovenia. Studying forestry in Ljubljana, this young man hopes to fulfill his dreams in Slovenia... http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 Meet Tibor Babić, a British Bosnian in Slovenia Backpacking and homeless in Luxembourg - content and happy in Slovenia! Scott Irwin is an Amerian who has been living in Maribor, Slovenia, for around one year now. Despite the fact that immigrating to Slovenia is no walk in the park, Scott has no regrets. This animation artist and 3D design teacher, originally from Phoenix, says Slovenians as a people are beautiful, loves the Soča River, and finds Maribor to be a progressive city. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/03/20/MeetScottIrwinanAmericaninSlovenia1235561.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 646 clean Backpacking and homeless in Luxembourg - content and happy in Slovenia! Scott Irwin is an Amerian who has been living in Maribor, Slovenia, for around one year now. Despite the fact that immigrating to Slovenia is no walk in the park, Scott has no regrets. This animation artist and 3D design teacher, originally from Phoenix, says Slovenians as a people are beautiful, loves the Soča River, and finds Maribor to be a progressive city. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:30:00 +0000 Meet Scott Irwin, an American in Slovenia Makenna Smutz is a young American from Kansas on a gap year in Slovenia. Although taking a year off before going into higher education, Makenna feels she is doing something with her time and making the most of the life she has. Traveling the world she met Špela from Grosuplje, who then invited her to come to Slovenia. We met up with Makenna for an evening out in Ljubljana;) videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/03/08/MeetMakennaSmutzanAmericaninSlovenia1229885.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 638 clean Makenna Smutz is a young American from Kansas on a gap year in Slovenia. Although taking a year off before going into higher education, Makenna feels she is doing something with her time and making the most of the life she has. Traveling the world she met Špela from Grosuplje, who then invited her to come to Slovenia. We met up with Makenna for an evening out in Ljubljana;) http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Tue, 8 Mar 2016 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Makenna Smutz, an American in Slovenia Thinking of starting a small business in Slovenia? What about a small craft brewery? Confidence and faith is what you need says Australian Matthew Charlesworth, the head of the family-owned Human Fish brewery. Arriving without any preconceptions of what Slovenians like he started making beer near Slovenj Gradec and then moved his brewery into an abandoned dairy in the centre of Vrhnika. Matthew has a van and spends his days delivering beer across the country. Traveling around he says Slovenia has a lot going for it and says he chooses to be in Slovenia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/02/20/MeetMatthewCharlesworthanAustralianinSlovenia1223096.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 652 clean Thinking of starting a small business in Slovenia? What about a small craft brewery? Confidence and faith is what you need says Australian Matthew Charlesworth, the head of the family-owned Human Fish brewery. Arriving without any preconceptions of what Slovenians like he started making beer near Slovenj Gradec and then moved his brewery into an abandoned dairy in the centre of Vrhnika. Matthew has a van and spends his days delivering beer across the country. Traveling around he says Slovenia has a lot going for it and says he chooses to be in Slovenia. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:00:00 +0000 Meet Matthew Charlesworth, an Australian in Slovenia Meet Mona and her faithful dog Tasha! In search of a better life and in order to protect her pets Mona fled Bucharest and arrived in Slovenia a couple of years ago. Mona and her pets are now happy in Slovenia and call it home. Mona says Slovenia reminds her of Romania in the 80s and is happy to be surrounded by good people. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/02/06/MeetMonaAlexaaRomanianinSlovenia1217675.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 613 clean Meet Mona and her faithful dog Tasha! In search of a better life and in order to protect her pets Mona fled Bucharest and arrived in Slovenia a couple of years ago. Mona and her pets are now happy in Slovenia and call it home. Mona says Slovenia reminds her of Romania in the 80s and is happy to be surrounded by good people. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Mona Alexa, a Romanian in Slovenia We go back memory lane to take a look at some of our guests and moments from our earlier shows... The Land of Dreams! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2016/01/08/LandofDreamsSpecialBestof.1205434.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 689 clean We go back memory lane to take a look at some of our guests and moments from our earlier shows... The Land of Dreams! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 8 Jan 2016 12:30:00 +0000 Land of Dreams Special (Best of...) Meet Anton Ooms, a Kiwi, who feels at home in Europe. He moved from New Zealand to Holland when he was 21, and has been on the continent ever since. He decided to sell everything and move to Slovenia when he met his Slovene wife in Holland. Today he lives in Prebold, has a daughter, and a 1978 Chevy Camaro in the garage. Anton says “so far, so good”. But he does admit that Slovenia is not an easy place to get used to. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/12/27/MeetAntonOomsaNewZealanderinSlovenia1200737.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 641 clean Meet Anton Ooms, a Kiwi, who feels at home in Europe. He moved from New Zealand to Holland when he was 21, and has been on the continent ever since. He decided to sell everything and move to Slovenia when he met his Slovene wife in Holland. Today he lives in Prebold, has a daughter, and a 1978 Chevy Camaro in the garage. Anton says “so far, so good”. But he does admit that Slovenia is not an easy place to get used to. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:00:00 +0000 Meet Anton Ooms, a New Zealander in Slovenia Hossein Mazarei is an Iranian who has been in Slovenia for over two years now. He met his Slovene wife while backpacking in Turkey. In recent months Hossein has been spending time between Brežice, Središče ob Dravi and Šentilj, with in between stops in Ljubljana, where he lives, and in Maribor. He currently works as an interpreter for Persian and English at the refugee camps in Slovenia. Our conversation with Hossein offers interesting views on Slovenian society, mentality and the current situation. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/12/11/MeetHosseinMazareianIranianinSlovenia1194369.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 657 clean Hossein Mazarei is an Iranian who has been in Slovenia for over two years now. He met his Slovene wife while backpacking in Turkey. In recent months Hossein has been spending time between Brežice, Središče ob Dravi and Šentilj, with in between stops in Ljubljana, where he lives, and in Maribor. He currently works as an interpreter for Persian and English at the refugee camps in Slovenia. Our conversation with Hossein offers interesting views on Slovenian society, mentality and the current situation. You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Hossein Mazarei, an Iranian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/12/02/MeetCatherineNakatoaUgandaninSlovenia1190496.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 627 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 2 Dec 2015 09:30:00 +0000 Meet Catherine Nakato, a Ugandan in Slovenia This week Land of Dreams heads out to meet the thousands of people coming into Slovenia and exiting it the very next day. Where is this wave of people going, what are they in search of, and why don't they choose to stay in Slovenia? Recorded at the refugee center in Šentilj during several visits, this week's guests come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran… You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/11/14/EnRoutetotheLandofDreams1183127.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 684 clean This week Land of Dreams heads out to meet the thousands of people coming into Slovenia and exiting it the very next day. Where is this wave of people going, what are they in search of, and why don't they choose to stay in Slovenia? Recorded at the refugee center in Šentilj during several visits, this week's guests come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran… You can also join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Land-of-Dreams/209819855839296 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:00:00 +0000 En Route to the Land of Dreams Wolfgang Zeike first came to Slovenia 11 years ago working for a famous German car brand. Later, when his employers wanted to relocate him to Korea, Wolfgang said no and quit his job! He fell in love with Slovenia and the region. Two years ago he took charge of the LPKF Laser & Electronics factory in Naklo. Today he's a happy man. He just bought a house in Šenčur and looks forward to spending the rest of his life in Slovenia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/11/01/WolfgangZeikeaGermaninSlovenia1177051.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 606 clean Wolfgang Zeike first came to Slovenia 11 years ago working for a famous German car brand. Later, when his employers wanted to relocate him to Korea, Wolfgang said no and quit his job! He fell in love with Slovenia and the region. Two years ago he took charge of the LPKF Laser & Electronics factory in Naklo. Today he's a happy man. He just bought a house in Šenčur and looks forward to spending the rest of his life in Slovenia. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:30:00 +0000 Wolfgang Zeike, a German in Slovenia It is rare that you come across such a charming lady as Hazel Ann. A lady who has seen and experienced plenty, a lady who carries inside her so much from the last 70 years. We found her in Štanjel, where she has been living for the past 11 years, away from the bustling city life. Living with an Italian husband in a small home which was previously a barn, Hazel Ann Fancourt says one doesn’t need a lot to be happy in life. To be surrounded with good friends, peace and beauty is important, but one thing she could definitely do without, is the Bora wind;) videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/10/18/MeetHazelAnnFancourtanEnglishwomaninSlovenia1171142.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 663 clean It is rare that you come across such a charming lady as Hazel Ann. A lady who has seen and experienced plenty, a lady who carries inside her so much from the last 70 years. We found her in Štanjel, where she has been living for the past 11 years, away from the bustling city life. Living with an Italian husband in a small home which was previously a barn, Hazel Ann Fancourt says one doesn’t need a lot to be happy in life. To be surrounded with good friends, peace and beauty is important, but one thing she could definitely do without, is the Bora wind;) http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Hazel Ann Fancourt, an English woman in Slovenia Halfway between Nova Gorica and Ajdovščina is Branik, near Branik is the village of Preserje, and in Preserje you will find the White Cow gallery and Jon Hatfull. An Englishman, an artist, a DJ, a househusband. Jon has lived in Slovenia for over 10 years now, the first five of which in Bela Krajina. In the show Jon welcomes us in his home in Preserje, shows us around his gallery, and answers the real question, which is not why choose Slovenia, but why leave England! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/09/19/MeetJonHatfullanEnglishmaninSlovenia1158596.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 588 clean Halfway between Nova Gorica and Ajdovščina is Branik, near Branik is the village of Preserje, and in Preserje you will find the White Cow gallery and Jon Hatfull. An Englishman, an artist, a DJ, a househusband. Jon has lived in Slovenia for over 10 years now, the first five of which in Bela Krajina. In the show Jon welcomes us in his home in Preserje, shows us around his gallery, and answers the real question, which is not why choose Slovenia, but why leave England! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Meet Jon Hatfull, an Englishman in Slovenia This time we travel to Lendava to meet a young lady from Sudan by the name of Noon Gigir. Married to a Slovene, Noon says she has been well accepted by the community. But she isn't only enjoying the benefits of living in Slovenia. Noon is also giving something back to the community and has opened an NGO called "Integrated Vision" dealing with human rights and empowering migrant women in the region. To find out more about Noon listen to the show! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/09/06/MeetNoonGigiraSudaneseinSlovenia1150518.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 613 clean This time we travel to Lendava to meet a young lady from Sudan by the name of Noon Gigir. Married to a Slovene, Noon says she has been well accepted by the community. But she isn't only enjoying the benefits of living in Slovenia. Noon is also giving something back to the community and has opened an NGO called "Integrated Vision" dealing with human rights and empowering migrant women in the region. To find out more about Noon listen to the show! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:59:00 +0000 Meet Noon Gigir, a Sudanese in Slovenia This week we go to the Karst region. This week we meet Ilario Noviello, a former demolition guy and security guard at a cocktail bar in Belfast. An Italian living in Slovenia looking after the family house. He loves the countryside and the vineyards, but speaks no Slovenian and has very little contact with the locals. Does he feel that he's in Slovenia at all? Regardless of the answer, Illario says he will never move away from here. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/06/26/MeetIlarioNovielloanItalianinSlovenia1127306.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 620 clean This week we go to the Karst region. This week we meet Ilario Noviello, a former demolition guy and security guard at a cocktail bar in Belfast. An Italian living in Slovenia looking after the family house. He loves the countryside and the vineyards, but speaks no Slovenian and has very little contact with the locals. Does he feel that he's in Slovenia at all? Regardless of the answer, Illario says he will never move away from here. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Ilario Noviello, an Italian in Slovenia From black heels - to tractor wheels! What happens when a highly educated city girl from Boston embarks on the adventure of farming in Slovenia? Serena Mehta did just that in the village of Jarenina! Thinning apples, pulling weeds, harrowing, slugs, spiders and bees.. Listen to hear about her experience, and to find out where holy Jerusalem, really is:) videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/06/13/MeetSerenaMehtaanAmericanfarminginSlovenia1122406.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 651 clean From black heels - to tractor wheels! What happens when a highly educated city girl from Boston embarks on the adventure of farming in Slovenia? Serena Mehta did just that in the village of Jarenina! Thinning apples, pulling weeds, harrowing, slugs, spiders and bees.. Listen to hear about her experience, and to find out where holy Jerusalem, really is:) http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Serena Mehta, an American farming in Slovenia Meet Mr. Falafel! Hisham Hasad is a Palestinian from Jerusalem who now lives and works in Slovenia. After spending many years in Ljubljana he then moved to Maribor, where he recently opened a fast food restaurant selling falafel sandwiches. He says one of the ways of presenting his culture is through food. Hisham is married to a Slovene, has two children, likes Slovene folk music, and says Slovenia is his second home. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/05/28/MeetHishamHamadaPalestinianinSlovenia1116312.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 534 clean Meet Mr. Falafel! Hisham Hasad is a Palestinian from Jerusalem who now lives and works in Slovenia. After spending many years in Ljubljana he then moved to Maribor, where he recently opened a fast food restaurant selling falafel sandwiches. He says one of the ways of presenting his culture is through food. Hisham is married to a Slovene, has two children, likes Slovene folk music, and says Slovenia is his second home. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 29 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Hisham Hamad, a Palestinian in Slovenia This week's Land of Dreams features two guests! Two ladies, Karen from the UK and Simona from Romania. Simona lives in the capital, Karen lives in a village near Žalec. But they both agree that Slovenians are too hard on themselves, they're both vegetarians, they're both learning Slovenian, and they were both in the Goriška Brda region on a sunny Saturday in May! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/05/17/MeetKarenfromtheUKandSimonafromRomania1111581.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 660 clean This week's Land of Dreams features two guests! Two ladies, Karen from the UK and Simona from Romania. Simona lives in the capital, Karen lives in a village near Žalec. But they both agree that Slovenians are too hard on themselves, they're both vegetarians, they're both learning Slovenian, and they were both in the Goriška Brda region on a sunny Saturday in May! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 17 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 Meet Karen from the UK and Simona from Romania The story of an Irishman, Dave Ryan, living in Slovenska Bistrica! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/05/03/MeetDaveRyananIrishmaninSlovenia1106165.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 570 clean The story of an Irishman, Dave Ryan, living in Slovenska Bistrica! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 3 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 Meet Dave Ryan, an Irishman in Slovenia A preacher in the land of dreams! Randy Bell is an American who has been living in Slovenia for around 16 years now. After spending many years in Maribor, he now lives in Velenje. He speaks good Slovene and loves the Slovenian mountains, food and nature. Randy is here to spread the message that there is hope in life and that God has a plan for us all… videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/04/19/MeetRandyBellanAmericaninSlovenia1101143.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 647 clean A preacher in the land of dreams! Randy Bell is an American who has been living in Slovenia for around 16 years now. After spending many years in Maribor, he now lives in Velenje. He speaks good Slovene and loves the Slovenian mountains, food and nature. Randy is here to spread the message that there is hope in life and that God has a plan for us all… http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:30:00 +0000 Meet Randy Bell, an American in Slovenia This week we meet Ignacio, better known as Inaki. He's not good at growing vegetables, but Slovenia has opened his eyes to wood and carpentry! Inaki works in a company he set up in Kranj developing eco-tourism resorts. He lives in a village near Šenčur with is Slovene wife and two children. And if you've ever wondered how much olive oil a Spaniard consumes per year, listen in... videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/04/06/MeetIgnacio-InakiaSpaniardinSlovenia1095864.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 598 clean This week we meet Ignacio, better known as Inaki. He's not good at growing vegetables, but Slovenia has opened his eyes to wood and carpentry! Inaki works in a company he set up in Kranj developing eco-tourism resorts. He lives in a village near Šenčur with is Slovene wife and two children. And if you've ever wondered how much olive oil a Spaniard consumes per year, listen in... http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Ignacio - Inaki, a Spaniard in Slovenia This week we go to Murska Sobota! Derek Smith is an Englishman who first came to Slovenia 22 years ago. He says those were the good old days when petrol was cheap and work was plentiful. Today Derek's Slovenian wife and two children want to live in the U.K. And they're not the only ones. He says many Slovenian and English families in the Prekmurje region have already moved out. Derek tries to explain the reasons why… videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/03/21/MeetDerekSmithanEnglishmaninSlovenia1089949.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 631 clean This week we go to Murska Sobota! Derek Smith is an Englishman who first came to Slovenia 22 years ago. He says those were the good old days when petrol was cheap and work was plentiful. Today Derek's Slovenian wife and two children want to live in the U.K. And they're not the only ones. He says many Slovenian and English families in the Prekmurje region have already moved out. Derek tries to explain the reasons why… http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Derek Smith, an Englishman in Slovenia This week on Land of Dreams you can hear the words and thoughts of Walter Chingwaru from Zimbabwe! He presently lives in Lahovna, near Celje. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/03/07/MeetWalterChingwaruaZimbabweaninSlovenia1084417.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 642 clean This week on Land of Dreams you can hear the words and thoughts of Walter Chingwaru from Zimbabwe! He presently lives in Lahovna, near Celje. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 8 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Walter Chingwaru, a Zimbabwean in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/02/22/MeetHenrikevonDewitzaGermaninSlovenia1079118.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 596 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 Meet Henrike von Dewitz, a German in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/02/07/MeetNoahCharneyanAmericaninSlovenia1073348.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 590 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 8 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 Meet Noah Charney, an American in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive02/2015/01/25/MeetIbrahimIzumaMaldivianinSlovenia1068025.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 627 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Meet Ibrahim Izum, a Maldivian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/12/28/MeetChrystianBarraganQuinteroaMexicaninSlovenia1058046.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 618 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Meet Chrystian Barragan Quintero, a Mexican in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/12/12/MeetShaniMareeVolavsekaSouthAfricaninSlovenia1052447.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 608 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Meet Shani Maree Volavšek, a South African in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/11/26/MeetPredragJovanovi-PedjaaSerbianinSlovenia1044988.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 561 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Meet Predrag Jovanović-Pedja, a Serbian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/11/16/MeetDawnandDavySimsaNorthernIrishcoupleinSlovenia1039988.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 573 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:40:00 +0000 Meet Dawn and Davy Sims, a Northern Irish couple in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/10/29/MeetDanielFeelingueaCameroonianinSlovenia1033485.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 605 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Meet Daniel Feelingue, a Cameroonian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/10/15/MeetJasonBlakeaCanadianinSlovenia1027501.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 616 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Meet Jason Blake, a Canadian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/10/06/MeetJyodisenMurdayaMauritianinSlovenia1023775.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 590 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Meet Jyodisen Murday, a Mauritian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/09/19/MeetAdeleGray1017748.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 610 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Meet Adele Gray After 9 years of living in Slovenia, Gabriel Lagunes Martinez, is on his way out. Finishing his studies he plans to go back to Mexico, his home country. But there are many things that Gabriel will take back with him, as it is in Slovenia that he has lived most of his adult life. Find out more about his story, and how we rode our bikes to the top of the hill! To infinity… and beyond! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/09/08/MeetGabrielLagunesMartinez1013539.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 593 clean After 9 years of living in Slovenia, Gabriel Lagunes Martinez, is on his way out. Finishing his studies he plans to go back to Mexico, his home country. But there are many things that Gabriel will take back with him, as it is in Slovenia that he has lived most of his adult life. Find out more about his story, and how we rode our bikes to the top of the hill! To infinity… and beyond! http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Meet Gabriel Lagunes Martinez An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/06/26/MeetNataliaVidKaloh,aRussianinSlovenia989335.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 620 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Meet Natalia Vid Kaloh, a Russian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/06/20/MeetSytzeJanLuske,aDutchmaninSlovenia987295.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 614 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Meet Sytze Jan Luske, a Dutchman in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/06/11/MeetAminGamal,anEgyptianinSlovenia983861.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 562 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Meet Amin Gamal, an Egyptian in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/06/06/982228.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 594 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Meet Uchu, an Uruguayan in Slovenia An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/05/28/978922.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 586 clean An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 28 May 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Sajles Šinkovec, a Northern Irish in Slovenia We spent a sunny Friday in Ljubljana with Lior, an Israeli, who has been living in Slovenia for around 6 years now. Lior's the man behind the Odprta Kuhna event - introducing foreign culinary to Slovenians, and offering Slovenia's best to foreign visitors. Walking between all the food stands and tasty smells and sounds Lior says he's happy in Ljubljana, and sees no reason not to continue living here. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2014/05/14/966968.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 605 clean We spent a sunny Friday in Ljubljana with Lior, an Israeli, who has been living in Slovenia for around 6 years now. Lior's the man behind the Odprta Kuhna event - introducing foreign culinary to Slovenians, and offering Slovenia's best to foreign visitors. Walking between all the food stands and tasty smells and sounds Lior says he's happy in Ljubljana, and sees no reason not to continue living here. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast Wed, 14 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Lior Kochavy, an Israeli in Slovenia RTVSLO - Radio SI no RTV, MMC info@rtvslo.si MMC RTV An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? An audio documentary presenting true stories about foreigners in Slovenia. We visit them, peek into their lives and daily routines. Take a different look at the people that have come from abroad! Has Slovenia fulfilled their expectations? Is it their land of dreams? sl Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:24:52 +0000 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast webmaster@rtvslo.si (Webmaster) Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:24:52 +0000 Land of dreams