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 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://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/11/30/MeettheUS-SpanishBergmanSalinasfamily1627085.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/16/MeetTrixiePacisaCanadianinSlovenia1621333.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/11/03/MeetKristiKruusmaaanEstonianinSlovenia1616224.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/22/MeetKirstenHempkinaScotinSlovenia1611659.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/10/MeettheKyushevsaBulgarianfamilyinSlovenia1606628.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/13/MeetRandyMowersanAmericaninSlovenia1596436.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/05/MeetNeusBarconsRocaaCatalaninSlovenia1593373.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/18/MeetIdrissaWadeaSenegaleseinSlovenia1567543.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/05/MeetTalhaAhmadaPakistaniinSlovenia1562976.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/21/MeetStefaanVuylstekeaBelgianinSlovenia1557131.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/19/MeetMahaAhmedaYemeniinSlovenia1545514.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/09/MeetTomNormananEnglishmaninSlovenia1541378.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/22/MeetYanaVolovichaUkrainianinSlovenia1524225.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/09/MeetJordiBritoCorominasaCatalaninSlovenia1519011.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/01/27/MeetErnieMendilloanAmericaninSlovenia1513949.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/01/10/MeetBenjaminLadraaaSwedewalkingthroughSlovenia1507297.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/19/MeetTomWilliamsanAmericaninSlovenia1499026.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/01/MeetJoyitriSarkaranIndianinSlovenia1487908.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/11/18/MeetNavidAhmadsomalianIranianinSlovenia1474311.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/11/03/MeetMartaBerglezaBrazilianinSlovenia1468497.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/10/23/MeetAustralianNeilChurchesthesonofTheCrow1464102.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/10/11/MeetLjubovIgnatevaaRussianinSlovenia1459726.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/09/26/MeetAhmedLotfyanEgyptianinSlovenia1453392.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/06/19/MeetJanAigneranAustrianinSlovenia1418100.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/06/04/MeetMahmoudKasabjiaSyrianinSlovenia1411939.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/05/22/MeetAlejandraRamosaMexicaninSlovenia1406745.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/05/06/MeetPaulVeenvlietaDutchmaninSlovenia1400962.mp3 RSI 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/ http://videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive03/2017/04/22/MeetDonathanLawrenceBrownanAmericaninSlovenia1396041.mp3 RSI 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 RSI 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 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast webmaster@rtvslo.si (Webmaster) Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Land of dreams