Anna in the tiny country of Slovenia sent me this postcard of the city of Ptuj. I would sooner call Ptuj a town, since it only has 23 000 residents. I always like aerial shots of Slovenia, as it always seems like such a magical little country. It was first settled during the stone age and then later, during the iron age, the celts settled in this region. By the first century BC, it was part of ancient Rome. With a long and turbulent history, Ptuj has seen Celts come and go, Romans, the Huns, the Eurasion Avars, Slavic tribes, the Franks, the Styrians, the Austria, the Turks and the Germans at one stage or another called this area home or tried to kill those who did call it home. It does seem like a place with an incredible history. Thanks Anna!
From Anja, who lives in Kranj, Slovenia, I received this beautiful and colourful postcard. This tiny little nation of 20,273 km2 and a population of just over 2 million people is wedged in between 2 of the most beautiful countries in the world (according to me of course), which are Italy and Croatia. From everything I have always seen from this country though, it has no reason to feel modest with those two countries next to it and this postcard serves as proof of that. Since independence of Yugoslavia, this country has gone a long way in democratising itself and its Human Development Index is super high. I really do hope that I will get to see this tiny little country! Hopefully that day will come very very soon!