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@sanya_lt

Who? @sanya_lt, person behind the @igslovenia project; admin, moderator, copywritter, photographer … the one who checks all photos tagged #igslovenia (and #slovenia, and #slovenija, and #ljubljana, #maribor … well … you get the point:) I have been using Instagram for a while, mostly as an administrator or moderator for other Instagram profiles (hubs) such as Photowall, Photowall_daily, DOF_addicts and – Igslovenia:)

I started the @igslovenia project in september 2012 when I discovered there is no profile on Instagram that would show the beauty of our country. Today @igslovenia is almost my job (just – an unpaid one:)) since I manage this page, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook account, answer all of your questions, share Instagram tips & tricks and – my favourite part – I show Instagrammers around the country:)

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Why Instagram? Because I just love it!:) It is the best community for sharing photos, discovering new places and connecting with people from all over the world. I use it to capture my travels (mostly across Slovenia, but also Croatia and Europe) and to discover new places with local Instagramers. So – wherever I go, I try to find somebody to show me around. And whenever somebody visiting Slovenia asks me for help, I do everything I can to help. I’ve even created my own photo-sport:)) It is called #chasingthephotographer!

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What … can I do for you? I can help you build your Instagram account, I can answer your questions about Slovenia, I can show you my country from Piran to Bohinj, from Soča Valley to Prekmurje region. My favourite place (and the place I know everything about) is Soča valley  but since I do like to discover new places and i do this almost every day – I think I can easily say – Slovenia is my home and I can show you around.

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Bukovnica Lake

When we asked our followers on Facebook where to go to get some nice photos in the Prekmurje region we got little response. We really have no idea why this beautiful region is not more popular (and known) among travellers and photographers in Slovenia since we already know it hides some amazing places. The first one that we have visited this weekend (and many times before) is Bukovnica Lake, a paradise for photographers. Specially in autumn!

Bukovnica Lake (in Slovene; Bukovniško jezero)  is a small, man-made lake measuring only 7 hectares, near Bukovnica na Goričkem. The lake is quite popular for fishing, you will see lots of people just sitting around the lake and enjoying the nature and there is an amazing adrenaline park in the forest just by the lake.

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There are many places to walk nearby  and the area around the lake is home to some energy points that are thought to have special energy that calms, relaxes  and has healing properties.

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One of our favourite spots just near the lake is the small Church of St. Vitus and the famous “Vitus’ Spring”. The church offers you many different views to take nice photos … hiding in deep woods that are changing colours through out the year.

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In autumn you just have to walk all the way around the lake. The colours and the light in the forest will make you take you one photo after another and you can find really nice hidden spots between the trees like trees literally growing out of the water.

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When you are done walking don’t forget to stop at the bar near the lake. They serve good coffee but most importantly – they do everything with a big smile. If you are looking for tips where to go next – that is the place to find them. (or – you can wait for our next post:)