What's a good souvenir from Slovenia? Who knows!“Tourists have a huge problem when it comes to buying souvenirs in Slovenia because they don't know what typical and traditional items are for the country,” according to Thursday’s Finance.
A poll of foreign tourists produced a strange mix of replies to the question: “What is a typical gift from Slovenia?”
An Israeli answered with a question of his own: “Are these carved wooden things typical gifts here?”
A Dutchman simply replied: “I have no clue what a typical gift from Slovenia would be.”
As examples of good Slovene souvenirs, the paper lists painted Easter eggs (pirhi), painted beehive panels (panjske končnice) and lace (Idrijske čipke), but adds that sales of souvenir items are falling from year to year because of a 20-percent souvenir tax which raises their price above what many tourists are willing to pay.
[Finance / 05.08.04 / Confused Tourists Seek Souvenirs, Finance / 05.08.04 / Turisti bi kupili spominke, a ne vedo, katere].