A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is a good idea. There is a wide variety of policies available, so check the small print. EU citizens on public health insurance schemes should note that they’re usually covered by reciprocal arrangements in Slovenia.
Some insurance policies specifically exclude ‘dangerous activities’, which can include motorcycling and even trekking, so check the small print.
You may prefer a policy that pays doctors or hospitals directly rather than you having to pay on the spot and claim later. If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation. Some policies ask you to call back (reverse charges) to a centre in your home country, where an immediate assessment of your problem can be made. Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance, and you may be able to reclaim the payment if the operator doesn’t deliver. Ask your credit-card company what it will cover.
Finding a public lavatory is not always easy in Slovenia, and when you do, you sometimes have to pay up to €0.50 to use it. They're free in central Ljubljana, however. All train stations have toilets as do most shopping centres and department stores. The standard of hygiene is usually good.
Slovenia is not a violent or dangerous society. Police say that 90% of all crimes reported in Slovenia involve theft, so take the usual precautions.
Be careful of your purse or wallet in busy areas like bus and train stations, and don’t leave it unattended on the beach, or in a hut while...