How to Slovene: Pot ob Žici

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May 7, 2018

Pot ob žici – pot spominov in tovarištva

The path along the wire - the path of memories and comradeship

By Kaja Trontelj, an 8th grade student from OŠ Franceta Bevka, Ljubljana

Pot ob žici ali pot spominov in tovarištva je povojni spomenik na čase, ko je bila Ljubljana obdana z bodečo žico.

The path along the wire or path of memories and comradeship is a post-war monument to mark the times when Ljubljana was surrounded by a barbed wire.

To je 32,5 km dolga nezahtevna pot okoli Ljubljane, ki vsako leto spomladi privabi več kot 30.000 udeležencev, od predšolskih otrok pa vse do starejših in izkušenih pohodnikov.

This is a 32.5 km long, undemanding route around Ljubljana, which attracts more than 30,000 people every spring, from pre-school children to older and experienced hikers.

Zlasti učenci se pomena pohoda okoli Ljubljane pogosto ne zavedamo dovolj.

Students in particular are often not aware of the importance of this walk around Ljubljana.

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Pot je speljana po nekdanjem ozemlju bodeče žice, ki je med 2. svetovno vojno ločila mesto Ljubljana od preostale domovine.

The path follows the line of the barbed wire which during the Second World War separated the city of Ljubljana from the rest of the country.

Ker je bilo takrat malo mest popolnoma okupiranih, ima okupacija Ljubljane pomembno mesto v zgodovini.

Since few towns were completely occupied, the occupation of Ljubljana has an important place in history.

Ljubljano je italijanska vojska za več kot tri leta ogradila z žico. Ta je kasneje postala simbol kljubovanja okupatorju, saj so partizani in ostali prebivalci žico prehajali po skrivnih prehodih.

Ljubljana was fenced in by the Italian army for more than three years. This later became a symbol of defiance of the occupiers, as the Partisans and other people crossed the wire using secret passages.

Tudi na naši šoli se učenci od 1. do 9. razreda vsako leto na začetku maja odpravimo na pot ob žici, le da s potjo začnemo na različnih lokacijah.

At our school, too, each year at the beginning of May students from the 1st to 9th grades follow the path along the wire, but start the journey at different locations.

Naš namen je, da v devetih letih prehodimo celotno pot.

Our goal is to walk the whole path over nine years.

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Kljub pomembnosti tega dogodka se veliko mojih sošolcev ne zaveda dovolj, česa se na ta dan spominjamo, kaj obeležujemo, med sabo pa se tudi ne pogovarjamo o pomenu poti ob žici.

Despite the importance of this event, many of my classmates are not really aware of what we remember on this day, what we mark, and we also do not talk about the meaning of the path along the wire.

Nam ta dan pomeni predvsem možnost za pogovor in druženje s prijatelji, pohoda pa se veselimo tudi, ker takrat ni pouka.

[Instead] this day is an opportunity to talk and socialise with friends, and we also look forward to the walk, because then there are no lessons.

Morali bi se večkrat spomniti na žico, ki je omejevala Ljubljano in preprečevala ljudem, da bi živeli svobodno življenje, kakršnega živimo danes.

We should have thought many times about the wire that cut off Ljubljana and prevented people from living the free life that we live today.

Morali bi se spomniti na ljudi, ki niso želeli živeti za žico v stalnem strahu pred okupatorji, na ljudi, ki so se odločili, da se bodo na lasten način uprli in s tem ustvarili simbol upora in kljubovanja.

We should remember the people who did not want to live inside the wire in constant fear of the occupiers, the people who decided to fight back in their own way and thereby create a symbol of resistance and defiance.

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To je resnični pomen poti ob žici: da ne bi nikoli pozabili njihovega življenja v nesvobodi, v strahu, tako kot tudi ne njihove kljubovalnosti in poguma.

This is the true meaning of the path along the wire: never to forget those lives without freedom, in fear, as well as their defiance and courage.

Pot ob žici je torej mnogo več kot samo pohod. Je čas, ko se spomnimo na okupacijo Ljubljane in na upor ljudi, ki so želeli živeti svoje življenje brez žic, ki bi jim omejevale svobodo.

The walk along the wire is therefore much more than just a hike. It is a time when we remember the occupation of Ljubljana and the rebellion of people who wanted to live their lives without wires that would limit their freedom.

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  • The first significant increase in foreign vehicles driving on Slovenian roads before the main summer tourist season is during the Easter holidays.

    We are therefore expecting increased traffic at the end of this week from Austria and Italy in the direction of the border crossings with Croatia and from Italy to Hungary.

    Holidays in certain parts of Europe start on Thursday, 29 March; therefore, we may expect increased traffic from Austria in the direction of Croatia. On Thursday, we also expect heavy freight traffic and long waiting lines at the border crossings with Croatia.
     

    Roads will be heavily burdened on Friday, 30 March. Heavy congestions can be expected on the Lower Carniola motorway at Dobruška vas due to construction works.
     

    Due to the end of the holidays in most European countries, traffic will be significantly increased in the opposite direction on Monday, 2 April, and Tuesday, 3 April. 


    The electronic tolling system is being implemented on 1 April and short road closures are to be expected during the night.

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    You can view the travel times on certain sections live on the website of the Traffic Information Centre at www.promet.si.

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    Please note that limitations for freight traffic in Slovenia also apply on Easter Friday and later on Sunday and Monday. There will be no limitations in Slovenia on Saturday.

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    Expected construction works and road closures


    A2, Ljubljana - Obrežje

    A full road closure is expected in the Dobruška vas - Drnovo section until 21 May, which will be carried out in five stages. Traffic shall run on the other half of the motorway in both directions. Due to the full closure of the section, the Smednik junction will host temporary passage. Due to the closure of junction sections A and B at the Smednik junction (the expected start of the construction works is at the beginning of April), a detour will run on state-owned roads. The Zaloke jug rest area will be closed for the duration of the closure.

    A2, Ljubljana - Karavanke

    From Monday, 16 April to Thursday, 19 April from 8am to 4pm there will be maintenance works in the Karavanke tunnel.
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    A1. Ljubljana - Koper, H4, Vipavska dolina

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    On the night of 1 April, traffic will be hindered at toll booths on the A1 at CP Vransko, CP Kompolje and CP Pesnica, on the A5 at CP Dragotinci, and on the A4 at CP Prepolje due to the implementation of the new traffic signalisation. CP Vransko will also have a half hour full closure in both directions at around midnight.

    Due to road patching works, traffic will be hindered at CP Vransko on Saturday, 31 March. 

    From Tuesday, 3 April to Saturday, 7 April, road patching works will commence on the A5 motorway at Vučja vas, Murska Sobota.
    On Saturday, 7 April, lines will be painted for the toll booths on the Styria motorway, while road patching works at CP Tepanje will commence on Sunday, 8 April.

    Prevention

    We are already seeing bikers on our roads and numerous national prevention initiatives to increase the safety of bikers are already taking place. The purpose of the initiatives is to make bikers aware of the importance of preparing appropriately at the start of the biker season, of wearing protective gear, of unexpected situations on the roads and of other participants in road traffic. More can be found at the link bikers.

    Speed as a risk factor remains one of the main reasons for traffic accidents and is an important contributor to the severity of consequences and the number of people severely or mortally injured in these accidents. Therefore we urge you to be attentive and to adjust your speed to the conditions on the road!

    Traffic information

    We suggest that you check the status of the roads using:
    - the website www.promet.si,
    - the PIC operator by dialling 1970 (the number is not free of charge) or the responder 080 22 44 (free of charge),
    - the mobile application DarsPromet+,
    - the social media (Twitter @promet_si and www.facebook.com/Vozimo.pametno),
    - the traffic information on radio stations.

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