Zarja: Finding Home in Idrija’s Welcoming Embrace Drejc Kokošar October 13, 2023

Zarja: Finding Home in Idrija’s Welcoming Embrace


Nestled in the heart of Slovenia, the picturesque town of Idrija has long been a place where interesting stories are brought to life. Zarja’s story is no different. Her journey to Idrija, inspired by love, is a tale of community and a deep affection for this unique blend of rural and urban living.

Author: Drejc Kokošar

Zarja’s journey to Idrija began with love. She met a man from the nearby town of Cerkno, and as their relationship deepened, they decided to continue their journey together in Idrija.

What makes Idrija truly special for Zarja is its harmonious blend of rural and urban life. As a lover of mountains, she found Idrija’s setting to be a perfect match for her interests. The town offers an abundance of green spaces and the tranquillity of the countryside while also providing essential urban amenities. It’s a place where you can be close to nature without sacrificing the conveniences of modern living.

Community is at the heart of Zarja’s experience in Idrija. She was drawn to the strong sense of togetherness that defines this town. It’s a place where people welcome newcomers with open arms and where you’ll never feel like an outsider. The warm embrace of the community creates the best possible company, fostering friendships and connections that last a lifetime.

Zarja is an active member of the Idrija community. She works part-time at the Youth Centre of Idrija, where she takes on the role of program coordinator. Her responsibilities include organising a wide range of events that cater to the diverse interests of the town’s youth. From concerts to outdoor cinema screenings and engaging workshops, she is deeply involved in enriching the cultural and social life of the town.

The town’s commitment to its community is evident in the numerous events and activities throughout the year. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a cinema lover, or someone who enjoys hands-on workshops, there is always something happening in Idrija. For Zarja, it is a place where one can live a unique and fulfilling life. It’s a town that welcomes newcomers with open arms and embraces them as one of their own.

The mix of rural and urban life, the lush green surroundings, the strong sense of community, and the constant stream of events have created a sense of belonging that she cherishes deeply. In her words, “People here are very proud of the town, and they want you to feel that way too.”