‘Love is in the name of Slovenia, and we’ve had wonderful time’: Boris Johnson reveals he’s ‘climbed every available mountain’ and ‘jumped in the lakes’ while on honeymoon with wife Carrie
- The Prime Minister, 58, said he ‘thoroughly recommended’ visiting Slovenia
- Couple have stayed at the alpine report of Vila Planinka in the Jezersko region
- Mr Johnson paid ‘massive thank you’ for allowing them to ‘honeymoon in peace’
- He added: ‘We’ve climbed every available mountain, we’ve jumped in the lakes’
Boris Johnson has revealed ‘he’s climbed every available mountain’ and ‘jumped in the lakes’ during his honeymoon with wife Carrie in Slovenia.
The Prime Minister, 58, said he ‘thoroughly recommended’ visiting Slovenia as he holidays in the mountains to the north of the country.
The couple have stayed at the alpine report of Vila Planinka in the Jezersko region and have been treated like any normal customer, according to the hotel’s owner.
And in a speech today, Mr Johnson said ‘a massive thank you’ to the country for allowing he and Carrie to ‘honeymoon in peace and quiet’.
He told local media: ‘I wanted to say, first of all, a big thank you to all the Slovenian media for allowing us to have a honeymoon in peace and quiet, over the last few days.
‘We’ve had an absolutely wonderful time. I’m sorry, by the way, that my Slovenian is not very good. Dobar dan [good day].
‘We’ve had a wonderful honeymoon, thank you to everybody who’s helped us. We’ve climbed every available mountain, we’ve jumped in the lakes, we’ve been on bicycles and we’ve had a wonderful time.
Boris Johnson speaks to local media in Slovenia today as he thanked the country for allowing him and Carrie to ‘honeymoon in peace and quiet’
A handout picture released by Downing Street of Mr Johnson posing with Carrie following their wedding at Westminster Cathedral last year
‘I thoroughly recommend Slovenia. We’ve seen incredible things, huge caves and salamanders, the Postojnska caves I think I’m right in saying is the name of the caves.
‘I didn’t know about them. But you’ve got to go and see the Postojnska caves. Anyway, massive thank you to Slovenia, the only country that actually has love in the title of the country.
‘Love is in the name of Slovenia, and we’ve had wonderful time. (Slovenian) Hvala [thank you], everybody, thank you very much.’
The resort, situated in a valley around half an hour from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, promises a soothing ‘balance of energies’ and where guests dine on bear prosciutto.
It also offers vegan toiletries and tap water with the ‘highest magnesium content in Slovenia’ – said to be good for the heart.
Hotel owner Marjan Batagelj said: ‘The Prime Minister insisted we call him Boris. And he was sitting at tables that were empty. He had no special privileges here.
‘He was not picky, it seems to me that many hotel guests made some contact with him, he was a guest like everyone else.
‘It was a pleasant surprise for us, he wasn’t asking us to amend the hotel services because of his presence here.’
Downing Street today confirmed Mr Johnson personally paid for the post-wedding party ‘mini-moon’ at an eco-hotel – having earlier been unable to clarify whether the Prime Minister footed the bill himself.
Vila Planinka is a five-star boutique hotel where rooms cost from £242 to £542 a night.
It emphasises its ‘wellness’ offering and says visitors will ‘slow down, harmonising your rhythm with your inner balance’ thanks to ‘four energy points’ that were discovered ‘centuries ago’ in its backyard’.
None of the 23 rooms have wiring in the walls and Wi-Fi is available only in the lobby, while it is only set up in the rooms if you ask for it.