Lee: slovenia

Vendor City Guide: Ljubljana

The Big Issue has been reaching out to vendors across the street paper network to get the inside scoop on the cities they know best. Here, Kralji Ulice vendor Špela talks about Ljubljana in Slovenia.

#VendorWeek 2019: Slovenia’s Kralji Ulice captures snapshots of vendors

Slovenian street paper Kralji Ulice, based in Ljubljana, placed the focus directly on its vendors by taking their photograph and pairing the result with their answers to varied questions, from their goals for the year ahead, to their sales technique.

INSP Vendor Playlist: Piet de Vaan (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. Kralji Ulice’s Piet talks about why he chose Lost Frequencies’ ‘Reality’.

Our vendors: Edin (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Kralji Ulice vendor Edin first took up a pitch to sell street papers as part of his community service after having some trouble with the law. But now, he recognises that the chance to sell the magazine was a lucky opportunity to fall into.

Vendor moments 2017: “I succeeded with all the perseverance I have”

Budimir, a Kralji Ulice vendor in Ljubljana, became stateless after becoming a victim of the conflict that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia. He spent the past year fighting for compensation and justice.

Our vendors: Dejan (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Kralji Ulice vendor Dejan talks about his personal circumstances, how selling the paper has helped him to cope with unemployment and the reasons why he enjoys his work as a street paper vendor.

Ljubljana’s homeless tour guides: it’s wonderful to be part of #VendorWeek

As part of #VendorWeek, street paper vendors in Ljubljana acted as tour guides, showing members of the public another side of their city. They told Kralji Ulice about why they are getting involved, and their hopes for the tour.

Our vendors: Miha Štumberger (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

In Ljubljana, Miha finds that he sells more copies of street paper Kralji Ulice when he has his dog at his side, but she’s getting too old for the job.

Our vendors: Andrej Kralj (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Andrej makes a living selling Kralji Ulice in Slovenia. Both his name and his street paper proclaim him to be a king, but he says kids mostly think he’s Santa.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 12

#INSPadvent continues! Each day in December, we have messages from different street paper vendors. Open today’s window to visit Slovenia…

Glimpse the hidden side of Ljubljana with this homeless tour video

A different view of Ljubljana is uncovered in a new promotional video for Slovenian street paper Kralji Ulice’s ‘homeless tours’.