Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a gorgeous city with a ‘small town’ feel that will charm the socks off you! While in Zagreb, my friend Mr M organised for us to go for a day trip to Ljubljana. Another friend of his, Miss V wanted to come along too, so the three of us hopped on a train and headed across the border. It was so strange for me coming from Australia, to need my passport for a 2 hour train journey! We passed by gorgeous green countryside, small farm plots, and little villages on our way to the capital.
Once there we did what every good Croatian does – get a drink! We then explored the charming town centre. We saw the main square, with the focal point being the statue of a famous Slovene poet called Preseren. We crossed a beautiful old bridge called the Dragon Bridge and saw some more of the lower town area. We then met Mrs K, a friend of mine from a travel website I belong to called Virtualtourist. It was so nice to put a face to the name of someone who I had been chatting to for quite a while! She was so lovely, and to this day we keep in touch. We also met up with Mrs J, an Australian virtualtourist member who we met a few days earlier in Zagreb. It was a real little gathering!
After spending some time with them, walking around, we went our separate ways and us original three climbed up the Ljubljana castle. The views from up here overlooking the city were great, and it was a nice spot to chill a bit.
As our day was coming to a close, we partook in the activity that we did when we first arrived – grab a drink. Lol We found a nice little bar/restaurant by the river and had some yummy cocktails this time. Needed to quench our thirst before the train ride home you know! I think this was my most favourite part of the whole day, simply sitting back, watching the people of this city, capturing in all the charm. Having a laugh with friends old and new. This was the Europe you come to experience. And luckily for me I will be back. To see Mrs K again, and to also visit a friend I have made online since my visit, the lovely Miss M. I look forward to seeing her and exploring even more of Slovenia. If it’s as good as my small taste of Ljubljana then I’m definitely excited for more!