A Mystery Destination
Ljubljana Travel Blog› entry 25 of 32 › view all entries
July 8th, 2006 – by: coolguy
We caught a train from Vienna to Slovenia's capital, with its tongue-twisting name, Ljubljana. It was very amusing trying to explain to the German ticket lady where we wanted to go when we couldnt pronounce the name.
We did get to go exploring the next day and found we liked the city very much. Although it is the capital and contains all the necessary political and commercial buildings, it doesnt feel like a huge city, more like a fun town. There is a bit of graffiti in the public areas, but it is all very playful. I even spotted a space invader fresco! We started our city tour by visiting the fabulous outdoor market stalls for breakfast and lunch. Then we climbed up to the castle and checked out the great view from the tower. From up there you can see how hilly a country Slovenia is. We then wandered the town and took in all the famous sights we had never heard of, such as the Three Bridges, Preseren Square, and the Dragon Bridge (a fun bridge guarded by dragons and hippogryphs). We had a great time and found a nice vegetarian restaurant for dinner.
We've enjoyed our trip to this vibrant capital city and our next entry will be from another mysterious destination in Slovenia. Stay tuned!
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