Ljubljana Travel Blog› entry 7 of 14 › view all entries
Ljublana was a great surprise. I donÄ‡t think either of us had really known what to expect from this small slovenian capital (only 15% of the population live here) but it was great. Great cafes and bars lining the riverbank.. old buildings and small enough to walk around very easily.
Getting to Ljubljana was not that easy though. An 9 hr train ride from budapest which went very slowly ( I think this is starting to be a theme with hungarian trains) while we watched lots of fast new looking numbers racing past us. And when we boarded the train , armed with our seat reservation for the long trp the carriage we were booked on didnÄ‡t exist. Luckily there were plenty of seats and we met some aussie girls who promptly helped us finish off the wine left over from Eger over the hours on the train.
It was easy to notice the difference as we entered Slovenia the stations looked more efficient and as weÄ‡d been told most people spoke english.. so it was very easy to get around.
A little lady on the walking tour told us all about the history and took us up to see the castle on the hill, we drank coffees and later beers in the lovely street cafes and visited the national museum to find out all about the history of the slovenian language.
We met up with our aussis friends again and headed off to a club in metclova (spelling?) city for some dab music.. we hadnÄ‡t heard of it but now know it is 'dark reggae'. pretty good but as it was a monday the place wasnt really that packed, a very interesting place to go out though if we were there on a better night. After one day of sightseeing we head to the alps (Julian Alps).