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Ljubljana Travel Blog

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The streets were full of cute cafes looking over the river. Felt very european.

Ljublana was a great surprise. I donćt 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 didnćt 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.

The view from the castle in ljubljana

It was easy to notice the difference as we entered Slovenia the stations looked more efficient and as wećd 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 hadnćt 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).

xhris94 says:
thanks for the insight into ljubljana! i've been before but i was a young child and i don't really remember it. i'm visiting again in just over 2 weeks and looking forward.

p.s. thanks for the warning about the train from budapest not having your carriage! im doing the same journey in the opposite direction so i am now warned! thanks again.

chris
Posted on: Jun 04, 2008
incha says:
the club is metelkova ;)
Posted on: Dec 30, 2007
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The view from the castle in ljublj…
The view from the castle in ljubl…
a very historical door to the chur…
a very historical door to the chu…
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the roof of the church.. beautifu…
old buildings, castle up top.
old buildings, castle up top.
The river running through Ljubjana
The river running through Ljubjana
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Lots of small children playing th…
Ljubljana
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