Ljubljana- capital of Slovenia
I went to Slovenia in June 2006 on business. We stayed in Ljubljana
, which is a very quaint and beautiful city. We were visiting some clients there, so the first night, they took us on a tour of the city and to dinner at CUBO, which was excellent. Our client's brother owns the place and it's a short drive from downtown Ljubljana. It was really nice to have a local to show us around. Pretty much everyone speaks English there, which was a nice surprise! I didn't even get to use my "Dober dan's" that I had been practicing :) On our way out of town, we stopped at the Postojnia Caves at the suggestion of our client. This is one of the largest underground caves systems in the world. The tour takes about 2 hours, but it is definitely worth it! You get into these little trams that take you about a mile or 2 underground, then it lets you off and you walk back through the caves.
Really amazing sights down there, one of which is the famous "Human Fish" a freaky flesh colored salamander-looking creature with no eyes....weird! The caves are between the Italian border and Ljubljana, worth a look for sure! Slovenia was definitely an interesting side trip. I hear that Lake Bled is beautiful, so I may check that out the next time I'm in the area.