mistaken for a croatian actor, charmed everyone with my sweetest smile and a guy gave me a ring!
Ljubljana Travel Blog› entry 14 of 24 › view all entries
December 12th, 2009 – by: lauro
on the road, as barbara drove, jernej asked me and byiang if we ever heard about slovenian music, of course we told them that we havent, jernej looked for some stations in the radio if there's a slovenian song playing, there was - but a bit of country music lol. it wasnt before long, that we were in the outskirts of ljubljana but before departing back to venice at 2 am the following day, we decided to taste the nightlife of ljubljana, but not the one we had the other night, but a different one, because as we were chatting in travbuddy, barbara made a review of metelkova, it is a small area in ljubljana with a wild mix of people put in together with different sorts of wild music in the clubs! to be honest the last time i was in a club was in 2006! lol because i have to work in saturdays and im too tired and spent to go to clubs! but metelkova sounds like the club i was frequenting before - I MUST SEE IT!
it was a weird feeling, as we were back in the inner city ljubljana, because history really repeats itself! me and byiang just 2 nights ago we were here! lol barbara parked the car in an empty street, it was really quiet - considering it was a saturday.
then we crossed a road - and barbara said that we are now in a former jail in ljubljana which is converted into a hostel! cool! but we didnt stayed there because it is expensive unlike alibi hostel which was only 12 euros per night!
we passed the former prison/hostel and we arrived in metelkova! hmmmm it was basically empty! there were no people - but i can understand - it was too cold to be outside - but there was a club opened! its one of barbara's favorite! jallah jallah! (pronounced yala yala) it plays brum and bass! so we went inside and of course, as we went inside, excruciating stares were thrown at me and byiang lol as we - literally look different! wahahahahahaha. but never in my entire life - seen in such a VERY SMALL SPACE - so many people with dreadlocks! i love it!
we settled near the heater - and i have never been so grateful in my entire life as it is allowed to smoke inside the club! lol - the music was très bien!!!! since i like drum and bass sounds, chillout and vocal trance.
oh great, i know these type of guys, i am SURE he was going to "sell" me something - ive been there and done that, foreigners are often the preys of these people lol, but as i watched the movie "hostel" i know how to keep my guard lol hahahahaha.
i moved away from him a bit, then after a couple of minutes, he was just sitting but sleeping his way through the loud club! lol hahahahaha then the guy beside jernej talked to me - arrrrggghhhhhhhhh i dont speak slovenian i told jernej to tell him as jernej became our translator lol, i just ignored that dude! lol. hahahaha
me and byiang were moving in our seats at the beat of the music while barbara and jernej were enjoying the good music at jallah jallah, there was this guy who was jumping around the club, he was sooo tall and lanky! lol then he came to me....... arrghhhh oh nooooooooo I WAS A GUY MAGNET lol hahahahaha then he motioned for me to come closer to him, i was fucking reluctant of course! hahahaha but well, i need to be nice, or else maybe they wuld gang up and punch me if i didnt lol - then the guy said something to me, i told him i am sorry, but i dont speak slovenian - no slovenian i told him lol, then he came to barbara and told barbara something, then barbara laughed lol hahaha shit i was curious about that - maybe that guy was making fun of me lol.
as we were having fun and laughing, the guy beside jernej wouldnt stop talking to me lol, he really tried! lol byiang said that the guy looked like steven segal - i laughed so hard, so hard that i almost choked lol. but the guy was über friendly, kinda scary but he was nice. then, he motioned me to come to him, oh lord. amazingly, he took out a ring from one of his fingers, and he gave me a ring! lol i was stunned lol he was talking but i couldnt understand it, so jernej translated - that he is into the ring business and the ring he gave to me was an emerald ring! lol hahahahaha i tried hard really really really hard not to laugh - but i did! lol hahahaha i realyl dont know if he's lying all along, but it was a nice gesture really! i was touched, because - its, its just amazing how friendly and hospitable the people of slovenia really are! and probably if i dont accept it, i would be dead meat because i offended him! lol - he gave byiang too a ring! hahaha then me and byiang were laughing that probably someone's loose on the street looking for some stolen rings! wahahahaha
at about 12 minidnight, we called it a night as it was time to go, i thanked the guy for his nice gesture to us and told him the only slovenian word i knew - hvala - which is thank you and he was so happy! lol i'm glad i made someone happy that night lol and i was looking at the streets if someone was really looking for lost rings! lol.
barbara drove us to the central station, it was a very reluctant parting, as i dont really want to go back to venice - yet, i felt that, 2 days in slovenia was not enough for me, as we parted, we hugged and said goodbye to each other!!!! i am going to miss barbara and jernej, janja, barbara's family and all the wonderful and amazin people in slovenia!!! i told them that i would be really back in slovenia in the near future, i promised them!
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