One of the many bridges at night
We didn't really know what to expect when we arrived in Slovenia, we knew nothing about it at all, I'd just picked up a leaflet in Zadar about doing some activties in Slovenia and we decided to go! So we got our train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
, where we met two Scottish guys who were pretty much doing the same thing as us, going there on a whim. They hadn't booked accommodation so we went around with them looking for it. Unfortunately everything seemed to be booked up. We asked at the info point at the train station, and they gave us the address of one hostel. We walked there (about 15 mins in the baking sun. all with heavy packs!) and were then told it was full up. So they sent us to another one.
Some fantastic graffitti in one of the subways
Which was also booked up, so they sent us to ANOTHER one, which wasn't booked up, so we ended up sharing a room with the guys cos it was the only option available - we'd been lucky enough to grab the last room! Unfortunately one had very smelly feet and the other one snored, a lot! We left them after one night - it was to expensive for us (20€ a night!) - they went to the student squat (we never found out where it was, but apparently its well known and well-run!) and we researched couch-surfing. I can't remember where we first heard about it, it might have been the two Scots, but either way, we found the most amazing Couch Surfing host who lived in teh centre. He had an apartment that he was trying to rent out to students but that he was offering to Couch Surfers while he found someone.
Our CouchSurfing 'room'!! (the bed was round the corner)
So we had a whole room to ourselves - double bed, tv, fridge, sofas, everything. He gave us our keys said make yourself at home and left for work! It certainly helped us with our money and everything not having to pay for accommodation. He gave us a few suggestions as to what we should visit (there isn't a lot to see in the centre, but we went anyway). We also went looking for a laundrette (I can't remember why we didn't decide to hand wash our stuff like we had done for a month...) so anyway, we found one, gave over our revolting clothes (I really felt sorry for that guy!) and then we ended up paying 18€ for it - 2 loads, just wash and dry, no ironing or anything! So we nearly cried after that - saved on accommodation adn ended up spending it on clothes instead, we weren't happy at all!
Ljubljana is very much a student city so it was fairly quiet when we were there.
There were a few bars and restaurants, all quite nice, but fairly expensive, so we couldn't really make the most of it. (When I say expensive, it was expensive for us living on £14 a day for everything!!) There is the famous castle there, which we hiked up to in flip flops (seeing as we had no other choice!) and were slightly disappointed by the castle itself although the views from it were amazing. There was a pretty cool market as well, right in the centre, and then there is the old town, which is pretty nice too.
So after three nights in Ljubljana we got our transfer car to our campsite near Bovec.