07/09/2023 – 10/09/2023
The next 3 days were spent in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. I will admit to being fairly ignorant of this city, but boy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ljubljana. It is the perfect mixture of picturesque, vibrant yet chill, and still seemingly fairly untouched by tourism (although, this has to change, surely). It has a beautiful large old town area with cars completely removed, which adds to the relaxed nature of things.
We arrived, and spent our first day wandering, getting the lay of the land, visiting the markets, and eating ice cream 🙂
The next day we did a day trip out of town to visit the stunning Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. The caves were MASSIVE, and it took us 15 minutes on a small train to get into the depths where we spent the next hour wandering through. Predjama Castle was a very different castle, it being embedded into the side of a different cave complex.
Our last full day in Ljubljana was again spent exploring, this time to the History museum, as well as the university library and a quick bolt to the top of the hill to visit the castle. I even sniffed out a local record store and bought a copy of what is regarded as the first punk band from this region, Pankrti, who originally formed in 1977.
Again, I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love this city. Definitely now one of my favourites in all of Europe.