I’m sad to say I’ve finally reached the last of my Slovenia posts. I will always hold this little country near and dear to my heart! I’m already looking forward to the day we are able to return. If you are interested in seeing more of Slovenia check out my Lake Bled posts here and here, and be sure to read about the coastal city of Piran here.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We stayed at the family-run Adora Hotel located in a central part of Ljubljana’s old town. The hotel was extremely comfortable and clean. The staff was amazing and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. You can see pictures from the hotel in my first Ljubljana post.
TRANSPORTATION: Getting around Ljubljana can be a bit tricky due to the fact roads are blocked to vehicles for the majority of the day. Pedestrians and bicyclists rule the roads, which was a nice change of pace. It’s not really a problem because Ljubljana’s old town isn’t very big. When first arriving, remember that you may have to carry your luggage a block or two after your taxi drops you off.
FOOD: My favorite foods in Ljubljana included gnocchi and salad. My friends and family were a bit more adventurous than me, when it came to ordering, and I was told that everything was delicious 😉 On the first night of our stay we found a restaurant called Vodnikov Hram where we enjoyed a lovely outdoor meal. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the restaurant we ate at during the second night, but it was good too.
HIGHLIGHTS:One of the best parts of being in Ljubljana was getting to enjoy some time with friends. It was so exciting to be in Europe with a large group! Although we spent a bit of time with them in Bled, with our wedding over we were really able to relax and enjoy the company. I wish we had been able to spend even more time together, but the nights we had were wonderful. A big group of us took a ride on the Ljubljanica River before meeting up with the rest of the bunch and heading to dinner. We had drinks, ate gelato, and wandered aimlessly around the city. Another highlight of being in Ljubljana was admiring the architecture. I have never seen a city with such consistently beautiful buildings. Two of Ljubljana’s most notable architects were Jože Plečnik and Ivan Vurnik. Definitely read up on them if this type of thing interests you. Lastly, some of us made the trek up to Ljubljana Castle and climbed the tower to get those great panoramic views. It happened to be sunset by the time we finally made it there so it was perfect!
REGRETS: Time went way too fast in Ljubljana. I wish we had been able to explore and capture more of this beautiful city. Specifically, I really wanted to go inside the Franciscan Church, but never had the chance. I also failed to get a good picture of the Triple Bridge, a famous landmark in the city.