Tuesday 16 October 2012 - Tuesday 16 October 2012
We made a deal with our guide Bobo to have his wife pick us up and to take us to the airport (yes, we are now flying to our next destination). Linda an I had originally planned on staying a bit longer in Croatia but the weather has really been quite unpredictable. So considering that, and the cost, and the amount of tourists here, we have decided to move on to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-na) Slovenia. Because the distance is staggering by bus we decided to fly to Zagreb, Croatia and take a train to Ljubljana. Bobo's wife was right on time and saved us quite a bit of money to get to the airport. She was a very nice lady and explained a lot of the history of Croatia on the way to the airport. It was a lot better than taking a cab there. It was a pretty short flight to Zagreb but had to wait a few hours for the train to Ljubljana. We got into Ljubljana at about 9 o'clock. Found out quickly that this is really a nice little city. Went out walking for a bit, only to find dozens of patios right outside our hotel, which is located right on the river on a pedestrian street. Stayed out for an hour and are looking forward to exploring tomorrow.
I forgot to explain why I put the pronunciation of Ljubljana in, it seems while crossing the border between Croatia and Slovenia the Slovenian border guards gave everyone a thorough grilling. When asked where I was going I blurted out my broken english pronunciation of this city. I was so intimidated it sounded like I was talking with marbles in my mouth. Luckily they must have understood and let us travel on.