Wednesday 17 October 2012 - Wednesday 17 October 2012
Our hotel here is not it's own building, but just a portion of the third floor of a historical building, now a residential apartment building, which seems kind of weird getting into. It is very nice (modern, bright, ikea furnishings) and in a great location.
We headed out late morning (seems we're not having a problem sleeping in now) to check out this city. Ljubljana actually might be the nicest place Linda and I have visited so far. Surprising, because this was to be a short stopover on our way back North. With a beautiful river running through the centre and cafes, shops, lots of trees, and pedestrian streets everywhere - you seldom have to see a car. We took the tram up to Ljubljana castle to look around a bit. Seen better, seen worse castles on this trip. Explored the market had a really good lunch (probably the best meal I've had on this trip) got lost in the university area (25% of population are students) and generally had a nice peaceful day. We visited the City Museum and checked out the "Love Padlocks" (otherwise known as Love Locks - Padlocks that are affixed to the bridge by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love). Ljubljana has been voted safest city in the world and we can see why. We would highly recommend Ljubljana as a place to visit, with its laid back casual feeling, and certainly has the friendliest people we have met so far. Very glad that we decided to come here.