Thru the Lens: Ljubljana

Never in my wildest dreams had I thought about going to Ljubljana (pronounced: you-bul-yana) but as I was looking at a map of Europe I spotted the capital city of Slovenia and decided to give it a look after Oktoberfest. After all, it’s on the way to Croatia. So I booked a train ticket. I wasn’t expecting much but after wandering the city centre on a rainy night I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s a really beautiful city with very few tourists. I only stayed in the city for about 24 hours, but it was enough to see all the main sights and get a feel for the city.

To reach the castle, you can either take a small railcar, drive, or simply walk up a sloping paved trail nearby. The walk up takes less than 15 minutes and will save you a few euros. And I think it’s probably faster than waiting for and then riding the railcar.

Practical Info Ljubljana is 2 hours away from Zagreb by train or bus. Slovenia is a member of the EU, in the Schengen area, and its currency is the Euro. The central train and bus station are a few minutes walk from the old city centre.

The Dragon Bridge

The Dragon Bridge

The Triple Bridge

The Triple Bridge

Love locks are a scourge of bridges.

Love locks are a scourge of bridges.

Milk machine in the city centre. Unusual.

Milk machine in the city centre. Unusual.

Exploring the Old town with Charlie.

Exploring the Old town with Charlie.

Interesting architecture.

Interesting architecture.

Mountains flank the modern skyline.

Mountains flank the modern skyline.

A wall painting in the Castle.

A wall painting in the Castle.

Reminds me of Game of Thrones!

Reminds me of Game of Thrones!

Another skyline shot.

Another skyline shot.

In the old city centre.

In the old city centre. See any huge groups of tourists?

Just your standard old school European building.

Just your standard old school European building.

On the edge of the old city centre.

On the edge of the old city centre.

The plaza by the Triple Bridge.

The plaza by the Triple Bridge.

Be honest… have you ever heard of Ljubljana before reading this? And after reading this, would you want to visit?

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