by Erin Elaine
Ljubljana (pop. 280k) is the capital of Slovenia, a tiny country wedged between Italy, Austria, and Croatia. I really enjoyed this city – it has a laid-back, quirky, homey vibe to it. It reminded me a little of Bellingham or Seattle, with added history and European flair.
The city itself is adorable and quirky…
…and filled with fairies and dragons:
They make some DELICIOUS honey brandy here.
I also ate some amazing almond-breaded schnitzel, stuffed with cheese, bacon, and veggies. Yum!
At the Slovene Ethnographic Museum you can learn all about the traditional beehive panels, used by beekeepers to identify which hive was which.
You can marvel at all the amazing architecture…
…or you can visit the Metelkova neighborhood for something different.
Be sure to check out the castle!
And enjoy the riverside city at night. I especially loved the unique Christmas lights! Most cities put up snowflakes and bows and things, but Ljubljana put up supernovas and galaxies and shooting stars!
Make time for the central market!
If you see this wet little guy, say hi to him for me!
I really loved Ljubljana and I hope you will too!