After three incredible weeks in Italy we were incredibly exciting to be crossing the border into a new country! Slovenia was the next country on our list and whilst we’d heard fantastic things, we didn’t really know what to expect. I’m not going to lie, I only found out the correct way to pronounce Ljubljana about an hour before our GoOpti transfer picked us up in Venice (it’s pronounced like lublana if you’re interested, not looby-jooby-jana as I’d affectionately been calling it). Lubljana is one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable cities and has been awarded the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016! The majority of the centre of Ljubljana is a pedestrian zone with restricted car traffic which leaves the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River which flows through the heart of the city, free for pedestrians and cyclists. We loved the restaurants, cafes and bars set up all along the river which gave the city a very sociable and friendly feel. We spent three nights in Ljubljana in an amazing apartment and in the elegant Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa and even though the weather wasn’t fantastic we loved exploring the beautiful streets and green areas of Ljubljana. We also took a food tour of the city which was fantastic and a half day tour to Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle which is certainly worth a visit! Ljubljana was a very refreshing city to visit, it was clean, there was countless green spaces, everyone was friendly and spoke perfect English, it wasn’t too busy, it was extremely affordable and everyone is really passionate about the environment and sustainability. A lot of countries could learn a lot from Slovenia and it is one of our favourite countries we’ve visited in Europe and Ljubljana is without a doubt the city in Europe that we’d choose to live in!
Have you been to Slovenia? If not, you NEED to put it on your bucket list ASAP before everyone finds out just how amazing it is! x