A Spontaneous Trip to Slovenia

A Spontaneous Trip to Slovenia

After spending a couple of days in Zagreb, Croatia, it was time for a new adventure. The city and its people were great, but there wasn’t much to do after a couple of days of exploring. Since we didn’t have a rental car, my friend and I had to rely on public transportation to get where we needed to go. We headed to the train station in Zagreb that afternoon and purchased a ticket to Melania Trump’s birth country, Slovenia. It would be a 3-hour train ride that included a stop to have our passports reviewed when we crossed countries.

A Spontaneous Trip to Slovenia

Slovenia was a wonder! I’m 9 for 10 when it comes to perfect weather this year (Cartagena was a beast), and Slovenia was no different. September was the perfect time to visit as the summer crowds had died down, but the weather was still warm.

Our landing point was Ljubljana, a city with a pronunciation I have yet to master. The j is supposed to make a long e sound, but the locals said it quickly and made it sound like they skipped the j altogether. At any rate it was the perfect city for exploring on foot, and I spent quite a bit of time wandering the pedestrian-friendly streets. There were tons of little boutiques, cute restaurants and desert shops. We found lots of places for ice cream, and I obtained my love for forest berries ice cream there. We also stumbled upon a unique ice cream shop called Sisters kurtoš that used something similar to a cinnamon roll cone in place of a traditional waffle cone. Continue reading