Slovenia

Ljubljana – Why We Fell in Love

Ljubljana wasn’t originally a city on our travel plans. We hadn’t heard much about it and we were wanting to spend more time chilling by Lake Bled. This was a very happy accident, we absolutely fell in love with Slovenia’s capital within moments of arriving. Here is our story of Ljubljana – Why We Fell in Love.

 

Ljubljana

 

 

The People

We were welcomed with open arms in Slovenia and this made us excited for the time we had to spend here. We extended our night in Ljublijana to two nights, giving us a more relaxed day of exploring without backpacks. English is commonly spoken in Slovenia, which helped us a lot as we had been even struggling to pronounce the city name properly!

 

The Cleanliness

The cleanliness of the city was something that sparked to our attention almost immediately. We got a feel that the residents were proud of their town and cleaned up after themselves. This was helped by the number of bins along the streets and the regular emptying of these.

 

 

 

Recycling

So far on our Europe adventure, recycling has been something we haven’t seen a huge amount of. Being conscious of the environment, this is something we look out for in cities and Ljubljana had just that. Lining many of the streets were recycling bins that were visibly being used by locals and tourists alike. Ljubljana is clearly far ahead of the curve compared to other European cities in this area when it comes to environmentally consciousness!

 

Recycling

 

 

Atmosphere

For a capital city, we were expecting Ljubljana to be very busy. However, this small city had the perfect amount of atmosphere and at no point did it feel over crowded.

 

Atmosphere

 

 

Cheap!

When visiting a capital city, you generally find things expensive right? Wrong! As a city, Ljubljana was very reasonably priced in all aspects of life. Upomn exploring the quaint city centre, we were able to find lunch for under 10 for two people, ice cream for less than €2 each and breakfast for less than €15 for two people! Talk about bargains!

 

 

Cosy

Ljubljana is a small city which can be explored in a day. The beautiful architecture and bridges make it easy to find the city centre. It has a cosy feel to it and nothing is too far away.

 

 

 

 

Free toilets

We loved this aspect of Ljubljana! Throughout Europe you are expected to use the toilet, which isn’t exactly ideal when you’re on a budget or when you don’t have any cash! We were very impressed by the free toilet facilities in the city, clean and providing enough room for both disability access and baby change.

 

Graffiti

 

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Gemma

 

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2 Comments

  • Michelle (Lifejourney4two)

    Oh Ljubljana … we also loved this beautiful small city. In fact, we loved all of Slovenia. We agree it was so clean and environmentally friendly. Would go back again in a heartbeat – if there weren’t so many other places we need to visit first 😉 Thank you for sharing your love of this enrapturing city.

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