November 13, 2014 – Walking tour of Ljubljana, Slovenia

We don’t have a big agenda today. There are no old churches with frescoes or even much in the way of Roman ruins in Ljubljana so we decide to do a walking tour of the city. It’s a very pretty city with lots of 18th and 19th century buildings.

At the tourist information office we are able to rent iPhones with a tour loaded on them. All we have to do is following the walking directions from the guides and we will see it all. As it turns out, following the directions in real time is nearly impossible as the narrators assume that you are an Olympic race walker. So we have to keep stopping to figure out where we are, but in the end, we see most of the old part of the city.

Here’s some of what we saw –


I have to give a shout out to a place we stopped for cappucini. It is the best cappucino that I have ever had. Anyone who reads this and goes to Ljubljana should definitely stop there.
Cafe 13 - best cappucino ever!
Cafe 13 – best cappucino ever!

On the rampart wall of the castle we meet a young man from Turkmenistan named Guy who is living in Ukraine and visiting Ljubljana. He has visited New York and is going back. He asks us to take his picture. He has an iPad and a fancy camera. We oblige. He takes our picture. It’s all so “it’s a small world.”

Mary and John in Ljubljana (Picture taken by Guy of Turkmenistan)
Mary and John in Ljubljana (Picture taken by Guy of Turkmenistan)

It’s past 2 PM so we find a restaurant and have our usually main meal lunch.

We walk around a little more. It’s not actively raining. We stop at a store and buy some bread and salami for tonight’s dinner and head back to the hotel as it begins to get dark.
Ironic sign seen in a store window
Ironic sign seen in a store window

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