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Braving the cold November rain, I made the steep climb up to the Ljubljana castle, the main attraction of the town.  The castle overlooks the whole city and affords great views from the tower.  There’s quite a bit to explore in the castle – a gallery, a museum and the castle itself is rather large.   It is incredible how the castle was renovated into a building that can host events and houses restaurants. A couple of days are enough to see Ljubljana and to explore another town outside of the city. Bled is a stunning town surrounding a huge lake, the centre piece of the town; it is over looked by Bled castle, which hosts spectacular views of the lake.  In the middle of the lake is an island with a church in pink stone.  Unfortunately the mist didn’t allow me to take beautiful photos, which is a shame as it was very pretty; the autumn colours of the leaves compensated for the lack of sun. I was obliged to try one of their Bled cream cakes. Delicious, tasting a bit like mille feuille with only 2 pieces of pastry filled with cream and custard.  The original recipe is used only at the Hotel Park.  My final act of the being a tourist was a long visit to the very informative contemporary history museum, on the other side of Tivoli park (there are 3 Tivoli parks in Europe; Rome, Ljubljana and Copenhagen).Travelling alone meant I had to dine alone. I decided to try traditional Slovenian food.  The waiters were very welcoming and helped me choose my meals and wines. Slovenian wines are definitely to be recommended.Ljubljana is a beautiful picturesque city and very easy to navigate, partly as it’s so small.  The people are very friendly and seem to want you in their country- always helpful and kind.  I definitely recommend a visit to this calm and small city.

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Braving the cold November rain, I made the steep climb up to the Ljubljana castle, the main attraction of the town.  The castle overlooks the whole city and affords great views from the tower.  There’s quite a bit to explore in the castle – a gallery, a museum and the castle itself is rather large.   It is incredible how the castle was renovated into a building that can host events and houses restaurants. 

A couple of days are enough to see Ljubljana and to explore another town outside of the city. Bled is a stunning town surrounding a huge lake, the centre piece of the town; it is over looked by Bled castle, which hosts spectacular views of the lake.  In the middle of the lake is an island with a church in pink stone.  Unfortunately the mist didn’t allow me to take beautiful photos, which is a shame as it was very pretty; the autumn colours of the leaves compensated for the lack of sun. 

I was obliged to try one of their Bled cream cakes. Delicious, tasting a bit like mille feuille with only 2 pieces of pastry filled with cream and custard.  The original recipe is used only at the Hotel Park.  My final act of the being a tourist was a long visit to the very informative contemporary history museum, on the other side of Tivoli park (there are 3 Tivoli parks in Europe; Rome, Ljubljana and Copenhagen).

Travelling alone meant I had to dine alone. I decided to try traditional Slovenian food.  The waiters were very welcoming and helped me choose my meals and wines. Slovenian wines are definitely to be recommended.

Ljubljana is a beautiful picturesque city and very easy to navigate, partly as it’s so small.  The people are very friendly and seem to want you in their country- always helpful and kind.  I definitely recommend a visit to this calm and small city.



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