Here it is our first full day in Slovenia and already a post. That's because the city of Ljubljana, its capital, deserves its very own special mention. If there is one place I would call a fairyland, this place would be it, and it's not just because it has its own castle with ancient legends about princes, dragons and unicorns. It's because of the atmosphere that exists here --- a river that runs through it, the cobbled stone streets, and the colorful one-of-a-kind architecture. It is a strolling kind of town, and we did five miles of strolling today with stops in between at outdoor cafes for food and beer. We even watched an old-fashioned pillow fight in the town's square. And would you believe that for several days this week, you can have your dinner outdoors high in the sky. That wouldn't be my cup of tea, but I understand there's a waiting list for reservations.
I don't think anyone has ever apologized for the number of young people living in a town we were visiting, but the clerk at our hotel did. "I just want to warn you," he said, "there are a lot of young people here because this is a university town." He obviously didn't know where we came from or know that we live in a town with a lot of young people too. The difference being that in our town they are young, they work for Google, and they are also rich.
Another nice feature is that all of these very nice Slovenians speak English, which makes visiting a foreign city much easier. And you can even drink the water straight from the tap. Being very conscientious about the environment and reducing the use of plastic, there are fountains all over town where you can fill your reusable bottle.
I think the best way to describe this city is to post some photos that I took today.
Stay tuned. The adventure continues.............
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