“It’s so hard to Dance & Drink at the Same Time!”: Adventures in Ljubljana, Slovenia

On our way back from Italy were able to stop in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, for one night. Never in my life would I have thought I’d have the opportunity to visit and fall in love with the capital of Slovenia, but Ljubljana was lovely and I can’t wait to go back.

Where are we?

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The name Ljubljana (Lue-be-on-a) originates from the Slavic verb “ljublyoob” which translates as“to love.” The name is fitting to the gorgeous city. Settlements near the Ljubljana marshes were first mentioned in 2000 BC and is also where the oldest wagon wheel in the world was found. The city is known for its “Ljubljana Dragon”, which is illustrated on the top tower of the castle. According to Slavic legend, the slaying of a dragon releases water–therefore ensuring the Earth’s fertility–and again corresponds with the city’s marshes.

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Driving from Italy. What isn’t depicted here is me screaming boy band lyrics while Chris is driving.

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View from our apartment:

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Castle view. Lol like I’m going up there but you get the point.

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Chris: Classy vs. Classic Chris

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A trip to Preseren Square:

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Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Construction began in 1646)

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At Night

The next day we visited Prešeren Square and wandered around the surrounding districts. Thankfully the weather held up and we were able to see a lot of the city before heading home.

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Preseren Monument

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Robba Fountain (Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers) represents the gods of the three rivers of Carniola: Lubljanica, Sava, and Kirka

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St. Nicholas’s Church (built in 1700)

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Side of the Cathedral with a Portrait of the Bishops

Me and Mo: Giggly and Singing Beyonce

Eat: Pop’s Place Burgers

We only had a chance to have one meal while visiting Ljubljana and it was awesome. Pop’s Place has a ton of different burgers, apps, and locally sourced beer and ingredients. Our server was awesome; he was super knowledgeable and had a laugh with us.

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These peppers were pretty similar to shoshito, one of my favorite dishes in Charleston.

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Wings

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Veggie Burger (maybe shed a little tear here)

Plus a little bonus Keanu (from Parenthood, one of my favorites!) with Slovenian subtitles:

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What more can you ask for in life?

—Ashlyn

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