Travel by car.
If you decide to travel in Slovenia by car you haven’t any problem. The roads are in very good conditions, motorways and inside the towns. It is improbable ôï lost your ways because there are tablets all the time. There is and many road tools but it isn’t matter because the road is perfect.
As you fly into Ljubljana LOOK OUT the window!
Besides wandering around stari trg and enjoying the atmosphere, I'd say going to the Sunday morning "antique" flea market (bols'e sejem) along the Ljubljanica river is loads of fun. I always looked for cool old pictures of Tito, or trinkets and knicknacks, and usually found many. My favorite find I think... was my 1950s vintage Las'ko pivo beer mug with red writing. I got two, one for me and one for my flea marketing partner that morning. I think they have it every Sunday morning from May until late October. I'm not sure though. Just get there by 10am or so and you'll enjoy. I have so many. I really can't pick one, or write it here if I could. But, New Years in Ljubljana is ALWAYS fun. Never mind the bottle rockets the drunk kids shoot at you or the explosions all around, or the broken bottles of booze... it is just a wonderful celebration! The Slovenes are marvelous and love a good time.
Street art for free
As with many central European towns, Ljubljana’s shop entrances are identified by fine metal decorations, normally relating to the trade found within, or some historical association. In the photo you see one of the 2 black birds which overlook the entrance to the wonderful Gostilna Sokol restaurant.
Elsewhere you will find dragons, paintbrushes and books. Just keep looking up!
The city is a lovely place to spend day after day, walking and discovering This is the church of the Ursulines and the Column of Plague (raised because the plague has not errupted in the city of Ljubljana)
I left with many fond memories of Ljubljana that I'll expand on in my travelogue. Perhaps the most memorable was wandering the suburban streets in a thunderstorm at night, not knowing where the hell I was and equipped for the elements with nothing more substantial than jeans, a tee shirt, and a crappy little umbrella that defied all manner of trade description acts. Maybe it's just the Irish in me, but despite my obviously chronic sense of direction I located three bars and one garage that sold beer before finally - and almost accidentally - locating the apartment I had left an hour beforehand to make a phone call!
Oh - and I also loved the little graphic on all the dog poo bins by the Ljubljanica! (You may need to click on the pic to see it though!)
The travelogue (for what it's worth) can be found here ...Ljubljana August 2001