Day Trip (3/4)
Once you reach the lake, drive leaving it on your right for about 4 kms. and you will reach a parking area (you have to pay to leave the car; 3,00 € in August '09).
Once there, be ready to walk up along a path but with steps and quite steepy. After around 20 minutes, you will see Slap Savica/Savica Waterfall (by the way, you have to pay for walking along that path; 2,40 € in August '09).
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Day Trip (1/4)
I'd like to recommend you a day trip from Ljubljana.
Let's begin the day going to Bled taking the road A 2. The town is about 55 kms. northwest of Ljubljana.
- Main: On the way to Bled.
- Second: Lake of Bled.
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Univerza v Ljubljani/University of Ljubljana
The Univerza v Ljubljani/University of Ljubljana building is located on the site of the former Provincial Mansion (Deželni dvorec), where provincial governor deputies held office and resided until 1.791. Since 1.919 it has been the seat of the University of Ljubljana.
Where: Kongresni trg 12; 1000 Ljubljana
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The Vodnikov Trg/Square was built after the earthquake of 1.895, when an old monastery housing a diocesan college and a library had to be pulled down. The square was named after the Slovenian poet Valentin Vodnik (second pic).
Where: Market area, behind the Cathedral.
Ribji trg (Fish Square) is the smallest square in the city, it developed from the former Ribja ulica street after the earthquake of 1.895. From the 16th century onwards, Ribja ulica (Fish Street) was the location of a fishing pier and a fish market, and the oldest building, constructed in 1.528, is here.
Where: From the Prešeren trg, cross the river along the Triple Bridge and turn right. Walk along the river (on your right), and the square will show up on your left.
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Čevljarski Most/Cobblers' Bridge
Built by the architect Jože Pleènik between 1.931 and 1.932, the bridge (main pic) is over Ljubljanica River (second pic, taken from the bridge).
Where: From Prešeren trg, walk along the river on your right.
Insouciant public art work
I was running for the train to Venice - me and Krista - dragging my dumb suitcase which had lost its handle as I stepped on the ferry to Dubrovnik at Bari - brand new suitcase lost its handle the sod - when as we are about to descend into the tunnel that takes you to the platforms I saw an arty, bronze-like drain grille embedded in the asphalt. I was bemused. I stopped and stared and shouted - "Krista, it seems to be something to do with James Joyce!"
It was like a hallucination, I couldn't make sense of it.
But Krista flogged me onwards and luckily the train was a few minutes late so I made it.
Bye bye Ljubljana. Thanks for everything.
But then the arty drain grille started working on me so I asked Krista to check on it.
And it is indeed a homage to James Joyce. They had a Bloom's Day in Ljubljana and as the only place he ever set foot in Ljubljana was the station - when he was on the train to Trieste and got off in Ljubljana by mistake - the Bloom's Day organisers put in this drain-grille.
It is so very odd and hallucinatory that it is very nearly my favourite thing in this city.
I am hoping to persuade Krista to let me use her photo of it.
Why a drain grille? Krista says it was because he stepped off the train into a puddle
And she also suggests it would be interesting to know what book he was reading that was so enthralling he couldn't tell the difference between Ljubljana and Trieste.
My favorite daily walk with my doggy Timy
This is another small pond close to the first one. It is a bit smaller and much more wild. Walking around you lose the feeling, you're practically in the town.
Just a place to relax, to listen birds' singing in the early morning..to enjoyRelated to:
- Theme Park Trips
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The outskirts of town. Near the place where I live
Ljubljana is pretty green town. It has some beautiful parks and also two "hills" - Roznik and Golovec.
This photo is taken in early Spring in Golovec region. This small pond is favorite place for local fishermen.Related to:
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flea market every Sunday
Every Sunday there is a flea market along the banks of Ljubljanica river with lots of old stuff and paintings and anything you can think of...That scene reminded me very much the sunday flea market in the old center of Athens :) You can find from books, old paintings of Tito, antique cars, stamps and many other old things.After that you can enjoy your coffee to one of many coffees around, the perfect sunday morning!
Both times I've been to Ljubljana I've seen the Hare Krishna people; don't know why, maybe they travel round the city every day or maybe they were just on their way to do their shopping at the market.
Whatever, they are an absolute joy! The London Hare Krishna people parade around too, but their chanting is nowhere near as exuberant and happy as this (perhaps it's the difference in weather?). Their huge grins and bounciness are infectious, and I did enjoy seeing them!Related to:
- Religious Travel
- Family Travel
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Catežke toplice = hot springs
Terme Catež (friendly 4 star resort) health resort is the largest among 15 Slovenian natural health resorts and the second largest tourist centre in Slovenia.
Beside health resort programmes have Terme Catež formed variable offers of sport and recreational activities.
Golf: The 18 hole golf course stretches itself on 70ha directly at the castle Hotel Golf castle Mokrice.Related to:
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Clubbing on coast
The city of Izola (Slovenian coast) in specially known because of its night club named Ambasada Gavioli.
For more details check my Izola page: The Biggest night club in Slovenia
It is the leading and very popular club in Slovenia. They hosted world known music names and they still do. House, techno, progressive or trance. Electronic is the type of music they usually have.Related to:
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We wandered into the suburb of Trnovo when we were looking for a restaurant, Harambasa Okrepcevapnica, it's within walking distance of the city center. It's on the southern end of Ljubljana, follow the river south to St. James Church, turn right on Zoisova Cesta, turn left on the 1st major street which is Emonska Ul. and follow that a few blocks until you see a church and a bridge.
There are a couple of things to see here, listed as you'll come across them:
Wall from ancient Emona-along Emonska at Krakovska, there is a section of the wall from ancient Emona
Trnovo Bridge-facing the church, built in 1932, designed by Plecnik, the architect responsible for much of Ljubljana, it's got pyramids on the ends and a statue of John the Baptist in the middle
Church of St. John the Baptist-built in 1855, renovated after the 1895 earthquake, it's where the poet Preseren, who called Trnovo "a place of miserable name", first laid eyes on his unrequited love, Julija Primic. It was open when we were there so we popped in to have a look
Plecnik's House-directly behind the church,he lived here from 1921-1957 when he died, we didn't go inside but the guidebook says you can see his equipment, books, plans and furniture in the modest house and studio where he lived, open Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm and Sat 10am-2pm, admission is 3E
Adventure Planina cave exploring
This magnificant cave is close to the village of Planina, at the end of the Planinsko Polje. When Tommy from Sweden visited me in may 2007 we took the guide and had an incredible experience. It tooks us 5 hours and we walked, row canoe, crawl and climb.
I liked it specially cose it was not crowded. There were only 3 of us - me, Tommy and Saso .. and the guide ofcourse! :)
The guide was extremly nice and the cost of the hike inside the cave costs only 25 evro per person!
So if you want to visit a cave do this here - Postojna cave is nothing compare to this adventure experience! You truly get to see the best of the cave!!Related to:
- Adventure Travel
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