If you are planning leaving Ljubljana by road, make sure that you get away before the 4pm rush. It seems as though all of the city's cars leave after work. I got caught on the road north to Kranj - with a continuous line of traffic from the city centre as far north as Medvode!
Nobel Burek. I had read about burek in many eastern European pages on VT and just knew I'd have to try one. I met up with local VTer Vasja at the downtown Kratochwill location for some beers one night and a few turned into many though he had a lot of work to do on his thesis the next day. We talked for hours about hiking in Patogonia as that was where he was headed and I'd done some hiking there a few years ago. He likewise filled me in on the wonderful opportunities in his native Slovenia. Talk makes you thirsty, and beers eventually make you hungry. He explained that the best thing at that late hour was a burek and he knew the best place in town, not too far away. Off we went and soon I was faced with a choice of sirov (cheese) or mesni (meat). He said there was no choice, that cheese was the best. Who was I to argue with a local so I got one as well. For 350 SIT ($1.40), I wasn't expecting anything big but I was presented with a huge slab of what seemed like filo dough filled with ricotta-like cheese, and just dripping of grease. We walked off, chowing down on the sloppy late night snack, as I'd done countless times in my hometown with pizza and a good buddy after a night out on the town. Some things may be different from place to place, but some things are all the same. Days later, I tried the meat one for lunch and Vasja was right, the cheese one was in a class of its own.
The people working at the Tourist Information Office should really be more careful about the info they provide, and double-check some things! My friend Marc (Lochlainn) was trying to find a cybercafe and was sent to two places which weren't that. One had no computer at all and another (hotel Turist) had one, but only for guests. Common sense tells me there have to be more errors, so I can but wish you luck when you have a try!
I'm finally able (and glad) to tell you that the ATM situation has improved greatly. Your VISAs, Maestros and other cards will be welcomed all over the town – not exactly on every cash machine, but definitely on every other. So if you need cash and cannot get it from the first one, go look for the next one. Your odds are almost 100%.
if you phone call to a cell phone from a public phone your card will last for couple of seconds. Very expensive call for a u$s6 card...
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Would recommend this hotel being very central, staff very friendly, one thing the hotel heating...more