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    Jose Plecnik

    by solopes Updated Apr 30, 2016

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    Favorite thing: In Lisbon we have Marquês de Pombal, the politician that directed the architects who rebuilt the city after the earthquake.

    In Barcelona, they have Gaudi, a very strong presence with only a few works.

    And...

    And...

    I don't know many situations where a single person could be identified with a city.

    Well, now I know a new one - Jose Plecnik is the name of the architect that changed absolutely the image of Ljubljana. It's impossible to visit the city without listening his name a couple of times... per hour.

    And, forgive my ignorance, I appreciated very much his work: nothing revolutionary, nothing crazy, nothing outstanding - sober but elegant forms, wise and functional spaces, modernity respecting tradition.

    Very good work!

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    Burek-Slovenia's Favorite Street Food

    by machomikemd Written Mar 15, 2016

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    Favorite thing: The Burek is actually an import from the Ottoman Empire, from the work Borek, of which Slovenian got from the different ottoman invasions of the country and they incorporated it and refined the flaky bread dish and made it their own. The Burek is made from filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough alternating with layers of other fillings in a circular baking pan and then topped with a last layer of dough and can be topped with sesame seeds. It can be eaten without toppings and with assorted toppings such as various stewed minced meats and onions, or with cheese, pizza style, apple, sour cherries, potato, mushroom and other kinds and are available in food carts and in the central market of Ljubljana and other areas of the old town of which a single piece is from 2.20 to 2.60 euros per order if with fillings and 1.50 euros withouth fillings.

    Fondest memory: have some Slovenian burek.

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    Laško Beer

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Favorite thing: apparently there is a brewing beer war in Slovenian for both Union and Laško Beers and apparently half of the country are ardent supporters of both but ironically, both beer brands are owned by the Lasko Brewery.

    but for me, I would rate Laško Beers better than Union Beers.

    Laško Beer is made by the Laško Brewery (Slovene: Pivovarna Laško) located in Lasko town (while Union is brewed in Ljubljana) and the brewery was founded in 1825 by Franz Geyer and since then provided assorted beer brands under the Lasko brand and is also exported overseas.

    The famous Lakso Beer Brand is Laško Club Premium and Laško Light but there are other beer brands under the lasko brand as well.

    Lasko Club Premium is a pale lager type of beer with 4.9% Alcohol Volume (ABV) and has 147 calories and is available in 330 ml beer bottles and 330 ml and 500 ml aluminum cans and cost 0.66 euros for a 330 ml aluminum can and 0.92 euros for a 500 ml aluminum can at supermarkets and slightly higher at convenience stores.

    Fondest memory: website: www.pivo-lasko.si/nc/trade-marks/lasko/

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    Slovenian Softdrinks

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Favorite thing: If you are a softdrink lover and is staying in Ljubljana and Slovenia and in need of a carbonated sugar fizz, fear not as your favorite carbonated bubbly is readily available everywhere in Ljubljana like in restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, even in the notorious Coffee Shops as well and at the Supermarkets and Convenience Stores too. Your favorite Coca Cola Products and Pepsi Products as are present here and also the various local softdrink makers that makes softdrinks such as Fruc, Aloe Vera Softdrinks Cockta Soda and a lot more.

    Fondest memory: the sofdrinks are available in 330 ml aluminum cans and 500 ml and 2 liter PET Bottles and even in small 6 ounce bottles in restaurants too and prices range from 1.50 to 5 euros a can or a bottle, depending on where you buy it.

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    Buying Bottled Water in Ljubljana

    by machomikemd Written Mar 4, 2016

    Favorite thing: Like in other Countries in Europe, There are two kinds of Containers where the Mineral and Spring and Distilled and Sparkling Water are sold here in Ljubljana and the Rest of Slovenia, namely via the Plastic PET Bottles and the typical transparent Glass Bottles with either a re sealable cap or Pop up Cap and there are available in different sizes like 500 ml, 1 liter, 350 ml, 2 liter and a gallon and you can buy them everywhere at the Hotels, Convenience Stores, Restaurants, Shops, Souvenir Stalls, Market and the giant Slovenian Supermarket chain Mercator etc .

    Better buy lots of mineral water PET Bottles at Convenience Stores to save money as you are not provided with complimentary bottled water in most hotels (even in 5 star ones) in Europe in your hotel room.

    Fondest memory: So the best deal is to find the convenience stores near your hotel or hypermarkets in whatever place you are staying here in Ljubljana to buy some cheap bottled water as it only cost about 0.60 to 1.20 Euros for a 500 ml of Mineral water in PET Bottles and 1..20 to 2.20 Euros for a 2 liter PET Bottle of Mineral water at those establishments which are way cheaper than at the Restaurants or Hotels. where a 1 liter local bottled water cost 5 Euros

    Bottled water prices is among the cheapest in Europe here in Slovenia.

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    Bike Lanes in Ljubljana

    by machomikemd Written Mar 2, 2016

    Favorite thing: the city is equipped with an elaborate network of cycle-paths and lanes that you clearly see and they even have the right of way over the Pedestrians! so be careful when walking around the roads and streets along Ljubjana, particularly along the old town area as they have bike lanes in most and the bicycle riders don't stop for pedestrians so you might get run over. the bicycle lanes are clearly marked with white painted lines at both parts of the bike lane and the bike lanes itself have a maroon color.

    Fondest memory: be careful when walking along the bike lanes.

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    Walking Tours of Ljubljana

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 2, 2016

    Favorite thing: since the city is small and compact, the best way to go around Ljubljana is via walking tour as walking tours here are not expensive at all at only 15 euros per person for a regular 2 hour walking tour along the old town (20 euros is with hotel pick up and drop off) plus a tip to your tour guide. a regular walking tour starts at kongressni trg (congress square) and heads to Ljubljanica River and the other attractions around it like the Central Market, Mestini Trg (town Hall), Trg Presernov, Dragon Bridge to name a few. if you booked the hotel pick up and drop off option, after the tour you are given 1 hour to roam around to eat or shop or to walk some more before you can then returned to your hotel.

    Fondest memory: walking tours of Ljubljana starts at 9:00 am up to 4:00 pm everyday

    website is: www.visitljubljana.com/en/tours-and-excursions/

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    Old Town Streets

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 5, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Ljubljana's old town is not that big but it is worth strolling through at your leisure. We have now walked through it many times and we always notice something new or find a better vantage point for viewing something we have already seen.

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    Rain Maker

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 5, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Outside the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation on Preseren Square some kind of sprinkler device had been set up to make it rain down water there. The area had joky wet weather warning signs and was a good place to cool off. Very popular with children.

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    Llubljana at Night

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 5, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Ljubljana is truly beautiful as the sun goes down and the lights start to fade. Many buildings and squares are beautifully lit up at night. My camera is not great for night time shots, but I got a few pictures I liked. It is slightly better as the light is fading rather than when it is totally dark.

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    Posing with Statues

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 5, 2015

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    Favorite thing: I rather like statues - or at least I did until Skopje overwhelmed me with them - and one of the fun things to do with them is to have your picture taken with them. Or if, like me you are not photogenic, shove your more photogenic husband next to them and snap away.

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    Views over Ljubljana

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 5, 2015

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    Favorite thing: I think the old centre of Ljubljana is really very picturesque and it is possible to take good views over it from varios locations such as our hotel, the fortress, across the river from certain vantage points. These are some views I liked.

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    How to find the objects.

    by Askla Written Dec 5, 2012

    Favorite thing: I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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    Ljubljana by night

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 14, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Especially the buildings around the Preseren Square are beautifully illuminated at night. Among them is the Franciscan Church and the Art Nouveau style Centromerkur department store.

    Apart from these also well worth seeing by night are the Market Colonnades, the Cathedral and most buildings along the river Ljubljanica.

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    Architecture

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 14, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Ljubljana's city centre is packed with many architectural interesting sights from various eras. Most buildings in the Old Town were built in Baroque style.

    The department store Centromerkur near the Preseren Square is a fine example for Art-Nouveau style. Ljubljana's most famous architect Joze Plecnik has designed many sights for his city. Among them are the Market Colonnades, the Cobbler's Bridge or the Levstik Square.

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