As my Christmas gift to my wife, we went to Ljubljana, Slovenia for 24 hours. She’d never been, and my previous trip was a drive-by on Slovenia, so it was a treat for both of us. Since we could use points for the hotel room and points for the flights, we just paid some taxes and food for the visit. Win!
I was impressed with the book lending option at the airport. That’s awesome. The airline broke the wheels off our suitcase, so after we filed the claim paperwork, we were off to see a country that turned out to be better than our expectations. Beautiful nature everywhere.
The hotel we were at was a little farther from the center than I’d realized during booking, so we used taxes and Uber to get around, but it wasn’t bad. The drivers were also super friendly and happy to practice their English.
The downtown, even with many things closed for the holidays, was beautiful.
We wandered aimlessly and eventually wound up at an outdoor Christmas market.
The nearby church also had a lot of people coming and going.
The area along the river was the center of activity and a really cool place to be. We zig-zagged a lot in this area with no real purpose or direction.
This straw nativity was also amazing.
On the next street over, we found some shops and cobblestone streets to meander.
Then, we headed up to the local Loving Hut. A city with a Loving Hut vegan cafe is always awesome. I had the kebab + fries. It was awesome. Our tiramisu disappeared before a picture was possible.
Close to sundown, the city became beautiful in a different way. The holiday lights added a great touch.
We got some good sleep that night and then were up early to see more before leaving Slovenia. On our list was buying a new suitcase, since a suitcase that doesn’t roll + doesn’t have a carrying strap sucks.
After the mall, we meandered past the opera and through the main square again. From here, it was over to the city’s mascot/patron animal: the dragon.
They were still selling Christmas trees, which seemed odd. From here, we found a vegan snack stand inside the indoor market area.
Never say no to cinnamon buns.
We made our way toward a shop advertising vegan sandwich options and got sandwiches to take on the flights, since we’d have to connect through Paris on the way to Rome. 2 short flights meant we’d just get pretzels most likely, so we packed lunch for the flights.
We were also glad to see that the airport lounge had vegan fruits. Not to be confused with…I don’t know what fruits aren’t vegan.
We will definitely need to get back to Ljubljana and more of Slovenia. I had thought that being a small city meant it wouldn’t have a lot to offer. I think 24 hours was only enough to whet our appetites. Great city, friendly country, and tons of vegan options everywhere.This entry was posted in Ljubljana, Slovenia