Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Locked up in Lublijana

We are in Lublijana, the tiny capital in tiny Slovenia. Already, Slovenia has had much to offer us. Piran was on the coast and then off to Lake Bled in the Julian Alps. Today the big city and tomorrow one of the worlds largest cave networks.

I think that the lady at the infomation center in Bled is a good example of how I feel about Slovenia. When we walked in she was speaking German, the next person she helped in French and then Slovenian and then us, in English. Diverse, friendly and helpful.

From a Canadian perspective, you could say, that Lake Bled is Slovenia attempting to be Lake Louise in Alberta. Patriotism aside, Bled is beautiful. It has all the same ingredients as Lake Louise...except one. Where it does have a glowing lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, accompanied by a large hotel-resort, it has forgotten the best part: a Georgian-trained Chef!

Wandering Lublijanas cobble-stones this afternoon, we stumbled upon a large outdoor market. It sold fruit, vegetables, clothing, glass, shoes, honey and flowers! How long does it take for two people to eat a half kilo of strawberries, you are wondering? Two minutes, approximately.

Odds are you will have to wait until Belfast or home to experience the magic that is Photography by Kristen.

p.s. Somebody find out if we have Twinings Voyage Brazilian Baia tea at home...its delicious!

p.p.s. we are writing this from prison (it is now converted into a hostel, though)

6 comments:

Mom and Dad Mooney said...

Way to give me a heart attack - writing from prison!!
Sounds like you're having a great experience. I got some of the tea grannies at work checking into the tea availability.

Mom and Dad Mooney said...

Way to give me a heart attack - writing from prison!!
Sounds like you're having a great experience. I've got some of the tea grannies at work checking into the tea availability.

Parentals said...

Always glad to see a new posting.
I can see we're going to have to set aside a whole weekend of picture viewing!

Eileen and Trevor said...

What a wonderful trip you are having - it's just great to be able to share some of your highlights.
It won't be too long till you're with us in Belfast and we're really looking forward to that.
Can hardly wait to see ALL those photos!

Mom and Dad Mooney said...

No one's been able to find your tea. Great Canadian Superstore and A&P don't stock it.

Anonymous said...

Hi there !
You are certianly seeing the world. Maybe from your Blog, you will get round to publishing a book. Others have done it,so could you. Glad you are having a great time, it was a pleasant surpise coming across that market with its strawberries etc. Looking forward to seeing you.
Another J.B.M. Belfast.