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)