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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Next stop the gorgeous Ljubljana! Another city that I walked into blind. My eyes are open now, this is on my list of amazing places (I am not convinced that many places I have blogged about haven’t made that list, but don’t let that throw you off!). This was my Christmas stop, and what a wonderful place to spend Christmas in!

There is just something about this city. The layout is really quite confusing. There are little canals in places that feel unnecessary but look pretty so you go just with it, and then two minutes into your adventure you feel like you’re lost in the best possible way. You aren’t lost in the scary ‘oh no I’m alone in Europe way’ but rather the ‘if the worst case scenario is having to stay here forever I am completely fine with that’ sort of way.

First stop: go to the castle. The walk may make you grumpy if you are at my level of fitness walking up a hill in four layers of clothing, but it is worth it. Europe can make you a bit desensitised to castles and monuments, so finding one that stands out is always special.

Second stop: try the food and explore the Christmas markets (again, only if you are in Europe in December. If not, I really do recommend a December trip).

Third Stop: Wonder around the city. It has a great atmosphere, soak it all up. It is also really small which makes it convenient to explore.

Fourth stop: Ice skating. It really is an amazing rink that they set up during their winter season. It was a little odd that they played the uncensored version of the new Lily Allen album on repeat… but hey, who am I to judge? …

… I have news guys….. I still despise ice skating. I am devastated. It just seems like such a wonderfully cliché thing to enjoy in Europe in the winter! Alas no. It is terrifying and I am going to break my neck one of these days. But I got a good photo on a pretty cool rink that looooooks like I am having fun, and that is all that matters right?

Try to spend more time in this city than I did. One night really truly didn’t feel like enough. But I loved every second anyway!

I’m off : ) Till next time!

Posted by MsKirstieLeigh 23:28 Archived in Slovenia Tagged aussie europe amazing slovenia ljubljana eastern_europe aussie_abroad

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