Slovenia was one of the destinations on my trip to Europe in May. I’d never been before and it turned out to be one of the highlights. We checked into the most bizarre hostel in Ljubljana, it used to be a military prison but now all the former cells are ‘artistically’ decorated. Our cell featured a circular loft bed with a tree on the wall and the lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s The Tower of Song. The Hostel Celica sat in a complex full of absurd art and graffiti, in short, I felt far too uncool staying there. But it was great fun.
We ventured out of Ljubljana to the picturesque coastal town of Piran for a day. It was gorgeous, full of cute pastel buildings and gelato vendors. On the way there we visited a huge underground cave (Postojna Caves), saw some Lippizaner horses and stopped for wine and smoked meats. On the way back we stopped at Predjama Castle, carved into a cave on a mountain side. All kinds of amazing.
I felt starved for time in Slovenia and will definitely be going back to see more (Lake Bled being the most obvious thing we missed).