Next stop, Slovenia!

By Ashley Hall

In my Spring Break travels through Eastern Europe, I ended up in Slovenia. A friend told me that its capitol city Ljubljana is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, so it had been my goal since the beginning of the semester to see it. I arrived via train from Vienna in the afternoon and was immediately charmed by the many cafes along the river and beautiful old buildings. On the edge of the city is a castle on top of a hill with an amazing view of the city, so I hiked up to it and looked out over this amazingly beautiful city – and country: on a clear day, you can see up to a third of Slovenia from the highest tower. In the evening, I sat in a café along the river and people-watched with a glass of wine.

The next morning, I woke up early and hopped on a bus to Lake Bled in the northwest of Slovenia. I came armed with a scrap of paper with one word written on it: kremšnita. Upon arriving, I stopped into a café and showed them the paper, asking if they had it. I sat at a café next to the lake and devoured my kremšnita while taking in the peaceful serenity of the lake. In the middle of the lake is a church, voted one of the most beautiful in the world, and next to the lake on top of a cliff is a beautiful castle, where I sat and enjoyed the sunlight and beautiful views.

I highly recommend Slovenia! Go there for the cake and pretty things.

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