Backpacking Central Europe: Ljubljana, Slovenia
We woke up in beautiful Bad Hofgastein, Austria and began our walk to the train station. There is a bus you can take, but it would have got us to the train station too early. We also prefer walking.
We caught the train and had to make a transfer at the Austrian boarder to catch another train. We were a bit nervous as we only had 10 minutes to make our change. A few minutes before we were to make this change a guy came around to check tickets. He told us that we had to catch a coach from the train station the rest of the way to Ljubjana. This was news to us! We booked a train.
We ran through the train station like a speeding bullet. Then got outside and ran towards the many coaches waiting outside the train station. We started going up to drivers flashing our tickets until one pointed us in the direction of the bus we needed. We hopped over to that bus and jumped on. Within seconds we were pulling out of the train station and on our way to Ljubjana.
As we came into the city centre we spotted a Loving Hut. (This is a vegan chain restaurant) We were beyond thrilled as we were starving.
We got off the coach and walked back in the direction of the Loving Hut.
After lunch we walked into city centre to find our hotel.
The walk to the castle was pretty steep up a hill.
It looks like we were alone but there was lots of different paths up to the castle and there was other groups walking up there too.
We found the entrance!
There was interactive displays where you could play with the puppets. Good fun.
It was hard to get a good picture up there but the view was fantastic. It was very windy up there.
There was also a museum on the history of Slovenia which was interesting since we didn't know much about Slovenian history.
We headed back down the hill to the old town streets.
We stumbled upon one of the places we thought about trying called OG. We had a chocolate pie there.
The inside was pretty unique and the staff were very nice.
The castle looked really cool with all the green lights. There is a funicular that you can ride up to the castle as well.
We headed back to the hotel for the night.
There was a free breakfast at the hotel including toast, fruit and coffee. We only booked one night at the hotel, so we checked out to go exploring for the day before our evening bus to Zagreb.
There was a roman well in the park.
We made it to the park and took a nice walk around.
We saw some nice swans. They followed us around the pond as we walked.
The rain really started to come down so we went and got some coffee and a pastry from Backwerk.
We also made a short video to help give the feel that you were there. Check it out.
We went back to Loving Hut which was near the bus station where we were to catch our Flixbus to Zagreb,
By 430pm, we were on our way to Zagreb!
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