{Travel} weekend getaway in Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Ljubljana, Slovenia.Ljubljana

 Ok so that just happened, the weekend before my getaway to Ljubljana (a mouth full I know :)) I was sat in my apartment alone, disappointed due to cancelled plans when I decided to check out what offers wizz air had. I stumbled upon many offers but when I saw £46 return ticket to Ljubljana, Slovenia I knew I had to get this ticket. I work with a Slovenia colleague who always talks about her country and its beauty, she visits her motherland every chance she gets with her husband and kids. I had wanted to go visit just from hearing her talk about her homeland and before my brain had an opportunity to be objective I bought the ticket. I then realised I needed to start searching for a hotel to stay in and how to get from airport to hotel and back.

Lets just say I am a spontaneous person 🙂

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Where shall I start? From the beginning I hear you say, always the best place to begin.

Saturday arrived faster than I expected, my flight was 7.35am so boo drove me to Luton Airport at 5am. Departure was delayed due to air traffic, this made me panic a little bit because my Go Opti airport transfer was booked for 11.15 (Slovenian time) and my flight had an estimated arrival time of 10.30 so delays were not my friend. Plane departed a few minutes late, it is 1hr 20 minutes flight, whilst on board I bought a 2 x croissant and hot chocolate, ate one croissant and decided to snooze as was not sure how long it would be to get to hotel. When I woke up I managed to get a few pictures of the many mountains in Slovenia and when plane landed I realised someone had stolen my 2nd croissant was not impressed, I think it was the guy behind me but he refused so not to embarrass myself and him and just said maybe I threw it away by accident. We arrives at 10.45, I made a desperate call to my pick-up driver and told him about the situation luckily for me he was very understanding and said he would wait, in the end there was no need as I managed to get through immigration/customs in record time of 5 minutes. I had 5 more minutes left so nipped to the loo then went to meet him.

 Miranda, Ljubljana

 The service I had booked for picture was with multiple passengers which was cheaper (£6 each way), he dropped off the couple first then me and told me same location tomorrow (Sunday) for pick-up. I checked in at the hotel Ambrosic Rooms 2 hours earlier than expected, I was pleased they let me check in that early so I could leave my luggage and go for walks freely. The room cost me £24 plus 1 euro city tax, it was very sizeable, clean, has the river view which is gorgeous, free wifi and the shared bathroom which I didn’t mind.

 Ljubljana Castle

view from Ljubljana castle

 After leaving my bag, I went for a walk along the river Ljubljana then went to the Saturday Market where I picked up some lovely natural body lotion and some Slovenian biscuits. I toured the town, earlier I had gone to the train station to exchange my pound to Euros as I had used my Euros to pay for room in advance instead of check-out day (my choice). After the town walk I decided to visit the Ljubljana castle which was absolutely beautiful, I paid 10 euros to for funicular and the castle which is affordable i think. You can just buy the funicular ride for 4 euros and explore outside the castle which was gorgeous too. At the top of the castle I was able to have a bird’s-eye view of the city, though fog was still prevalent even around 13.00 you could still see the beautiful town of Ljubljana.

 Vodnikov Hram, Ljubljana Slovenia

Ljubljana, Vodnikov Hram

Pumpkin soup with white truffle

 During my walks I had seen on one menu ‘Fried Frog Legs’, looking at the picture without reading the name of the dish it looked like calamari but when I saw the name of the dish I almost tipped over but I was curious and wanted to see and taste 🙁 it for myself (the explorer and cultural appreciator in me).

Ljubljana

Fried Frog Legs

Miranda, Ljubljana, Fried Frog Legs

Ljubljana

I saw a lovely restaurant called Vodnikov Hram, I entered it and managed to make a friend – she is Italian and like me spontaneously booked a trip to Ljubljana for 24 hours. We decided to seat and eat together, people around us thought we had known each other for years but we had literally just met and it was so much fun. Another funny thing it turned out we had not only booked this trip spontaneously but we had also booked the same hotel (what a coincidence). We had a fun nice and now I have a friend to visit in Italy in January or February 2016.

Traveling has become such a huge part of my life it is becoming hard to imagine not traveling at least once a month, so I have decided to do the #Take12Trips challenge for 2016 and each month I will be taking at least one holiday. I am so excited about 2016 and I can not wait to see what The Lord has in store for me.

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  1. January 6, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Wohoo another Wanderlust bitten Brit, Glad to e-meet you hun! I love travel and blog about it too. I love spontaneous trips and being a part of a Community if world travellers has helped not only fund most of my trips but some are ever Free yup! So love seeing new shores, making new friends and tasting new stuff..Frogs legs…I am yet to try. Chickened out several times. I see you havent shared what they taste like or whether you are the lot 🙂 I would be more than happy to share travel stories Miranda! Just curious how do you fund your travels…?

    • January 6, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Hi Julie, I pay for my travels and would love to meet more bloggers. Thanks for stopping by, the frogs were nice and I ate 4/5 they tasted like chicken 🙂

  2. December 29, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    This sounds so magical! I’d love to escape for 24hours to explore.

    • December 29, 2015 / 8:31 pm

      It was unbelievably magical and fun, you should try it

  3. December 29, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    The photos you took look beautiful! I would love to visit Slovenia one day 🙂

    • December 29, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks, it’s a beautiful country and do not think my pictures gave it enough justice

    • December 29, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Hahaha, thank you made my day. I can not wait for my 2016 adventures

  4. December 28, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    What a lovely trip. I would love to try that bread bowl. I bet it is amazing!

    • December 28, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      It was amazing indeed

    • December 28, 2015 / 8:24 am

      Thanks Mimi, I definitely did in 2015 and hope to do more in 2016

  5. Kathy
    December 25, 2015 / 4:04 am

    This looks like an amazing place to go. I would love to be able to travel here. Your photos are beautiful! I wish that I could travel more often.

    • December 25, 2015 / 7:30 am

      Thanks Kathy, hope you get to visit one dayb

  6. December 25, 2015 / 3:04 am

    I am not sure I could try a frog leg with out gagging haha. Your trip looked amazing!

    • December 25, 2015 / 7:29 am

      Hahaha I was the same Jesica but then when in Rome and I did it

  7. Bonnie @wemake7
    December 25, 2015 / 1:17 am

    That is so awesome that you are able to travel at least once a month. I can’t wait to travel to new places after my kiddos get a little older.

    • December 25, 2015 / 7:29 am

      Thanks Bonnie, I feel blessed and want to do this before I have kids

  8. December 24, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Slovenia is a beautiful country!! Thanks for sharing such a nice quick trip!

    • December 25, 2015 / 7:30 am

      It truly is and thanks for stopping by

  9. December 24, 2015 / 5:10 am

    I love spontaneous trips. It looks so beautiful here. The Pumpkin soup with white truffle looks so delicious.

    • December 24, 2015 / 8:28 am

      Thanks Ann, me too. Spontaneous trips makes life fun. The pumpkin soup was delicious

  10. December 24, 2015 / 3:22 am

    What a beautiful place to visit. The food is really making me hungry!

    • December 24, 2015 / 8:29 am

      Thanks Rose, it is such a beautiful country

  11. December 24, 2015 / 12:38 am

    I think the best trips are those last minute choices! You don’t have time to do anything except go and it looks like you picked a beautiful place to just go 🙂

    • December 24, 2015 / 8:29 am

      I couldn’t agree more and thanks. It was such an awesome time, one to remember for years to come.

    • December 23, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      You welcome, thanks. I didn’t of Slovenia either but I am glad I went and seen it for myself

  12. December 23, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    That place looks absolutely awesome. I love to travel and I love seeing all the European areas because you’re so much more history there. I will have to add this to my travel list.

    • December 23, 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks Jeanette, it is awesome

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