Slovenia is a hidden gem in the Balkan region. The city is a close bus ride away from where I stayed at Lake Bled and makes for a relaxed day trip (or vice versa). Slovenia's capital city is actually small enough to be explored entirely on foot in a couple hours. The University of Ljubljana is a prominent Slovenian university with buildings scattered throughout the city and I saw a lot of students walking about and relaxing in Zvezda Park during the day. Meanwhile, Downtown Ljubljana (where the yellow and pink buildings were) has a ton of trendy cafes and outdoor seating, perfect for a leisurely afternoon coffee and people watching.
Have more time to spend in Slovenia? Consider exploring the country's rural Bela Krajna region through these photos.
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