Tag Archives: Travel in Europe
Ljubljanajam Craft Beer Walk

Craft Beer Walk with Ljubljanajam

When I was a freshman in college, I refused beer whenever it was offered at a party. “I don’t drink beer,” I said. The older students laughed. “You will,” they said. “You will.” And they were right; more so than they would have imagined, because I’ve evolved into sort of a beer snob. In Australia […]

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Ljubljana, Ljet’s Be Friends

Before we go any further, let’s establish something off the bat. In Slovenian, the ‘j’ is pronounced like an English ‘y.’ So: Ljubljana is Lyooblyeeahna. Looks like it’s missing some vowels, takes some getting used to, but it starts to make sense soon enough. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, and its widely regarded as […]

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Road to Hum Croatia

The Road(s) to Hum

Halfway to Hum I thought we’d been had. “Are you sure this is a real place?” Jared asked. “There were signs,” I said. “It’s a real place.” As the car wheels crunched along the dirt road, we passed underneath a road bridge. The word ‘Hum’ and a directional arrow were spray painted on the concrete […]

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Piran: Yes, Slovenia has a Coastline

On a clear day, they say you can see Venice from Piran. I don’t know if that’s true (can’t seem to track down the famous ‘they’) but if you were in Piran I don’t know why you’d waste time trying to get a distant glimpse of Venice when Piran itself is ridiculously good looking. Slovenia’s coastline is […]

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Predjama Castle with a Side of Trieste

The best thing we did while planning this trip was to rent a car. We booked online and picked it up from the Ljubljana airport, and it allowed us the freedom to play it by ear when it came to where we’d go next. After Bled, we drove to Piran, loosely intending to stop in one […]

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Bled Castle Bouquet

A Wedding in Bled Castle

  The Slovenia of my imagination came with blue skies, sunshine, and fat white clouds. Real Slovenia was not like that. In real Slovenia it rained, a lot, and I spent most of the time with soggy shoes and wet jeans. If ever I return to Europe in the fall I will not arrive without […]

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