The whole point of this short trip to Ljubljana I just had was a reunion with two of my former housemates from my EVS time in Slovenske Konjice (Eastern Slovenia), two girls I kept being in touch during the following years and with whom -back then- I instantly had a special bound based on our common passion for food –hence our trio nickname “trije prašički” (the three little pigs, as those from the fairy tale). And so, as you can easily guess, our trije prašički’s reunion in Ljubljana revolved mostly around food :-)
Today, let’s forget how cynical we are during the rest of the year and let’s celebrate LOVE instead, with a post about the only country that has the word LOVE within its name: Slovenia!
*fan girl mood on*
*fan girl mood on*
(Were you expecting that I would have missed this golden opportunity to ramble about Slovenia? Seriously?)
According to the first version of our travel plan, on day #5 we were supposed to go to Otocec terme (yes, I know it is a quite touristic destination, but in that case there is a valid reason why so many people go there!), but the hotel in the castle was all booked so we decided to change our plans and enjoy eastern Slovenia instead (aka my side of Slovenia). We were planning to exit at Celje and from there visit Slovenske Konjice, Zrece, Maribor and Ptuj, but again we were running late so we skipped a few things from the plan and we drove straight to the Mercator supermarket at the entrance of Slovenske Konjice, where you can find the hugest array of beauty products by Dvorec Trebnik (’cause the Mansion, Dvorec in Slovene language, is located in this small village) and I bought a 1-year-stock of its products plus a few presents for my mother and my friends.
|Ljubljana, Slovenia | Food|
First of all, I must confess that in Ljubljana we were so lucky to have the best food guide on the planet: my Macedonian friend Elena, who is living in Slovenia since 2008, when we both arrived on the same day in the glorious EVS house in Slovenske Konjice (western Slovenia). We are close friends now, but I would say our friendship arose from our shared passion for cooking and eating (and also from travelling Slovenia far and wide to try new restaurants!). Thus she obviously had complete authority to decide where we were going to eat during our stay: 3 dinners to surprise us! :-)
It was since my spring break in 2012 that I didn’t come back to Slovenia, but now I’m finally here!!!
We arrived two days ago and, according to the plan, we went straight to the beach near Izola and then to Piran to have dinner. When I was living in Slovenia, I didn’t go often to the coast, actually I have been in Piran only once, so I have plenty to discover!
The main square in very beautiful but quite turistic, such as the seafront with all its restaurant. But if you go to the inner part of the town, you will discover beautiful alleys and striking glimpses.