Hosting guests gave us a good excuse to explore our neighborhood in Europe a little. Just down road (actually through a tunnel under a mountain) is Slovenia. The capital Ljubljana is about an hour drive and has enough sights to spend at least an afternoon. It’s interesting that as soon as you cross the border there is a lot more English being spoken. People in the shops and cafes realize that Austrian and Italian visitors don’t speak more than a few words of Slovenian, so everyone switches to English. For us, it’s a nice little break from practicing German.
We took a detour on the way and stopped off at one of the more famous places in Slovenia. Lake Bled is surrounded by mountains and has a little island in the middle with a quaint church on it. It all adds up to a perfectly picturesque spot on a sunny day. Here’s the proof:
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