Europe 2.0 – Day 24 20 June

Another early morning *yawns*

Today we woke up slightly later, at 730am but make that 7am because we stay right beside a church and it sounds its be every 15 minutes. At around 7:03am, it will ring every second until 7:05am. So that’s my alarm for today. 

Besides disliking the atmosphere of this hostel (I mentioned in the previous post that it’s too outgoing and rowdy for me), the room practically has nothing except 2 beds and one table. No cupboards, hangers, chairs… But it’s a twin private so I slept well hehe. 

Yesterday night we were super undecided on how we’d be going about our itinerary because I was afraid of cycling in Europe after my terrible experience in Marjan Hill in Split. I was afraid that we had to cycle along cars and passersby again, which would be less attention on the experience and sights, more on trying not to hurt myself and those around me. 

In the end the bicycles at the hostels were too big for us so we had to take a bus to Lake Bled. And from there, I happened to find out about a bus going to Vintgar Gorge at 930am. Perfect for us because we reached around 920am! The last return bus was at 1145am and that means we’d have convenient transportation to and from the gorge, and as well as adequate time to see it. 

The gorge itself was very beautiful and imo beats Taroko Gorge that I saw in Hualien, Taiwan. 

Firstly the weather was bright and cooling when I saw the former, but rainy and slippery when I saw the latter. 

Secondly Vintgar gorge was closely surrounded by beautiful whitish/grey mountainous terrains, adding a rugged feel. 

Moreover, the river that flows beneath the walking platforms is not very far from us, maybe only 1m. The waters have a transparent to translucent azure gradient from its circumference to centre. And like Plitvice, we saw fishes swimming in the river. Many coniferous trees surrounded us as we completed our 1.6km trail along the gorge. On the way there were many children, dogs, older people with their hiking sticks, school groups and even a group of special needs teenagers. Mother nature something we all have in common. 

Along the bank, I also saw stacks of rocks that different visitors have contributed to. They’re all really cute and added character to the gorge. Some parts the river flowed faster gushing down elevated terrain and then forming mini waterfalls, while in other parts the river flowed slowly, only carrying gentle waves with the blow of the breeze. Both were relaxing to watch. At the end there was a waterfall but we had no time to see because it would be time to go back to catch our return bus. We sped walked our way back to the bus and arrived again in bled by 12nn.

Slovenia was a great place to meet people. Somehow, we spoke to the highest number of travellers on this trip. We met the Lo family on the previous day (see my previous post). And while walking at Vintgar gorge, we met 2 groups of Israelis who helped take photos for us, to whom we returned the favour, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ On the bus back we met an English language teacher from US, who now works in Spain. And later we’ll be meeting more people… (stay tuned; alternatively if you’re already bored reading till here, skip to the end for the good part heh) 

Anyways we didn’t expect to eat a proper lunch today so we packed food with us. But I had hoped to try Bled Cream cake and that led us to Slasicarna Zima. As its name suggests, mostly cream – whipped and vanilla. Puff tasty on top and below the cream. We slacked there for a long time until 1pm+ rolled around and we started walking again

First we headed to the Bled Castle and that involved many steps. Seeing how underwhelming it is from below and seeing the student price (7โ‚ฌ), we decided not to go in. Then we took the painstaking hike back down. The main attraction of the castle isnt itself but the promised view of bled, which we’d already be seeing later from a panoramic view point on the hills. 

Then we started our walk around Lake Bled, a bit dampened by nothing else to do (because maybe we were too efficient in the morning haha). We stopped many times along our way to sit down, eat fruits/snacks and did nothing much. There were many people swimming (wished I brought my own piece along) or rowing in the lake haha. And the bells of the church in ‘the island’ kept ringing in the distance Hahaha. 

The original plan was to see Ojstrica signpost and then hike up to enjoy the bird’s eye view. We didn’t pass it until 4pm and that began a gruelling journey for me… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The entire way up was probably paved by a tractor or something – it was so steep and rocky… The middle of the trail had a lot of rocks and the 2 sides flanking it lesser. I alternated my steps between which I think may cause me to slip to death (I have a phobia of falling)… 

Occasionally some parts have fallen tree barks and leaves that were dampened – those were the best. The worst were long, steep segments that have small sandy rocks. I picked up a wooden stick along the way… And YS had to stop often to wait for me ><

Alas we completed missed Ojstrica and went instead to Mala Ostojna LOL! (The latter is a higher viewpoint than the former and probably unnecessary to go to). I felt a bit sad because the gruelling journey could have been shorter if we didn’t miss our original destination. Where was it?! I was pretty sure we followed the right track as there was only one path… 

Even finding Mala Ostojna was difficult. We first mistakenly went to somewhere we thought was the viewpoint, but actually turned out to be a bench overlooking the opposite side of the lake. We were awarded with views of green pastures and hills. It looked something like a children’s play set as cars were passing at an idyllic pace below us and appeared extremely tiny. The breeze was good too but I was stressed that we still have a long way to find our panoramic view!!! 

We found Mala Ostojna in the end, 5 minutes hike from the bench. Another couple was already there and later we found out that they were from our hostel! They were super friendly and we took photos of one another with the lake. YS loved the view, as did I but I was internally freaking out about going the treacherous way down. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyways I feel that having seem the view from the top, there may be no need to see the lake anymore afterwards as it is the best view of the lake.

(And IMO it is the point of the whole lake/coming here.) 

I mean, it’s almost whimsical/magical that an island has sprouted outta nowhere in the lake, making it look outta a fairytale. It helped that the lake is a very, very true blue, something that is difficult to appreciate when you’re looking from ground level. I felt that people of Bled must be really lucky for this lake and its island as it sprung out so many opportunities for them, people of a small province in Slovenia. 

Going back down was as difficult as I thought. I was walking super duper ultra slowly, sweat dripping everywhere. Going down a steep slow had 2 ways of doing so – going quickly and dangerously (like a ninja with its flitting pace), or slowly and dangerously (the longer I stood on a spot to calculate where to place my foot next means more time for the stones below me to give way). Either way it was painstaking zzz.

Then we found the way to Ojstrica. 

IT IS THE WORSTTTTT!!!! 

THE TRAIL WAS SO SMALL AND NONEXISTENT. 

IT WAS FILLED WITH BIG, JAGGED AND UNEVEN ROCKS. 

OMG. 

I was freaking scared and asked YS to recce in front if it was the right way. And indeed it was, so I need to haul myself there somehow. 

And I did. On my all fours… Zzz (Other people did it on their 2 feet.) 

I was so zzzzz by the time I reached there (because of my ‘ordeal’) that I couldn’t appreciate it anymore. By the way, Ojstrica is nicer to some because the island appears larger and would be a good photo spot. Whereas from Ostojna you could see more, like the whole outline of Lake Bled and also its surrounding environment (the little towns and farms). 

On my way down, I have decided to completely give up and go down on my butt… :/ I was 2 seconds in this awkward stance when a couple wanted to go down came behind me and I yelled the f word (because I was stressed and embarrassed, and if i plonked my butt it meant there was no space on this narrow trail for them to pass)! 

Then the man very kindly asked me if I needed help and gave me his hand!!! I was so grateful :’) he was my knight in mountain boots, t shirt and bermudas ๐Ÿ™‚ 

All the way down he had to take the more treacherous path while letting me step on the safer rocks. I’m so thankful because he made everything less scary and quicker. Phew… 

He asked if I was from China, probably Half curious and half trying to distract me. When I revealed that I was from sg, he said he understood why I was so scared as Singapore is flat! I joked that we only has one hill and no mountains whatsoever. They were Slovenes and asked if we enjoyed their country and without a doubt the answer is yes!!! 

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Europe 2.0 – Day 23 18 June

Today we visited the Skocjan caves. For the second day we woke up before 7am (so hardworking) and then we caught a train to Divaca, which is the closest train station to the caves. The journey there was awesome; Slovenia has endless green and mountainous landscapes. And many little towns were set up at the base of groups of mountains and were marked by a cathedral and their pointy squarish bell tower. Many trees, much sunshine and rocks as well. I really love how cottage-ish the whole country is (meaning everything is very quaint, natural and beautiful). 

We had 1h before the guided tour starts so we went to a panoramic spot only 10 minutes hike away to see a sinkhole, or a cave without a roof, caused by collapse of its rocky ceiling because water has seeped into fragile parts of it. 

The view was majestic to behold but the sun was extremely bright and washed out everything, making it difficult to appreciate tbh. Nonetheless I enjoyed the many pine trees growing around the trail. They were planted in the 1800s.

The tour group was extremely large (around 80-90 people) and had to be split up according to language of the tour. Once entering, it was super cooling and beforehand, we were briefed that it would be 12 degrees inside. Thankfully I didn’t feel super cold without a jacket, but my nose did go kinda numb halfway through the tour. 

The caves were amazing from start to end. Near the entrance, we were already taught about stalagmites and stalactites, something which I didn’t know. The caves have great real life examples of both and we were not allows to touch it as it will stop the growth of these natural structures. This was the silent chamber. 

Then we entered the murmuring chamber, named so because you could hear the river flowing, waterfalls gushing. We all knew that we were reaching the highlight of our tour. 

Alas, we reached the largest chamber of our tour and everything came into sight at once. 

Save for one artificial light that brought the reka river to sight, we could only see the silhouette of the rocky structures framing the centre attraction in layers. 

Looking backwards, small lamps light up the walking trails and illuminated visitors walking in rows, resembling an ant trail inside an underground nest. Besides that, everything is dark and we were all fixated on the star of the show. 

Along the way, our guide showed us the trails which the first explorers took and they were all polished, one foot’s width ledges pouching out from the steep faces of the rock surfaces. Save for some flimsy strings, there was no other protective features for these explorers to safely carry out their jobs. 

Some other off beaten trails were also made by the staff of the park itself for their own fun and research. They were also very dangerous; many steps were steep and small. At some parts there was no ground to walk on so the staff have to make a leap to continue on their journey. These trails led to either the river flowing below or more Chambers above. For visitors, our trail was extremely ‘user friendly’ – the cement had wavy lines to prevent slippages and almost all parts had stable railings. Our group was made of 80% senior citizens and the oldest of them, a lady probably 80 something years old, walked the slowest but with the help of 2 professional hiking sticks, always managed to catch up. What an inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ 

The guide started talking softer and softer, only feeding information to those walking in front and later (I felt that) there was a competition between our group members and us to be at the front of the pack. YS and I gave up after trying a few times, cutting other people in front of us and then pissing them off in the meantime. 

Near the big collapse, we saw bats and felt a change in temperature, which also signalled the end of our tour. 

YS and I continued to the 2nd part of our journey, which is self guided. Unlike the first half, we could take photos haha. It was was thrilling as the 1st part too, although not as scenic, because we crossed more bridges, many of which we could see what lied below us. 

We initially planned to do another trail but the sun was scorching hot and decided against it. We managed to catch a shuttle bus and later a train back to ljubljana. 

The train back was different as the one that we came by. It is the olden type because it was arranged in cabins of 6 seats. Initially only YS and I shared one cabin to ourselves but a Chinese couple (who was on the same skocjan tour as us by the way, and also the same shuttle bus, and oh also the same train from ljubljana) were looking for empty places so I offered them ours. 

They were really friendly and started convo with us. We revealed that we were medical students when they asked us about our faculty… Then the man said he was our alumni! HAHAHA! YS thought they he meant he’s from the same faculty while I thought he meant he’d from the same uni… Turned out, we were both right! He’s a doctor who pursued his masters in NUS! OMG AHAHAHA big shot sitting next to us the whole time lol! 

Immediately I was super aware that we were in the presence of our senior. But anyway both of them were super nice to us and we talked about many things. They migrated a long time ago to NZ after the guy (Dr Lo) finished his higher studies in SG and clinical work in the UK. He must have been really good to earn himself these wonderful opportunities. I asked him more questions about how he migrated etc. Both of them loved their new lives in NZ. 

I was then curious about their travels and this time they’ll be visiting Europe for 2 months!!! Even longer than us and everything was pre planned with a lot of research. I was so in awe of their spirit and courage. True travellers and adventurers indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are extremely well travelled people and so we obtained more info from them about places they love. It’s the first time I’ve met someone who have been to the artic circle and even seen a real life polar bear in its natural environment (I’ve seen a few in the zoo, so, well…) 

We talked for the whole trip and both YS and I were super excited to hear more from them. They also obtained some info from us about Croatia. Basically there was so much to talk about but the old train was so noisy, making us pause awkwardly or shout sometimes but oh Wells. 

Upon reaching ljubljana, we took a photo to remember one another by. It’s such a fateful encounter and hearty conversation… It will definitely be one of the highlights of our trip. 

Then we only had about 1.5h before we catch a train to bled. Everything was very rushed after we spent too much time in the supermarket finding food for the subsequent days… Oops. We basically had a 30mins dinner, which proved to be too short cuz we had to take away and got a HUGE pizza box to do so, even though we weren’t left with much to finish. We speed walked back to our hostel to get our bags and then out again to the train station. Hahahahha luckily we made it, phew ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Soon we were in Bled and our hostel wasn’t far away, thankfully. We were so exhausted by the time we reached and bathed before heading out to check out our surroundings. We’ll be staying in proper hostel rooms after Bled, because now we have a private twin bedroom to share. Unfortunately I don’t quite like the vibe of this hostel. The bosses, all male, are always sitting outside the house, drinking. They seem to be friendly but tbh I’m kinda intimidated by their presence. Music is always playing downstairs cuz this hostel has an outdoor seating for guests. Everyone seem to be chilling and enjoying themselves but imo I prefer if I could privately walk in and out of the hostel without so much people around… Oh Wells ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Europe 2.0 – Day 22 18 Juneย 

Today is our full day in ljubljana and also our last day here. We woke up bright and early in the morning to go to Tivoli Park for picnicking/breakfast. Unfortunately the park was just like any other normal park (although beautiful – don’t get me wrong, YS and I were probably spoiled by many ang moh parks in London/aussie) so we made our picnic short. It’s Plecnik’s (a famous archictect in Ljubljana) 60 year anniversary so there was a photography exposition on the construction of his bridges/buildings and also takes of his end products. 

Later we headed to the farmer’s Market, just beside the covered market. It’s only a short stretch, about 100m, and there weren’t many as vendors as I’d imagine there to be. I got some raspberries which turn out very juicy, as well as a customised kitchen mat for a friend. Both were quite reasonable (3โ‚ฌ and 5โ‚ฌ) even if I feel a bit bad for spending so much money. Then we went to something like a cocoa cafe, it’s name is ‘cacao’ Hahaha! I had hot chocolate that had almonds and vanilla Gelato inside. It wasn’t as good as I thought (Max Brenner wins easily) but mainly mostly because the ice-cream melted in the drink, making it very foamy, creamy and warm (not hot). 

Finally we made our way to the castle via the pain staking up slope hill. Before meeting our guide at 11am, we went to the viewing tower, which had more steps for us to go up. The view was 360 degrees, unobstructed and we could identify squares and buildings which we visited the previous day. 

The tour is called ‘time machine’ and is supposed to tell us about the history of the ljubljana castle. My first impression of the castle is that its a prominent sight in this small city; no matter where you walk, if you look up, you’d see the viewing tower and the ljubljana flag flying proudly in the sky. It’s like a guardian that watches over the town, every day and night, very amazing indeed. 

We had no expectations for the tour and it turned out way better than expected. At ljubljana Castle, the interior has been converted to exhibition and wedding halls. So the entire tour took place outside the castle rooms. 

We were first introduced to the well, 100m deep and built in roman times. Little did we know that an actor dressed up as a roman soldier, and an actress in a toga were waiting for us there! They performed a little skit about how the Romans came to develop this town. The well, including the man-treaded wheel, is still very well preserved until today. The best prisoners were assigned to manually pull up buckets of water from the deep end of the well. 

Along many other parts of the castle, we met other characters, including St George, a Hasburg royalty, Napoleon, a nun, a prisoner and finally the mayor of ljubljana who bought the castle so that our entrance fees profit this city today. All the actors were very entertaining and sporting. I love their dedication into their work and how they could make impromptu script. For a small amount to enjoy such an interactive experience was very worthwhile for both of us. 

After the tour, the castle still offered many activities like watching a video presentation (also on the history of the castle), going to the chapel to have a calligrapher write something for you in gothic font as souvenir, a national geographic exhibition of minorities living in omo river Ethiopia and a permanent exhibition on Slovenian history. All the exhibitions were very well done and the permanent exhibition especially, had interactive boards that offer information in many languages. They were very comprehensive and had many accompanying artefacts and photos to offer the audience. 

For lunch, we had ‘the best sausage in ljubljana’. I found this place (Klobasarna) by accident on Google when I was bookmarking other restaurants that were recommended by our hostel. It didn’t disappoint and I felt that we had an authentic taste of the Carniolian sausage, which is supposed to be Slovenia’s sausage haha. We also ordered barley porridge and struklji, also Slovenian dishes no less. The meal was affordable and very hearty. 

Afterwards we headed to the St Nicholas cathedral, which is also the ljubljana cathedral, and then the free walking tour which started at 3pm. By then I was super tired because of the late night yesterday and early morning today. The sun was intense and the tour would be 2h long… I highly doubted that I’d have enough energy or patience. 

On the contrary, the tour turned out to be awesome. Although I already knew and saw some of the things which the guide talked about, I still learnt a lot of new information which I wouldn’t have known or searched up if a local didn’t say it. (For example, the statue of Presereen in Presereen square is looking at his love interest, a 16 year old girl, who is represented by a wooden statue built on a building 100m away from the statue.) 

We saw all the bridges, churches (Ljubljana cathedral and also the pink Fransican church) and other buildings of significance like the town hall. The guide was super engaging throughout and we also stayed for the whole program (to my surprise). 

It was 5pm after the tour and we’d still have a lot of time to kill before the sky darkens. We headed back to bathe and rest, then headed to have dinner at one of the restaurants recommended by the hostel. Unfortunately, because we only ordered one goulash to share and nothing else, the staff treated us with double standards. By the time we paid and left, I was extremely frustrated by the lousy attitude. No doubt the food and restaurant were reputable but the staff who treats its customers in an unwarranted way still make the restaurant a zero-star one. 

We left our dinner place quickly so as not to subject ourselves to more humiliation. By then we had about 1h to kill before watching another open performance – this time it would be a play. It turns out that 99.9% of the script was in Slovenian language so we left only after 10mins into the show, and returned to the hostel for a good rest after a long day. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Europe 2.0 – Day 21 17 June

YAY I found a computer at our hostel in Ljubljana!

So today we left Croatia for Slovenia (finally). By right we were supposed to take a 2:45pm bus from plitvice to Zagreb, where we’ll change bus to one bound for ljubljana. But I conveniently forgot that the check out time would be at 10am (I left so much empty time so that we could spend a second morning at plitvice if need be but we managed to see most sites the day before.) 

On the night before we decided to ‘risk it’ and board an earlier bus run by the same company. (Our other option were refund or changing the departure time of the bookings but it was too troublesome and uncertain if it will work.)

By 930am we were out and our host gave us a ride, saving us a lot of effort walking on the main road w our heavy bags. The bus came late by 10mins, at 1025am, and here comes the moment of truth. 

The bus conductor took out his machine to scan the QR code on our slip and thankfully it doesn’t register the time of our actual ride. A receipt printed out from his handheld device and we were on our way to Zagreb. =P

We successfully booked a connecting bus on the spot and headed to ljubljana. The travelling time was especially long because of the queue at the customs (again). 

Nonetheless we manage to reach at least 4h earlier than if we had boarded the original 245pm bus from plitvice. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

For 2 nights we would be staying in an 8 bedded female hostel room. We chatted with a few of our room mates when we arrived, one of whom was in her transition period of life (changing job to pursue a masters in theology) and she had done wwoofing in both Croatia and Italy before coming to Slovenia. 

Not wasting time, YS and I headed to the ljubljana Castle which was a steep climb from the ground floor. Later there we found out about a guided tour happening at 11am and 3pm daily so we decided to come the next day. 

Afterwards we walked around along the river where we spotted a pride parade going on. (I already kinda saw it coming because while walking to the hostel, I spotted 2 girls wearing the rainbow flags behind their backs.) 

And the parade was RAD! Tbh I haven’t seen any other pride parades ever but I’d say this one was pretty awesome. You could tell that everyone participating in it was genuinely an advocate for LGBT rights (and I say so because they were very meticulous with their dressing and make up, although one of the ladies was half naked…) 

The size of the parade was humble, maybe only 100m long at best. Trailing behind it was an on-the-go dance floor that is fitted on a truck and it was playing loudddd music. People around us were dancing and posing for photos – the atmosphere was festive. 

Then walking further ahead we saw a stage set up in a park that’s in front of the University of Ljubljana administration building (its very pretty) and a chamber group was rehearsing. So June happened to be the month public arts and there would be a concern tonight happening for FREE!! I super love free musical/artsy stuff and both YS and I were definitely heading back. 

Later the staff even told us that today (17 June) was the ‘museum by a summer night’ day, meaning that ALL MUSEUMS WOULD BE OPENED FOR FREE UNTIL LATE! Before long I discovered that late = midnight. HOORAY! Our decision to escape from plitvice early turned out to be correct Hahaha! 

It was 8pm by the time we had all these info so the priority was to fill our stomachs before we could enjoy all these artsy line up for us this evening. We picked a burger bar by the river and found nice seats. Bonus: the big sized and intimidating looking waiter was actually very friendly and kind towards us. :’) 

Having some more time to spare before 9pm, we walked down to the dragon Bridge, where we spotted a burger and beer festival happening in front of the covered market. T^T maybe we could have seen this before deciding to settle our dinner elsewhere. 

It was 925pm when we arrived at the open concert and all the seats were filled. There were also people sitting on the floor or standing around; and very one was in the zone. Also an opera singer accompanied some of the songs and everyone was simply EXCELLENT. 

By 945m I decided to leave and check out the museums. First I went to the city museum, which is on my list of attractions to visit. When I arrived i was kinda put off by the crowds. Many people were standing in the lobby, doing nothing productive except chatting with one another. Later I realised that they were waiting for an event to start at 10pm, called ‘a walk with roman ghosts’. I’m guessing they were gonna see ruins of Emona, the old roman city that used to be in Ljubljana. 

Once the crowds cleared I had better insight of the place – its divided between a permanent exhibition (faces of ljubljana) and a temporary one (new age: industrialisation sth sth). I went to see the latter, which highlighted the important presence of factories and union workers in ljubljana. They gave rise to their own set of problems for the city council to worry about, yet is also a good way for the socialist regime to exert their power. All in all I felt that it did more benefit than harm for. Ljubljana as many people from the countryside found jobs in the city and the growing industries allowed foreign investments to pour in. I enjoyed the exhibition very much because it used many interesting and creative ways to deliver many messages across. And most of these mediums are not simply words and pictures – there were art installations and hands on displays for the audience to be engaged. 

Then I walked over to the national gallery but took a wrong right turn without knowing. I knew I needed to turn right along the street but turned too early because I saw a building with the ‘museum by the summer night’ standee outside. 

Turns out that I walked into the Parliament?! My belongings had to go through security check and I didn’t realise where I was until I was 5 minutes in, precisely at the moment where I saw the Parliament Hall where important meetings would be held. HAHAHA! It was interesting because it’s my first time seeing something like this and there were exhibits outside talking about the coming of independence of Slovenia. Lining the top of the walls were paintings of the history of Slovenia, beginning from the time that it was ruled by Romans until today as it is. 

Staying for a only a short while, I headed to my original destination. Many people were still entering although it was 11pm and the night is chilly. The permanent exhibition was about the medieval times of Slovenia and what they manage to construe of its origins as an early civilizations. Artefacts like wooden boats and coins were displayed. 

After which I came to the section on natural history which piqued my interest more. The first time I saw such thing was at the LKC natural history museum in NUS (but tbh I consider my time at London’s one a more authentic experience). 

Aside from the usual, like birds and insects, they had displays of mammoths because it’s remind were found on Slovenian grounds by archaeologists. And with gloves on, I could even touch a real life mammoth tooth (but truthfully I doubted that it is real… Shouldn’t they keep something so precious from the public?) 

The staff at the booth told me that mammoths only had 4 teeth and they change 6 times per year. I mistook the sharper end as the chewing surface but I was wrong; mammoths are herbivores. It’s cousin, mastodons, have smaller sharp teeth. And it’s the first time I heard about mastodons. 


There were many other interactive exhibits for children and adults alike to have fun with. Most of them engage the 6 senses and I realise that this is the standard of Slovenian museums. I really liked how they encourage so much public involvement in the education of history and the arts. Moreover they make it so accessible and attractive through events like that. But then again I’m sure it’s because ljubljana has more substance to display than Singapore and so they have a huge amount of educational resources to play with. 

Last but not the least, the temporary exhibition was on the archaeological artefacts of early musical instruments. I was awed by the passion of archaeologists that specialise in this area – they’re so dedicated! And that night was truly an eye opener. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so in love with vibrant, green and young ljubljana. 

p.s Slovenia is 26 years old this year.