Piran, Slovenia’s Coastal Jewel

Piran, Slovenia’s Coastal Jewel

Like Ljubljana, Piran is small. All of Slovenia’s towns and cities seem to be small. But damn is it pretty!

You can see the Italian influence in Piran. The town was part of the Venetian Empire from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century. It was part of Italy from 1918 to 1947 (today the Italian border is 30km away). On top of that, the municipality of Piran is bilingual – you are as likely to hear Italian spoken as you are to hear Slovenian. [Read more…]

A Visit to the Charming City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljulbjana is one of the prettiest, most charming capitals in Europe. It is laid back (you could say sleepy), clean, and somehow feels like somewhere out of a fairy tale with its colourful squares, unusual bridges (including a Dragon bridge), weird statues, and a river which reminded me of a mini version of the Seine in Paris. With green parks and citizens riding around on bikes, it is unlike any place we have been – and definitely different than any other place we’ve travelled to in the Balkans. [Read more…]