This week’s photo of the week was taken along the banks of the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana, the Capital of Slovenia.
As the capital and largest city in Slovenia you’re probably thinking that Ljubljana is a sprawling metropolis; but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead think of quaint cobbled streets, a compact but picturesque Old Town and a welcoming approach to foreign guests. With the Ljubljanica River running through its core, the expansive Tivoli Park providing ample green space and Ljubljana Castle sat imposingly on a hill high above the city, Ljubljana is undeniably one of Europe’s most aesthetically pleasing capital cities; and that’s before you even consider that the stunning scenery of the Julian Alps and Lake Bled is within easy day-tripping distance on Slovenia’s easy to navigate roads. In fact, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous you could even choose to ski in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon using Ljubljana as your base (although I imagine Slovenia’s waters to be somewhat chilly during ski season). In all, whether it’s for a weekend city-break or a longer holiday exploring what Slovenia has to offer, Ljubljana is an excellent, and cost-effective, base camp.