InterRail 2012 8. Ljubljana
Here’s a short account of my visit to the Slovenian capital: Ljubljana.
By the time I caught the 17H train from Zagreb, I had already gotten sober from the escapades the night before. The train journey didn’t take long, only about an hour and a half. There were some English girls on the same carriage as me and they were chatting amongst themselves about how pretty the landscape was. To be fair, I have to agree. The sun setting behind the mountain pass was stunning.
Fast forward to an hour and a half later, I arrived at Ljubljana. 2130H and it was already dark. I got out of the station and that’s when I realised that I didn’t book any hostel. AWKWARD.
Thankfully, the beauty of InterRailing is, lots of people do it. One Afro-American girl, a student from MIT (apparently), with her mate were on the same train. I made small chit chat with them and I tagged along to their hostel. I can’t remember the name of the hostel but it wasn’t very far from the station. We walked across the station and straight down. For €25, I had a bed for the night.
Nothing eventful happened in the evening of my stay in Ljubljana. I was advised not to go out by the receptionist at night alone for my own safety. Recuperating from the heavy drinking the night before, I thought it was a good idea to just rest.
To compensate for the lost time in Ljubljana, I woke up early at about 8am. I checked out and wandered about the town. There were some leaflets about white water rafting up around Lake Bled (out of the city) so I vowed to return to Slovenia purely for this. I spent a couple of minutes walking around. I walked into a shop to buy a t-shirt on sale. It was getting VERY hot and humid so the little amount of clothes I had were getting mucky.
I couldn’t really go far from the centre as the next train I had to catch was at about 1315H to Nova Goricia, the border to Italy, where I shall continue my journey from.