I’m now in Slovenia, the 21st country of this trip. The drive from Pula (Croatia) to Ljubljana took less than three hours. The border crossing was very swift – just waved through the EU passport channel. But then I had to stop at a kiosk just inside Slovenia to exchange my Croatian Kuna to Euros and to buy a road tax vignette (15 Euros for 7 days road tax).
I’ve checked into a suite at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana – a bit more costly than I would like, but the cheaper hotels were further out from the centre and had mixed reviews. The Grand Union is only steps away from one of the main squares in the old town, so is in a great location.
The Lonely Planet guide has compared the old town of Ljubljana to those of Prague and Krakow (probably my two favourite old towns). I wouldn’t go so far as to put Ljubljana in the same league as those two, but it is a very nice place that I’m enjoying. I might even extend my stay here.
I think I’ll visit the castle tomorrow and do some more wandering around the old town. Nice place!