We first met storyteller Adam Wallace in How to holiday like a children’s book author. Well, we’re pleased to say, the “New York Times” bestselling author is back with “Five Tips for Visiting Slovenia, well Ljubljana really”. Enjoy!
1 Get Ready to Laugh! Slovenians laugh easier and better than anyone anywhere I have ever met. They love a joke, and are willing to actually really laugh, without holding back. This gives such a sense of welcoming and joy, and you immediately feel at home.
2 Ljubljana is a lovely city, and it isn’t large but has lovely little pockets and different areas to explore, from the castle to little side streets, to dragon bridges and more. You can walk without a map and basically always find a landmark that will get you back to where you want to go. Trust me. I did it at 2am on my second night after one too many… waters. I’m a children’s author. I drank water.
3 Learn a few words. Or at least ask people. Everyone I asked, in whatever shop, how to say certain phrases, was incredibly helpful, and appreciative that I was attempting to learn. Some even wrote words and phrases down for me. For Australians, the best word in Slovenia is thank you, because you just say koala!
4 Feel Safe. You will. Ljubljana is one of the safest cities in the world. Obviously be smart, and don’t wander around lost at two in the morning after one too many… waters, but even if you do, you still feel incredibly safe.
5. Slovenia, well, Ljubljana really, is the centre of the world, sort of. But from there you can visit so many places. You can drive most of Slovenia in hours, and you are also only a couple of hours from Italy, Croatia, Austria and more. It is a fantastic base to explore other parts of Europe. “What are you doing on the weekend?” “Oh, just going shopping … in Italy!!!”