The following is a guest post from Amber Hoffman, a recovering tax attorney traveling the world in search of adventure.
I don’t know that I ever would have visited Slovenia until I met Irena at a little beach bar in Belize. Irena worked at the Slovenian embassy in DC and lived only a few miles from me. When she returned to Slovenia, she asked if I would visit. I promised her I would, and I did. On my husband and my RTW trip, which started with a tour of Eastern Europe, we informed Irena we would pop into Slovenia, a country about the size of New Jersey. She insisted we crash with her in Ljubljana, took us for a day trip to the quaint Adriatic fishing village of Piran, and insisted we visit Lake Bled. It was amazing what we could see in less than a week in Slovenia, a country that might be considered small in stature, but is filled with mountains, lakes, and abounding natural beauty. And, everything is within a day trip drive from the capital, Ljubljana. Here are some of my favorite photos from Slovenia. The Ljubljanica River, runs along the “Old Town”, with cafes and eateries lining the river banks. The daily Ljubljana market explodes on a fall weekend with fresh produce, flowers, and crafts The Mleko Mat, a fresh, local milk vending machine at the Ljubljana market Church dedicated to Mary’s Assumption, in the center of Lake Bled Rent a gondola to tour Lake Bled Bled Castle, on the banks of Lake Bled and at the foothills of the Julian Alps Lake Bled The marina at Piran The Venetian style fishing village at Piran Sunset over the harbor at Piran This was a guest post by RTW traveler and blogger Amber Hoffman. Follow her adventures via her blog, ashworldtravel.com and visit her website escapethepredictablelife.com. Find her on Google+.