Last week I made an overnight visit to Ljubljana, the small and delightful capital of Slovenia. An easy 2.5-hour train ride away from Zagreb, my base at the moment, it offered a nice city break. My reasons for the trip were of personal nature but I managed to have a glimpse of Ljubljana as a first-time visitor (even though I've been to Ljubljana at least ten times). In fact, I try to do this with all the cities I visit regularly.
Lying between the Alps and the Adriatic, with a vibrant culture and art scene, great shopping and sightseeing aplenty, Ljubljana is an ideal destination for lovers of Central European flair. And Europe it is indeed. It's the first and so far the only one of the ex-Yugoslav republics-turned-independent countries to have joined the European Union, in 2004.
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