Ljubljana and me

Glimpses,photos & experiences of a foreigner living in Slovenia, Ljubljana

Ljubljana for vegans

In our days, if you are a vegan person or want to become, is not that hard in Ljubljana. There are plenty of restaurants and other type of places that … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review. Thank you to all the readers from over 90 countries! Let’s welcome 2015 ;)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas or Vesel Božič

  Have a beautiful Christmas friends and readers from all over the world!! and a                                  … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

About Slovenian women or How to celebrate the Advent

And here it is, the most expected blog in which I will talk about  Slovenian women in a special context. Preparing for Christmas, the Advent. I’ve spent the first advent evening … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A few things that make Ljubljana special

Friends have been asking me what is different and typical for or just for Ljubljana, that I like. Probably there are few things typical but even more special things,that even … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Easter,Chronicle of Slovenian Towns and Pesmarica

Originally posted on Ljubljana and me:
 Vesele praznike ! – Happy Hollidays! for everyone that is celebrating Easter all over the world and in Slovenia! I was invited to a traditional…

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Čemaž, the wild garlic or the bear’s garlic

Plant of the Week has been won by the young wild garlic!   😉 Intensively picked this period all around Slovenia, can be found growing wild, at the edge of broadleaf forests, usually next … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Back in Ljubljana or how to go back to nature

As winter kept us away from Ljubljana, being back in Slovenia now it only proves to me this is the place where we want to be, myself, my sweet devil … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

My small library in Romanian language

For the moments when I miss my maternal language, I am gathering a small library of books in Romanian language, from Romanian writers and foreigners. Most of the books are … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’ve adopted a stray !

The Romanian authorities have decided in great majority to euthanize all the street animals. And yes, between those are many animals helpless,that did not harm any human, that are perfectly capable to … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Slovenian men

When you move to a new country to live, you can not stop noticing how humans interact not just with the nature but also with each other.  It was easy … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

What I think of Ljubljana

For some time now, I’m struggling in my head to write about Ljubljana, how I see it and I always end up thinking of Slovenians and how I got to … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Walk For The Animals Ljubljana 2013

It all started when I saw some news posted by my Swedish friends on facebook. They’ve organised last year a Walk For The Strays in Romania, all over Sweden, in … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eco festival 2013

For the last days Slovenia’s been boiling of high temperatures , and my refuge was the forest of Opatje Selo, part of Goriška region, spectacular area of Slovenia because of its climate … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Less known facts about Ljubljana

During all this time learning about Ljubljana and its history, i came across different facts, interesting, different or funny that I will gather under this blog: The first car ever … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

The war of beers

The war of beers took a new dimension in Ljubljana. There is Union, made in Ljubljana and there is  Laško,that took the name after the city where is made. Each pivo has its … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning Slovenian ways

On a beautiful summer day, we went to discover an alternative way to spend time in Ljubljana with a close Slovenian friend that decided to show Tasha a great time … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Haloze, a peace of heaven

” The vintage, friends, is over, And here sweet wine makes, once again, Sad eyes and hearts recover” .. and where else the culture of wine is better know in … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Predjama Castle

Slovenia is the country of dragons as we discovered today, a beautiful castle,65 km away from Ljubljana on the way to Koper, nestled amongst hills of Inner Carniola. My small … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Rural architecture in Ljubljana

If you want to get a glimpse of the ethnic, local architecture of Slovenia, the fields around Ljubljana are  dressed with hayracks  -kozolci . The kozolec is a free standing,wooden, open but roofed construction still used … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Ljubljana and pets

Since I moved to Slovenia to live together with my dog Tasha and cat Iure, I got to see a bit more of what people think or how they react … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Path of Remembrance and Comradeship

During World War II the Province of Ljubljana, occupied by Fascist Italy, was subjected to brutal repression after the emergence of resistance and the occupying forces put the barbed wire fence around Ljubljana in order to prevent … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Spring mushrooms,smrčki

The spring season of mushrooms hunting has officially started, with  smrčki or mavrahi,  Morchella  -Yellow Morel.  This edible mushrooms can be found all over the world, inclusive in Slovenian forests and appreciated for their … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Central Market of Ljubljana on Saturday

If you want to have a real taste of what Slovenia has to offer , on the table and for your health, you must not miss the Ljubljana Central Market on … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Green Ljubljana

Viev from one of the fields on the Castle hill  http://instagram.com/p/YujBQXjjql/

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Costumes and laughter from Georgia, in heart of Ljubljana

As spring blossoms all over Ljubljana, shy flowers are smiling from every garden and children laughter can be heard everywhere… today the city was visited by a group of Georgian kids, all … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Church of St. James and the Church of St. Florian

Watching over the old houses from  Upper Square –Gornji trg  are the two churches The Church of St. James –Cerkev sv. Jakoba and the Church of St. Florian –Cerkev svetega Florijana .   The Church of … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Between St. James’s Bridge and Hradecky Bridge

On a warm day, why not have a beautiful and interesting promenade..between bridges?!  In Ljubljana you can see between St. James’s Bridge –Šentjakobski most ,reinforced concrete bridge of architect Alfred Keller, made in 1915, … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Puppet Theatre Clock and Martin Krpan

For a smile, make sure to find yourself in front of Ljubljana Puppet Theatre clock!         Martin Krpan and his Kobilica , are doing each hour a cute … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stari trg 3

The main squares of Ljubljana ( Town ,Old and New Square) were separated, in middle and modern ages till the end of 18th century, by walls. The wall between Town … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slovenian salads – Dandelion salad

During spring, Slovenians go picking, from untreated fields , young dandelion. Every Slovenian loves it ,I don’t think I heard someone that wasn’t waiting for regratova solata – dandelion salad. The picking is done now,while the … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Stiška ulica, the shortest street in Ljubljana

I think I’ve discovered what it might be ..the shortest street in Ljubljana.  Stiška ulica  – Stična Street.  Has just one house. Number 1 🙂 If someone finds a smaller ,tinnier ,shorter … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Ribji trg and Primož Trubar

The smallest square in Ljubljana is Ribji trg –Fish Square ,located not more then two minutes walk distance,on a side of the Ljubljanica river,from Prešeren Square In the middle of the tinny square is a … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pyramid of Zois

When I started exploring the architecture of Ljubljana I had no idea that this town has so many hidden ,in plane sight, symbols. One of this symbols is the pyramid … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to discover Reber Street and Castle Hill

All around city center of Ljubljana,starting with the river side and continuing with small streets around Prešernov trg, you can find  quite a lot of old books shops that sell all … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Locksmith Street

Ljubljana has in it’s own heart,many little veins , foot passages – prehodi, some intimate,some comfortable,some connecting us with our homes and dreams..   and some taking us to really weird places..like I … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ljubljana’s cutest, on bike:)

Ljubljana has a system to rent a bike, from any of 30 renting points,all over the city , renting system called Bicikelj .. Now, it’s time to be cute:D

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Križanke – Teutonic Church and Summer Theatre

A majestic view, in the heart of Ljubljana is The Križanke Summer Theatre and what remained from the Monastery and church of “Our Lady of Mercy”of the Teutonic Knights Order,located in French Revolution Square – Trg … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hidden poetry and the old sugar factory

Get a glimpse of Ljubljana’s poetry and discover the hidden poems written under bridges.. hidden messages in well know poems,like I discovered this one – “No te salves” by Mario … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The kings of mushrooms. Part I – marčnice

This boots we’re meant for.. mudding 😀 mud bathing even;) Where? In secret forests..Ljubljana area ! What for ? ……  – marčnice –Hygrophorus marzuolus , that can be hunted for just few more weeks, announcing … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting more locals,the squirrels :)

There was an unwritten tradition and now even written that people feed the birds and squirrels from Tivoli Park –Mestni park Tivoli, tradition that is carried, with love and of which I got … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Šance, the fortifications on the Castle Hill

     Šance are the  fortifications on the Castle Hill –Grajski grič, that got rearranged into a interesting promenade space by Jože Plečnik , in 1931 . In the vicinity of the Ljubljana Castle , you can enjoy … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Secret doors in Ljubljana

Open Sesame ! and secret doors will appear, in front of your eyes, taking you to secret places.. Ljubljana has such doorways ,hidden in the very own heart of the town,like … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Green season started:)

The young asparagus is getting to the first customers, in Central Market of Ljubljana.

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jota, a slovenian hotpot meal

What about some cooked meal, hotpot dish? Good to warm you in winter time and refreshing during summer time. Slovenia has it . Is called Jota. A hotpot –enolončnica , that … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Ljubljana Dragon

The story goes like this : “Once upon a time, Greek hero Jason and his Argonaut comrades stole a golden fleece, the coat of a golden ram, from the King … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

The hanging of shoes. The mystery continues..

On the east of Prešernov trg– the Central Square, you’ll discover Trubarjeva ulica,Sv. Petra cesta-Trubar Street, little cute street, with with a number of different shops,from antiques till shoes and as well restaurants … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pink Bank in Ljubljana

The earthquake  of 1895, almost destroyed the entire city, opening the door for the great  architects to re-invent Ljubljana.One of them was Ivan Vurnik, that along with  Jože Plečnik,  is considered one of the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Slovenian salads -Motovilec

From the first times I was in Slovenia, I couldn’t stop noticing the great food this country has to offer. Freshly made,with ingredients that most of the people still work them in … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Church of St. Joseph – Cerkev Sv. Jožefa

Watching over the city is not only the Ljubljana Castle but also the Church of St. Joseph –Cerkev sv. Jožefa , situated in Poljane neighborhood, about 10 minutes away from Central Square  ,watching over … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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