Ljubljana and me

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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 tho one might have encounter them in other parts of the world, can not stop noticing they fit in perfectly also in Slovenia.

To start, I would say THE GARDENS, the vegetables and flowers gardens, can be seen all over Ljubljana, in residential areasP1090316,on fieldsP1090327, by side of the river2014-05-14 12.06.54 etc.

         Slovenians love gardening! mostly for themselves,what they will also eat later and not so much to be sold. People like to trade their garden products with what others have got, in this way is a balance and less expenses. Going to the garden can be very easily addictive as is a way of socializing, enjoying a pivo1372937161488 while the tomatoes grow 🙂

Some might not have the time or space so they transform their balconies in growing gardensP1090335aa. And sometimes you will see buildings that have such hallways:P1070119. Slovenians can get inventive where to grow their vegetables:2014-05-14 14.34.13 😀

The respect for nature goes naturally towards animals, most Slovenians that I’ve meet love animals and in special cats 🙂 I still find it cute when I see a balcony with a special leader made for the cat to return home2013-10-11 15.14.46 or the dogs toilet in Tivoli Park P1060978aaa or the special toilet containers: P1090334 .Even when I see a Sister Witch parking her auto right: 1380248_566554396748681_1629743306_n ! 😉

There are playgrounds for kids in every neighborhood of Ljubljana P1070954 some of them so secluded that can become perfect reading places P1080006P1070699aaa

As for food department I would have to chose 3 things that I simply adore, to use and drink:

Zelina voda – the water from the pickled cabbage, great for cooking and hangovers 😀 , best to buy from The Central MarketP1070409aaa or Mercator shops:P1090312;

Sirotka – which is nothing else then Whey:  P1090314, great refresher and protein source.

– Mlekomat – the vending machine for milk, which can be found in every neighborhoodP1090297. providing at every hour a quite tasty fresh milk.

Something else that I find special is the walking ring around Ljubljana, P1080085aaa 34 km of pathway around entire city that, this days,Slovenians are using it for walks and sports. More about POT read here 🙂 .

The town’s graffiti 2013-07-23 11.53.02600517_606042332773563_1160837086_nare also something that I like seeing, it brings the colour of life where you less expect

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I guess there are lots of things I like, that I consider to be special placed in Ljubljana and close to my heart, so I will keep this blog open for updates 😀




3 comments on “A few things that make Ljubljana special

  1. morselsandscraps
    May 20, 2014

    I love the things you choose to focus on: not something a two-day visitor like me would ever notice. I hope that over the years I will come to know Warsaw a bit like this, by living there three months of the year.


    • Mona Alexa
      May 20, 2014

      I think, if you focus on things that first get your attention in the city you love(Warsaw), you can capture the soul of the city. Will be watching over your adventures in Warsaw from now:)Lovely to meet you XX


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