Friday, May 29, 2015

Day 8 - Train from Ljubliana to Celje, Slovenia - Cheating

Change of plans, rather than cycle on to Celje we decided to spend the day in Ljubljana (havin been rather enamoured with the city the night before). After a sleep-in and breakfast at the best cafe in Ljubljana we caught the funicular up to the castle where the view is spectaular and an exhibition of medieval torture devices turned Anne-Marie's stomach, also her hayfever was getting worse by the minute. 

We had a rather special lunch at the Friday food and wine market, then off to the Celje train, it was very hot but we stuck our heads out the window and enjoyed the Slovenian mountains that we were fortunate (or not -Reuben) to avoid cycling. 

With our funky hostel overbooking due to a hens night/rock band we were relegated (upgraded) to the hotel next door. At diner the waiter took pity on Anne-Marie's itchy eyeballs, we were seated next to a fresh flower pot, and  informed us of a 24 hour lekarnar (pharmacist) where claratyne s was available at 11pm, sweet relief was at hand.

Walking the parks of Ljubljana

Flower markets.

Our stupid heads in the way of the view of Ljubljana
From Ljubljana casltle main tower.

Show us your Iron Maiden Baby,
(Rusty but still gruesome)

Shame masks to be worn by criminals
Made to look like animals

Artworks of torrure in their own right.

This one seemed to cover he whole face

and another


Actual executioners axe

A view of our hotel from Castle Ljubljana

Squid ink and squid risotto with a glass of local plonk

Roo found a Roo
And promptly sat in it.

It's not just a roo, it's a fountain too

Anne-Marie peers up through the double helix stairs in Ljubljana castle

More flower markets

One of the dragons of Ljubljana's dragon bridge

Our favorite lifting bikes on trains.
Check out that sexy conductor. Australia's have no style.

Cutest train ever? I think so.

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