The vibrant Slovene capital Ljubljana gracefully fans out from its castle-topped hill, the old centre marooned in the shapeless modernity that stretches out across the plain. It’s a dynamic and fast-growing capital packed with compelling sights, but they are only part of the picture; above all Ljubljana is a place to meet people and enjoy the nightlife.

Ljubljana’s main point of reference is Slovenska cesta, a busy north–south thoroughfare that slices the city down the middle. Most of the sights are within easy walking distance of here, with the Old Town straddling the River Ljubljanica to the south and east and the nineteenth-century quarter situated to the west, where the principal museums and galleries are.

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28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

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07 Oct 2015 • Lucy McGuire insert_drive_file Article
Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

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