After miserable conditions in the mountains we (a friend of mine rode shotgun on this trip) decided to skip the ski trip and head to Ljubljana instead.
The cities of the former Eastern bloc always fascinated me. After about four hours in the car we reached the capital of Slovenia. Hoping for soviet leftovers we found a striving city not at all different from german towns. With a population of about 200.000 the capital is quite small. Slovenia is part of the Euro-zone, so we were able to get a good feeling of prices. Unfortunately there was no difference to german prices. Good bye, budget-trip…
When staying in Ljubljana I can recommend the Hostel Celica in Metelkova Ulica. A former prison that now accomodates the usual mix of folks you expect at a hostel. As the city is quite small, all sights can be found in walking distance. The Lonely Planet provides the best tips for a stay and you can easily download the chapter as PDF.
There can also find an article on urban photography. The photos I took are not to my full satisfaction. I used a 18-55mm lense on my the D40. But due to the overcast the contrasts are not great. And I am too lazy to photoshop… Find some pictures below.