We woke up early with coffee and foamy milk, perfectly browned toast, and home made jam from banana and strawberries. While driving into Ljubljana, the capitol, we saw at least six rainbows. When we arrived at Aneja’s apartment I took this photo from her back yard.
Aneja was off to her University, where she is studying constantly to become a doctor, and her Mom, Vlada and I were off to see the sights. This was in the main square.
I came the same weekend of their day of mourning the dead, when Slovenian families usually go to the cemetary to pay respect to loved ones.
New friends, the squirrels look different here.
Dragon on the bridge, the Dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana
Aneja and her Mom Vlada looking lovely.
It may not look delicious but it most certainly was; buckwheat perogi like raviolis filled with a mix of ricotta and local herbs with a cranberry scauce. All with fresh ingridients from the market, yum.
And Vlada had polenta made of three different types of flours and corn topped with prociutto and grilled mushroms. She was kind enough to offer me a taste, Aneja told me they were the type of family that tried each others dishes, it made me happy.
Then we rode up to the castle, you know, totally normal.
After the castle Aneja had to head back to school for another class but Vlada continued to show me around the city and we went back to speaking Italian which made me very happy.
We stopped in one shop with specialty items from the salt marshes in Slovenia and I bought this lovely aloe salt scrub and some interesting salt chocolate for my sister and I to try when she arrives.
This is the public library and a really beautiful building.
The doors of the library:
This is one of the University buildings and Miss Katie this is the building that reminded me so much of you:
After a long day of sight seeing we left Ljubljana and headed to the mall. It was really strange to be in such an American idea that was executed in such a European way, nonetheless I stopped at a photo booth and did my thing; for those of you who don’t know I will always stop at a photo booth to make a photo of myself with or without company. Then Aneja showed up and we all went for coffee and dessert before heading back to the house where Vlada made shrimp scampi and fettucine, it was delicious.