I’m currently in the capital of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Even the name is difficult to spell! While cities such as Bratislava have been depicted as nightmares in movies as Hostel and Eurotrip, Ljubljana is probably so far off the mental map that it is never even getting mentioned at all in western popular culture.
"Vaduz Castle is overlooking the town from a hill, a short walk from the center. It’s really a postcard view with the alps in the background, which I’m sure the prince enjoys as he sips his morning coffee while towering above his loyal subjects."
"I tried my best to sneak across the building, but the floor revealed me each time. I suppose I would make a lousy ninja."
"Not too bad to wash it all down with a local Txakoli, the young white wine typical of the Basque country."
"We drove along Route 6, Route 66 and Route 666. If there was a Route 6666, we must have missed that turn."
"Not far from Sauternes is the village of Saint-Émilion, also a famous wine region but what got me hooked was their impressive limestone caves."
"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."