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Ljubljana

Ljubljana, with a population of just over 275,000 (Slovenia itself has just over 2 million), is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, but it’s also one of its greenest, hippest and youngest cities. Ljubljana is surrounded by number of small mountains, and is built around the Ljubljanica River. The city is compact, and easy to walk around, and is bustling with life. Ljubljana castle sits suggestively atop Castle Hill (Grajski grič), adding to the picture-postcard perfection of this amazing city.

We’ve put together a number of articles and travel tips for visiting Ljubljana, which we regularly update here.

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    Califone Stitches

    Arranging an interview with Tim Rutilli, the man behind Califone, proves far from easy. Attempts to hook up  with him at one of the band’s European shows, promoting  the heart-breakingly beautiful album Stitches, are spurned in favour of an email interview. The email interview seems to disappear into the void, but after some gentle electronic prods […]

  • Dundalk as a weekend break destination

    Dundalk has a huge amount to offer as a weekend break destination in Ireland. It’s perhaps not as trendy as locations like Galway, West Cork, or Kilkenny, or the major cities of Dublin or Belfast, but that’s part of the charm. Here are some of the reasons that Dundalk makes a great weekend break destination […]

  • Carlingford Lough

    Carlingford Lough is a glacial fjord which forms part of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), with county Down on its northern shore and County Louth on its southern shore. It’s easily reachable from Dundalk, and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural spots, flanked by the Mountains of […]

  • The Louth County Musuem

    Dundalk’s Louth County Museum, in Jocelyn Street is well worth a visit during your trip to Dundalk. The Museum, housed in a restored late 18th century warehouse in the Carroll Centre at Roden Place, Jocelyn Street – Carroll’s Tobacco were once Dundalk’s main employers, and produced one of Ireland’s leading cigarette brands, so the warehouse […]

  • Dundalk’s Greyhound Racing Stadium

    Greyhound racing has an important history in Ireland, as one of its most loved sports; greyhound racing has its own semi-state body, the Irish Greyhound Board, and there are tracks throughout the country. Dundalk has always had an important dog racing culture, so its no surprise that its greyhound stadium is one of the most […]

  • St Patrick’s Church, Dundalk

    Dundalk isn’t necessarily famed for its architecture, but St. Patrick’s church in Roden place is a stunning exception. The church, which many mistakenly term a cathedral, was built between the 1840s and 1860s. In 1842, the English author William Makepeace Thackeray visited the town and noted the new chapel in construction: “a little way from […]

  • Trieste’s Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia

    If you’re just going to see one place in Trieste, it’s got to be the amazing Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (formerly know as both Piazza San Pietro and Piazza Grande (as well as Piazza Francesco Giuseppe during the latter part of the city’s Austrian rule). The piazza, often described as Trieste’s Salotto or living room – […]

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    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City’s occupation by the Nazis in 1943.

  • Castello Miramare – Trieste

    Castle Miramare, built overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, is one of the main tourist attractions in Trieste, allowing visitors to take a glimpse back into how the 19th Century European Aristocracy lived.

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