I had last been in Ljubljana waaaaaaay back in 1974 when I was an au pair working for a Canadian family in Geneva and I was lucky enough to travel with them to part of what was then Yugoslavia. But coming back was, for me, like visiting the city anew and sharing it with Steven was better still.
We had rented a room in downtown Ljubljana in an Airbnb but some of you may not be familiar with what Airbnb is. It's a worldwide organization of people who either have extra rooms in their home to rent out to visiting tourists or even whole apartments or homes. We had not used Airbnb since our initial overseas trip in 2013 because of some concerns we had then but we have booked a few places through Airbnb this trip.
The location of our room was absolutely perfect, just a couple minutes' walk from the bus station, lots of small grocery stores, the Old Town, etc. We couldn't wait to get out and explore some of the latter before joining a 'Free Walking Tour' of the city at 10.
A few sights of Old Town: Many of the streets in this area are for pedestrians only which was so welcoming after the hubub of such a huge city like Kyiv.
Castle Hill in the background:
The city's PR department hard work showing Ljubljana then and now after extensive work had been done beautifying the city: