August 26th 2010
Took the 10-hour overnight bus from Split to Ljubljana. Not a very big town. Mostly walked around, checking out the city. Went back to the hostel, took a nap, woke up, headed out for the evening. Some hostel-mates whom I met when I arrived told me that Paco De Lucia, a world-famous flamenco guitarist, was performing in Ljubljana for two nights. I checked out ticket prices, it was €44 per ticket so I did what any savvy backpacker (and not-so-rich local) would do; camp outside the open-air auditorium walls and listen to it. It was a ton of fun, just sitting outside, under the street lamps beside a road, with all these people, listening to some amazing guitar playing. I only listened for an hour but went back to the hostel to check out some PDL videos, to see how he plays the guitar. It’s very sick.
I have to mention, I ran into this Japanese dude (his name’s Sho) again, for like the fifth time. I mentioned in my earlier entries that I kept running into this fellow on several legs of my trip and when we saw each other again, we just laughed, chatted a bit, parted ways, this time for good, as he’s flying back to London soon.