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.
6 thoughts on “Ljubljana, Slovenia”
Wow, Paco De Lucia! I’ve really only heard him playing in the 1983 adaptation of Carmen, but that’s enough to make me completely jealous of you.
Wish I got to see him live, the guy has magic fingers from what I was hearing.
You missed Plitvice Lakes! It’s one of the few things actually worth doing in Croatia. It looks like this.
Ljubljana is one of my all-time favorite cities. I definitely plan to go back; I’ve even considered spending a month getting my TEFL certificate there.
Wow, Plitvice looks awesome. Yeah, too bad I missed it.
Sorry for just going on about the stuff you’ve missed. I do try to warn you beforehand when I know where you’re headed, but a lot of the times I don’t know until after you post the place.
In the end, ‘missing out’ is relative isn’t it?