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“Hidden” in plain sight in the middle of Europe, Slovenia brings charm and beauty to its capital Ljubljana and beyond. There’s a reason why the word love is right there in the name…

What is the iron curtain

The Cold War, the Iron Curtain & Somewhere In Between

Cold War. Iron Curtain.

Four words, two phrases, several meanings.

When I went to school, a third of the world lived under “communist” rule. Travel was restricted…

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Ljubljana Street Art in Slovenia

Ten Things You Never Knew About Ljubljana, Slovenia

I hope to bring Ljubljana to life for you here on Inside the Travel Lab, piece by piece, over the course of 2012 as part of my #IronRoute Project. Yet to spare you the overload experienced by my hard drive, oh long-suffering reader, I’ll start with this bite-sized list and fill in the gaps later.

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Train at Sezana station between Trieste and Ljubljana

Longing for Ljubljana – Travel From Trieste

I’m going to tell you a secret. I’ve longed to visit Ljubljana. I’ve longed to let my tongue run over the improbable syllables of its name before I even knew how to say them…

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