But it packs a crazy amount of stuff into its small package. It runs from a tiny coastline on the Adriatic, that feels very Mediterranean and Venetian, to massive peaks in the Julian Alps, that seem totally Austrian.
Because Ljubljana is a relatively flat and super green town, and the old city has narrow streets, it is easy to forget we are a stone's throw from some pretty spectacular mountains. This is especially so when it is cloudy. Even when it is sunny, clouds tend to sit on top of the mountains and obscure the view. But when the sun comes out and I'm in my office, it is hard to take my eyes off of the Alps. They just seem to dominate the view and the collective consciousness:
I have been advised by multiple people that the Alps are actually calling to be visited, so this weekend we went up to Lake Bohinj, which is just 78 kilometers away from our house. Our first Alpine lake trip was in august to Lake Bled, which is deservedly one of the top sites in the country:
But Bohinj is even more spectacular. Bigger, farther off the beaten path, and less touristy, it brings the SERIOUS mountain views:
The lake is fed by a river in and a river out, so it remains crystal clear:
Dahlia and Georgia were troopers on the 10 km hike: