Our guide this week: Špela, 35, has been a vendor of Slovenian paper Kralji ulice (King of the Street) for nine years. She sells in the underpass of the car park Trdinova in the centre of the city and helps train new vendors.
Why I like living in Ljubljana
Everywhere is very tidy and clean
Ljubljana is our country’s capital and centre of all cultural happenings. Slovenia was the fifth-cleanest country in the world in 2018 and Ljubljana was Europe’s greenest capital in 2016. In 2018 Slovenia was also declared the world’s most sustainable country. It’s nestled among emerald fields, the Adriatic sea and snowy peaks. Nearly 60 per cent is covered in lush forests, with more than 40 parks and reserves home to some 20,000 different plants and animals. I have to mention our cuisine as well. It’s exquisite. Visit Ljubljana, you won’t be sorry.
The best bit about Ljubljana
Ljubljana is a beautiful city with lots of history and an old centre. You never get bored living here. I love the city’s commitment to preserving historical sights, especially the ancient Roman ruins. At that time the city was called Emona and it was on an important trade route. I went on a Roman Emona guided tour and loved it. Besides all the museums, there’s a city within the city called Metelkova. It is autonomous and is more of an alternative place.
There are many clubs and bars and hostels, where craftsmen, painters and other artists reside. It’s definitely a place to visit.