We woke up in our jail cell, rested and ready for adventure. While Ljubljana is exciting, it is pretty small, and the surrounding area is where the sights are to be seen. Having only one day to explore, we had to choose between visiting Lake Bled or going to a cave. The hostel staff warned us it might rain, so our decision was made and to the cave it was. We hopped on the train to Postonja, the town with Slovenia’s largest cave. We bought tickets, headed to the entrance, and were greeted with a sign that warned, among other things that the cave would be 46 degrees and we would be inside for an hour and a half. I then heard an “uh oh,” from David as he looked down at his outfit: shorts and a t-shirt. In my warm jeans, t-shirt, and jacket I enjoyed a moment of “told ya so” as I had warned David that the caves would be cold. Instead he took a macho approach and ignored my advice. We laughed about it for a good ten minutes until we luckily stumbled upon a coat rental desk. The coat looked like it belonged in a Harry Potter scene and David proudly posed for about 15 pictures in his frumpy accessory.
The cave was really impressive. There is a train inside so we rode that for the first few minutes, then hopped off and walked the rest. It was massive and filled with stalagmites and stalagmites of different colors, shapes, and sizes. We learned all about the formation, walked across bridges, and ended the tour in the cave concert hall that hosts concerts 2-3 times per year. A cave concert sounds pretty neat! My favorite part of the tour was when I had an overwhelming urge to touch the wet limestone that was clearly off limits. Feeling guilty after doing it I turned to David and said “David, I feel bad I touched the cave” to which he replied, “Don’t worry, me too.”
After the tour we had a quick kabob lunch, surprising, and then headed back to Ljubljana to catch our train to Zagreb, Croatia. Looking forward to our next week there, in which we have no set plans, and no hostels booked. For me this is a combination of completely nerve-wrecking and exciting, but definitely more the latter.