Recessions, rising costs, inflation…with all the economical doom and gloom that plagues the UK press right now, I just had to get out of the country for a bit and let loose.
Having scoured the internet for a place with all the holiday essentials (a good bar or two), I found the perfect place. ..so off I went in the search of fun and frivolity at my destination, Slovenia!
After a tiresome journey, I will admit that my primary aim was to hit a local bar as soon as possible to sample local delights, but as drinking before 11am is generally frowned upon, I decided to check out a few of the local tourist sights. I was staying in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, where there proved plenty of things to do. However, my particular highlight was Ljubljana Castle, which dates back to 1200 BC. It has a fascinating history: it was used to defend against Turkish invasions, peasant rebellions and was even used as a military hospital in the 18th Century.
After my hit of Slovenian history, it was well past lunch-time and was high-time to find some food to feed this wandering soul. After drifting around the town for a while, I found the Cutty Sark Pub and it was from here the fun started…The pub itself had a warm atmosphere and most importantly, a whole host of beers. Drinking there for most of the afternoon, I got to know a few of the locals who managed to persuade me to partake in a light drinking game or two. Needless to say, it didn’t end well! Lucky for me, my hotel was a short stumble away from the pub, allowing me to sleep off my hangover for most of the next day. I’m not going to lie to you, the Slovenians I met knew how to drink and boy could they do it for a long time! Three years of University lifestyle was nothing compared to the night I had…
My introduction to Slovenian customs the previous night had left me feeling more than a little peckish. Lucky for me, I discovered the holy grail of fast-food restaurants, a place aptly named “Hot Horse.” Although dining in Slovenia, especially in the capital, can be quite expensive, this place was excellent value for money. The speciality of this restaurant is horse burgers. The infamous horse-burger is huge and comes in at the equivalent of around £2. The tastiest and most effective hangover cure for that price!
Slovenia was a brilliant holiday, just what I needed to shake off the recession-blues! Be sure to check out the horse burgers and, for your own sake, do not try and keep up with the locals when you’re drinking. You will lose. You have been warned!
|Meet the Author: Jade Eva
Jade Eva is an English Literature student who has read books based in all the corners of the world. But now she wants to see it for herself. From Verona to Vegas, Peru to Portugal, Jade will see it all!