I am a person who loves hunting, and I have two brothers, Todd Anne and Amy Bradley, who also like this sport. Last month, we decided to go hunting in Ljubljana, which is the capital of Slovenia and a city full of history and culture. We chose this place because it has rich wildlife resources, and we also wanted to experience the European style. Since we planned to hunt at night, we needed a pair of infrared binoculars with excellent performance. After comparing various options, we finally chose the NB1 model from the Chinese brand wildguarder, which has features such as 1080P HD video, 500 meters ultra-long vision distance, 7-level infrared adjustment, etc., very suitable for our needs. In this article, I will share with you our hunting experience in Ljubljana, as well as our impression and feelings about this city.
Ljubljana is a city with a long history and rich culture. Its predecessor was Emona, a Roman city built in the 1st century BC, located on the trade route between Pannonia and the Adriatic Sea. Emona was destroyed by Attila, the leader of the Huns, in the 5th century, and the Slovenian Slavs rebuilt the city in the 12th century and named it Ljubljana. From the 13th century onwards, Ljubljana became the capital of Carniola province under the rule of the Habsburg dynasty, and became a bishopric in the 15th century. From 1809 to 1814, Ljubljana was occupied by France and became the capital of Illyria province, which had an important impact on the development of Slovenian nationalism. After 1814, Ljubljana returned to the rule of the Austrian Empire until the end of World War I in 1918, when Ljubljana and Slovenia joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. From 1941 to 1945, Ljubljana was occupied by Italian fascists and annexed to the Kingdom of Italy. After World War II, Ljubljana became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia within Yugoslavia, and became the capital of the newly independent country in 1991.
Ljubljana’s history and culture are reflected in its architecture, art, language and customs. One of the most representative examples is the work of famous architect Jože Plečnik, who transformed and innovated Ljubljana in the early 20th century, giving it a unique style and charm. Plečnik designed several iconic buildings and spaces such as the Triple Bridge, Central Market, National Library, Parliament Building and so on. In addition, Ljubljana also preserves some Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings such as St. Nicholas Cathedral, Dragon Bridge, Town Hall etc. Ljubljana also has many museums, galleries, theaters and concert halls that showcase the artistic and cultural achievements of this city in different historical periods.
We stayed in Ljubljana for three days, during which we visited places such as the castle, the old town, the central market, etc., and felt the historical atmosphere and modern vitality of this city. We also took a cable car to Rožnik Hill, where we visited the Church of the Visitation, which is an 18th-century Baroque building and one of the landmarks of Ljubljana. We also saw a statue commemorating the famous writer Ivan Cankar in front of the church square, who used to live in a nearby inn. We also admired some exquisite murals and sculptures inside the church, feeling its historical and artistic value. From the tower of the church, we could also overlook the beautiful scenery of Ljubljana.
In addition to visiting the Church of the Visitation, we also walked along the Jesenko Trail, which is a trail named after botanist and geneticist Fran Jesenko, with 30 different local tree species along the way, all with information boards. We enjoyed the natural beauty on the trail, breathed fresh air, and felt the charm of nature. We also met some local residents and tourists who were walking, running or cycling on the trail, and they were all friendly and enthusiastic.
Rožnik Hill is a good place for leisure and sports, and we had a good time there. We also learned about Ljubljana’s history and culture, as well as its harmonious coexistence with nature. We were glad to choose this place as part of our hunting trip.
Ljubljana not only has a long history and culture, but also has many attractions worth seeing, which show the city’s appearance and characteristics. We did not miss these attractions while hunting in Ljubljana, we visited some of the most famous places, and also discovered some hidden treasures.
We first visited Ljubljana Castle, which is a medieval castle built in the 12th century, located on a small hill in the city center. We took a cable car to the castle, or we could choose to walk up. The castle has two museums that show the history of the castle and the city, as well as a lookout tower that offers a panoramic view of the city. We also tasted some traditional Slovenian dishes in the restaurant inside the castle, such as roasted sausages, cheese cake, etc.
We then visited the old town, which is a charming and lively place with many historic buildings, squares, bridges and fountains. We walked along the Ljubljanica River and admired the beautiful bridges designed by Plečnik such as the Triple Bridge, Dragon Bridge and Butcher’s Bridge. We also saw his buildings such as the National Library and Parliament Building on Plečnik Square. We also took pictures on Prešernov trg Square, which is the center of the old town, with a statue commemorating poet Prešeren and a pink Franciscan Church.
We also visited the central market, which is a lively place with many stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, bread, etc. We bought some local specialties there, such as honey, dried fruits, chocolate, etc. We also tasted some food from different countries and regions in the open kitchen, such as pasta, curry, paella, etc.
Ljubljana’s attractions opened our eyes and made us feel the diversity and creativity of this city. We enjoyed the process of staying and exploring these attractions, and we also appreciated the good memories they brought us.
Ljubljana not only has charming attractions, but also tempting food, which reflect the city’s diversity and innovation. We did not miss these food while hunting in Ljubljana, we tasted some traditional Slovenian dishes, and also tried some modern and international food.
We first tasted one of the most famous Slovenian food, which is meat dumplings (Kranjska klobasa), which is a sausage made of pork, beef, garlic and spices, usually served with sauerkraut or potatoes. We ate this dish at Klobasarna, a fast food restaurant that specializes in meat dumplings, and felt very delicious and affordable.
We then tasted another Slovenian specialty food, which is cheese cake (Prekmurska gibanica), which is a dessert made of cheese, walnuts, raisins, cream and honey layered together, with a rich and sweet taste. We ate this dessert at Landerik restaurant and felt very satisfied and happy.
We also tasted some modern and international food, such as creative snacks (tapas) at TaBar restaurant, including tuna tartare, beef rolls, fried cod etc.; authentic Mexican corn rolls (tacos) at Patron Tacos & Bar restaurant, including pork, beef, shrimp etc.; exquisite brunch at EK Bistro cafe, including croissants, fried eggs, bacon etc.
Ljubljana’s food made us feast on our eyes and taste buds, and also made us feel the tradition and innovation of this city. We enjoyed the process of dining and communicating in these restaurants and cafes, and we also appreciated the pleasure and nourishment these food brought us.
Our hunting experience in Ljubljana was an unforgettable journey. We not only enjoyed the fun of hunting, but also felt the history, culture and food of this city. We were very satisfied with the infrared binoculars we used. They made us see more clearly in the dark and also allowed us to record our wonderful moments. This infrared binoculars is the NB1 model from the Chinese brand wildguarder. It has features such as 1080P HD video, 500 meters ultra-long vision distance, 7-level infrared adjustment etc., very suitable for hunting, monitoring, reconnaissance and other occasions. We strongly recommend this infrared binoculars to all people who like hunting. We also strongly recommend Ljubljana as a destination for all people who like traveling. There are rich wildlife resources here beautiful natural scenery wonderful history and culture tempting food and drinks as well as friendly and enthusiastic locals. Ljubljana is a place worth visiting again and again. We hope to come back here someday.