I’ll be in Ljubjana Fri eve/Sat daytime for work. (I’m working just across the border in Klagenfurt in Austria from Sunday, and this was the easiest way to travel).
What’s your favourite stuff in Ljubljana? I’ve been to Maribor in passing a few times/passed through Ljubjana station before, but not had the chance to see much of the (very small) city before. I can understand a fair bit of Slovene, but not reply back easily (it’s also widely spoken over the border in Styria/Carinthia)
I’m a vegetarian who’s allergic to wine. I’m already a fan of potica cake.
I studied Russian once upon a time and visit slavic-speaking countries often for work, and all the slavic languages have a lot of similarities. Similar to Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Russian is actually the weirdest one of the group in a lot of ways with the most changes (also Polish due to their spelling system).
So it’s a little frustrating, familiar words will turn up with new spellings, a different stress in pronunciation or with a prefix added or removed, so I can passively understand them, but it’s hard to reply back. Or like I’ll come up with a sentence that’s mostly grammatically correct because the rules are often similar but maybe with a weird choice of word for that language.
Like prosim is please in both Czech and Slovene. In Croatia they say molim, which means I would like in some of the other languages.
As you say, it’s quite small. Plenty of pleasant bars/cafes to while away the time by the river. There was quite an interesting exhibition about industrialisation on in the City Museum when I was there in April, but that may have finished now. I found the castle a bit disappointing tbh, the other museums are better. Although the view from the castle and the funicular to it are decent.
As others have mentioned, it’s worth travelling out the city if you have time.