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|An eponymous adornment on Ljubljana's Dragon Bridge.||Looking down from Ljubljana Castle to one of the capitals's many squares.||Less than two hours from Ljubljana is Bled, the lake and village of which are guarded over by its castle.||The long climb up to the castle is rewarded by a view over Lake Bled.|
|Lake Bled is famous for its island monastery, a short gondola ride from the village.||Exploring the island.||The Postojna cave system is one of the largest in the world, consisting of over twenty kilometers of passageways decorated with stalactites and stalagmites.|
|Near inpregnable Predjama castle, complete with drawbridge, dungeon, and a secret escape passage.||The main square of Piran, a wonderfully preserved medieval Venetian port.||View of the main square from the Cathedral of St. George bell tower.||From atop the ancient city walls, all of Piran lies below; its red tile rooftops contrasted with the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic.|
|Enjoying five star dining at Strelec on our final night in Slovenia.|