Ljubljana, the capital town of Slovenia, embraced us like an old friend. Having recently received the title “City of Literature” from UNESCO, and having a reputation as very people friendly, Ljubljana felt so familiar and comfortable. Most importantly, it wasn’t too crowded, given the fact that only about 272,140 people live in the city. The beautiful church and park across from our apartment reminded us of a sleepy, quiet country somehow left to it’s own devices…to just be. The amazingly clean streets and neat buildings showed us that Slovenia is a unique jem in Eastern Europe.