We actually started this journey already just before midnight. Left my home Heerhugowaard to catch the local bus to the train station in Alkmaar, The Netherlands than via train to Amsterdam Central Station to go to Schiphol Airport for the early flight in the morning at 06:35 a.m. Arriving at the Airport around 02:45 a.m.
Nice to have a cup of coffee there to stay awake a bit, arrange some money things for the journey and check out a few things for the journey. There are main restaurants open at Schiphol Airport 24 hours a day. The service of “Transavia” Desk was great could check in the luggage right away. No problems at customs etc. About 1,5 hour ahead of the first flight which is around 06:00 a.m. the duty free shops open as well. Great facilities of Wi-Fi so no problem with the open space plus the Schiphol Airport is quite large should was fun to exercise the legs a bit before the flight. Along with this being there so early in the morning it is a great opportunity to go into meditation to relax.
The flight was about 1,5 hours to Ljubljana Airport a very smooth flight due to the weather conditions this time of year. How grand when almost landing you see the beautiful Alps. Just love it when Mother Nature and Father Sky embrace each other in this way. It is a wonder and magical open space so dear to our Hearts.
Arriving at the Airport a Shuttle Service “Markun”, along with 2 other passengers, was there to greet and assist with the luggage. The first impression of Slovenia is the beauty of Nature there, so many trees and forests in the outskirts and also in the City as well. Beautiful well kept homes. Very clean environment and well taken care of. The traffic in the center of town is mostly walk paths or bike paths.
It is such a learning experience to go beyond booking a Hotel room and this time it was certainly one of them. The Shuttle Van stopped at a Restaurant seeing that was the address of the Central Rooms, so I entered the hallway there. I asked the lady of the restaurant if I could call the owner of the Rooms but she said that was not the policy of the manager of the restaurant. Apparently there are various owners of this building. My mobile phone does not work without a Wi-Fi connection so I took my luggage and started to walk on the street to ask someone where I could call. One person advised me to go to the Post Office which I could not find at the moment. Than I met another Man, lawyer, who was willing to help me and called the owner of the Central Rooms for me and the meeting was arranged. The lawyer and I talked a bit afterwards together whilst walking back to the Restaurant/Central Rooms etc. Interesting to hear that he was going to go onwards with his masters and his longing was to go abroad afterwards. Much gratitude for his assistance and the assistance of owner of the Central Rooms who explained more about things to go to and a tourist information map as well. A very nice and clean environment and home feeling staying here. Gratitude
The first step was to go to the Tourist Information Center to pick up a card where I could enter various museums, galleries, boat ride, guided tour through the city etc. Right here is also the daily local Market and a great space to buy some vegetables, cheese, olive oil from locals. It was not so busy especially with Tourists because the main season has not yet begun.
After this I walked around the city center to orientate a bit. Ljubljana is a university city with lots of cultural backgrounds. Here are some impressions of this. The first photograph hereunder is of a Poet “Preseen” and a alley way water gutter.
Along the way some statues so significant of that we are All – “One” – and the “Circle” form in this plus the fountain (water). Also a statue whilst I was having a great green salad at a restaurant.
We were going to go on a boat ride but by 15:00 hours so tired after having been awake for so many hours. Whilst walking back to the room was very fascinated by the bridges. Loved the Dragon Bridge and the many bridges build close together.
Drawn to a park with very ancient trees was urged to visit this twice to connect.
Personally once more the significance here from Mother Nature “we all are rooted from the One Source and can blossom, grow and develop in our talents and gifts whilst still being One”.
Now off to a great nap and a good night sleep.
Gratitude for this Night and Day.
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