All is quiet on New Year's Day

Trip Start Nov 09, 2007
Trip End Feb 03, 2008

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I think maybe when U2 wrote that song they may have been in Ljubljana. Basically everything was closed. Museums, galleries, shops - the streets were deserted.

So what to do on such a quiet day? Jess had the bright idea that the movies would be good and we did a bit of research and found a large cinema that was a little bit out of town, so at the hostel they told us we could get the number 27 bus at the corner. We dutifully headed up to the bus stop and waited. After about 10 minutes Cameron was sure that the bus wasn't coming. As he likes to do, he had a whole scenario for why this was the case. 'The shopping centre where the cinema is will be closed so the bus won't be running'. Phah! I told what rubbish, of course a bus would be along soon. The number 9 came, and the number 12. Then the number 2 came, then another number 9. We waited some more. After 40 minutes everyone was cold to the bone, Remember, we were waiting in -5 degrees temperatures. At 50 minutes everyone wanted to quit, but I still held out hope. 'Let's give it the full hour' I rashly said. That gave the freezing weather another 10 minutes to work us over and not much else. The bus never came. We headed towards the railway station where we could get a warm drink and a bit to eat. When we asked someone why the bus hadn't come they said 'probably because the shopping centre is closed'. Don't you hate I when your kids are right?

We made the best of the rest of the day just enjoying Ljubljana as best we could in the cold weather.

In the evening we played cards in the hostel and I caught up with a few blog entries. We didn't really want to go back out in the cold to find a restaurant open, so Cameron Maggie and Jess went out and bought some kebabs which we ate in the area just outside our rooms. They were delicious actually. I enjoyed our low-key finish to the day.
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