It’s hard to believe that we have to say goodbye already. It feels like we just arrived in Ljubljana, except that we now carry many fond memories from our incredible ten-day adventure. I love Slovenia for many reasons. First and foremost is its natural beauty. From the mossy river in Ljubljana to the incredible sunsets on the coast of Piran and concluding on the quiet coast of Lake Bled. Everything the nation had to offer was overflowing with natural beauty and grace – more than I have seen anywhere else.
Secondly, the kindness of the people in Slovenia was overwhelming. Their understanding of tourists and willingness to welcome all comers made for a fantastic experience as a visitor. In addition, their push for making Slovenia as eco-friendly as possible was inspiring, as was their love of their whole country.
Finally, this trip was truly amazing because of my fellow classmates that accompanied me along the way. Throughout this journey, I was fortunate enough to get much closer to my friends in the SELF Program, and get to know the BLP students as well, making some great friendships that I hope will continue for years to come.
Thank you for everything John, Amanda, and Petra. Slovenia, I do feel the love!