|Twice I’ve been to Slovenia, but both times only to the city of Koper. The first was way back in 2003 when my aircraft carrier that I had been living on did a port call. My experience was limited being in the Marines, but of the five countries we had stopped in during that cruise I considered Slovenia to have the friendliest population. I returned again more than 10 years later for another short stop in Koper and so the next time around I have no excuse not to see other parts of the country. For such a tiny nation, Slovenia is packed with history in its capital of Ljubljana and the port city of Koper. Other interesting places to visit include castles such as Predjama, and natural areas like Triglav Lakes Valley and Julian Alps.