What an amazing week in Slovenia! I sometimes pinch myself at how lucky I am to get to work on such exciting projects with a fantastic group of people from not only all over Europe – but also from within my own organization and my town! I had never been to Slovenia before – and did not know much about the country – but it has a very small coast line but a big personality!
It is on the Adriatic sea, north of Croatia, south of Austria, and across the pond from Italy – and it was so quaint and sweet a place.
We got there the day before, and spent the afternoon exploring the neighborhood a little – the town of Piran Most of Slovenia is landlocked, as you can see from the picture above – but there is a tiny sliver of land with three small coastal towns – Koper, Izola (where our colleague took us sightseeing the last night), and where the Institute of Biologi is located, Piran. The town has a colorful main square, medieval walls, a cute harbor with high water levels (when we were there at least), and lots of great restaurants to choose from – and we tried a couple!