Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, one of six independent republics created when Yugoslavia broke apart. Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Northern Macedonia are the other five successor states. They are relatively small in terms of geography and population. But, they stand at the crossroads of history. Some of the recent history dating to the Yugoslav Wars cannot be easily talked about today. The wounds are too raw. However, the ghosts of the past were sleeping this Sunday as we walked along the river in the center of Ljubljana’s old town. People were everywhere, sitting in cafes, biking, shopping, or enjoying the popular Hamburger Festival. In addition to a great lunch, we had ample time to see the sights and sample the special ambiance of this environmentally aware city that feels more “European” to our students. Tomorrow, we head to Venice, the last destination.