‪#‎troubsinljubs‬: Pink Week 2014, Slovenia

Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people.
Adam Lowe

Publisher Adam Lowe and writer/filmmaker Barnaby Callaby set off to cause some #troubsinljubs.

After missing the first train (due to the football!), Adam and Barnaby had to take a detour. Adam suspected this was going to be a long journey . . .

With a five-hour wait in Leicester before catching the train to Luton, there was only one thing for it . . . £1 drinks in Helsinki (the bar)!

Some 13 hours later, the Vada boys arrive on the shuttle bus at Luton Airport.

Without sleeping, the boys decide to plunge into the local luxury – and enjoy the rooftop pool at Hotel Vander.

Later that evening, Barnaby and Adam made some rather fabulous friends at AS Aperitivo.

Adam has always been fond of horse meat.

Should Barnaby bite the apple of temptation? Well, his task was to cause #troubsinljubs.

On the shore at Lake Bled, Adam and Barnaby were confronted with a range of local desserts.

Adam and Barnaby meet a new friend: the gorgeous Gregory.

In the church at Bled, Adam confesses (some of) his sins.

While climbing the Great Mountain, the Vada boys witnessed possibly the most Slovenian thing to ever happen.

There’s nothing like overdressing to climb a mountain.

Everybody loves a Eurovision afterparty.

Barnaby asked Adam what his favourite part of Ljubljana was.

Adam and Barnaby were sad to say goodbye to their new Belgian friends.

But their short visit to the coast at Portoroz was welcome. Here’s the gorgeous dining room at the Kempinski Palace Hotel.

Half-way through the return journey, Adam and Barnaby were nevertheless glad to be back in the UK.

And finally, we were so dishevelled we lost the ability to spell . . .

How to get there

wizz air logo

Wizz Air flies three times per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) from London Luton with fares starting at £49.99 each way. Wizz Air is the only literally pink airline in Europe – and we think their planes look fabulous! Wizz Air travellers without hold luggage can skip the queues by checking-in online, allowing you to proceed straight to security.

Wizz Air, 10 years old this year, is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe. Travellers can save an additional 10 euros per flight by joining the Wizz Discount Club (annual fee: 29.99 euros). The Wizz Air Privilege Pass allows for unlimited priority boarding and a generous baggage allowance of a large cabin bag for free on every flight (annual fee: 99 euros). Extra leg room is also available.

Book at wizzair.com.

For more information about Slovenia, visit slovenia.info. For more information about PinkWeek, visit pinkweek.eu.

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