Man and His Dog, Maribor, Slovenia

It’s 7:40 in the morning. This man and his beautiful best friend are taking a break on their morning walk.

A population of around 100,000 makes Maribor the second largest city in Slovenia. Located in hill country in the east of the country, Maribor is a quiet, charming small city. Among other things, a local restaurant served up the best pizza I ate during my 24 days in Europe. Reason enough to consider a return visit.