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Slovenia: Beautiful Lake Bled and a Town of the Same Name I. Part
As we decided to spend few days in Slovenia it wouldn’t go without visiting probably the most Slovenian lake Bled. The lake is considered one of Slovenian symbols. This beautiful lake is located in the eastern part of Julian Alps right by a noisy town of the same name.
We arrived at Slovenian town Bled on afternoon. We headed to a tourist information office since we hadn’t book an accommodation. Our accommodation standards were same as they were in Postojna. We were seeking a pleasant favorable accommodation. A kind employee of the infocenter provided us with some handy materials written in English. He immediately started seeking and after few clicks he, to our surprise, made also few phone calls to make sure that accommodation that he was about to offer us was still free. Then, with a smile on his face, he announced he has several alternatives for us and that we could make a choice. And really, we did. He offered us an accommodation in a camp, a hostel, and also in a family hotel in a separated house not far from the lake. To our surprise, prices were really reasonable and much lower than we expected. We choose a cozy house from an extensive offering that was close to the lake and only few steps from the castle. We had all upper floor at our disposal where apart from quality kitchen and living room we had an individual bedroom and a large bathroom with a bath and a washing machine. There was also pleasant outside seating in the garden
The owner of the hotel who waited for us in the front of the tourist center accompanied us to the hotel. We wanted to spend in bled 2-3 nights so we hadn’t to hurry at all. We had a refreshing shower and laid on a bed to get some sleep.
A walk alongside the lake
We started our tour of Bled by a walk alongside a symmetrical lake that had a crystal clear water and many swans and ducks on its surface. The lake is much more beautiful than on the pictures in tourist guides or information posters. Its water is crystal clear and in its middle there is an island lined with a touristic pathway. On the island is a church and a huge castle. The lake has a very peaceful atmosphere. Despite we had a swim in the sea in Croatian Baška summer resort on Krk Island here, between mountains, we felt the autumn is coming. It is an ideal time for exploration of beautiful parts of this beautiful landscape. A walk alongside the lake took us about two hours. Towards the end of the day we stop in a nice coffee bar and tasted local specialty known as Kremna rezina. It was a wonderful desert taste of which was similar to our “kremesh”. But the price we paid for Kremna rezina would buy us many more our “kremeshes”.
The sun set long ago and we also went to bed to a world of dreams. On the next day we would like to see the Bled Castle and a church on the island in the middle of the lake, as well.
Text and photo: O. Maňáková
Slowly we are leaving Slovenia. Our last voyage will lead below the breathtaking Mangart mountain in the Julian Alps, which proudly rises in close proximity to the border with Italy.
From the town of Bled we set out for another natural gem in Slovenia - the largest lake in the country. It covers an area of over 3 km². We will talk about Lake Bohinj, whose shores provide a wonderful walk around the Triglav National Park.
After visiting the amazing Vintgar Gorge, we move to Bled. This most important tourist center of the Upper Carniola Region is located in the northwestern part of Slovenia and offers several landmarks.
Our Slovenian adventure full of knowledge continues. After visiting the Kranjska Gora, which is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, we move on to another natural gem - the Vintgar Gorge (Blejski Vintgar, Vintgar Sotesque).
Kranjska Gora is situated in the north-western part of Slovenia near the Austrian and Italian borders. This town is known mainly due to the winter sports center, where the FIS - World Cup in Alpine Skiing takes place every year.
Triglav National Park is one of the most popular spots in Slovenia. Its name comes after country's highest mountain which is located within the park. Tourists mostly take short trips or climb up the very mountain. It is strictly forbidden to take a one day trip up to Triglav's peak, staying over night is also forbidden (and only allowed in mountain cabins). The hike is very difficult. You can take it from different directions though.
Logar valley is a beautiful valley in the north of Slovenia. A 6 kilometer long path goes through the valley and ends at the rock of limestone massif. It costs 7 euro to enter the Logar Valley if you travel by car. The entrance gate is situated 4 kilometers northwest from the town of Solcava.
The last stop of our journey across three countries was Mountain Erberg located in Steiermark. It is known as one of the larges European iron ore sites and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole region.
We continue in our excursion across three states also today. Our direction is Austria, the las country we had visited during our 10day journey. In today’s article we will look on scaled replicas of the most important architectonic wonders that are located in a famous theme park Minimundus, Klagenfurt.
So here we are, the last part of our trip across Slovenia. Again we woke up to a cloudy morning but this time it didn’t rain at least. There was an easy trip by a cableway on Vogel and from there we would continue by walk to a vantage point Točka.
Today we will again go to admire beauties of Slovenian nature. From Lake Bled we will move to not less fascinating Lake Bohinj where we will see also the Savica Falls.
If you ever visit Slovenia, do not miss a visit of a beautiful Bled Gorge that is located only few kilometers from well-known Bled.
We woke up to beautiful, however, calm morning. We ate something, checked our backpack if there were things necessary since we intended to spend the whole day out, and we set out to the lake. That day we decided to visit a church on the island in the middle of the lake and spend the afternoon in the town.
Today we will not move anywhere. We will spend the whole day in Bled, a town that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovenia. We will set out for a visit of one of the most beautiful and precious landmarks. We will see a monumental castle on a cliff above Lake Bled and we will visit a local market.
Slovenian Predjama Castle is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating castles in the world. It is hidden in a town of the same name, which is only 10 kilometers away from Postojna, a popular tourist town known for its unique cave system.
Postojna town is located in southwest Slovenia. Fans of traveling and the nature know the town thanks to its unique cave system – Postojnska jama. We managed to visit this natural sight at the end of summer. Frankly, it was a wonderful experience.
We always just travel throughout Slovenia, maybe the reason was we were in hurry to get to Croatia or on our way back home. Even we have heard a lot about its beauties, we never managed to find few days or hours, at least, to stop and explore. At last, we changed it and a part of a late summer vacation we spent in Slovenia.
Everyone of us imagines something different when thinking about an ideal vacation. Someone likes to lie on a beach; some breaks his limits when climbing on mountains, or throws away his responsibility and goes to wild parties. For me it is a combination of everything mentioned above – from beaches, through crazy sports, to exploration of beauties of nature and tasting local cuisine.
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