I had been dying to go to Slovenia for years, and the time lastly got here. Sadly, as a result of overstaying my time in Barcelona by about 11 days, I actually lower my time quick exploring the fantastic thing about Slovenia. And It’s official. 3 Days in Slovenia was not sufficient….
I took the bus from Trieste, Italy to Ljubijana, which took about two hours. I bought fairly unfortunate with the climate, particularly contemplating I used to be there in mid-August. It was raining throughout the bus experience, and the visibility wasn’t nice, however I might nonetheless inform it was completely gorgeous landscapes. We arrived into the capital metropolis, Ljubijana, and I walked with a Portuguese couple to their hostel to see if that they had any beds obtainable. We booked our rooms, and the Portuguese couple and myself started exploring town. It had stopped raining throughout the day, which was nice contemplating the folks on the hostel stated it had been fairly wet for the previous week.
Ljubijana was totally different than I anticipated. I positively thought it will be an even bigger and extra hectic metropolis contemplating it’s the capital. However your complete time whereas we have been exploring the sights, town felt extra like a small-town with a really relaxed vibe. Everybody spoke first rate English, the folks have been extraordinarily good, and the meals was superb. Additionally, town is basically low cost, which is all the time nice. Highlights have been the Dragon bridge, the lock bridge, the central recent fruit market, and mountain climbing as much as the Ljubljana Citadel!
Sadly, I used to be nonetheless feeling slightly sick from the epic goodbye occasion classes in Barcelona, so I didn’t get to expertise the nightlife there. There was a pub crawl flyers and posters across the hostel although, and I heard it was an excellent time. I used to be planning on staying on the hostel for 2 nights, however they ended up being totally booked for the subsequent night time, so I took the morning bus to Bled. So glad I did. Once I was working as a tour information to Italy, we had weekend journeys to Slovenia. However sadly, I used to be by no means chosen to information that particular journey, so I by no means bought to go. It by far exceeded my expectations.
Lake Bled, Slovenia is likely to be probably the most calming and stress-free locations I’ve ever been. I made the joke that if I have been to ever sit down and write a novel, that is the place I’d go. The environment is so nice. There are locals fishing within the lake, households driving bikes and swimming, and quaint little retailers for some souvenirs.
Undoubtedly one in every of my favourite issues to do was the hike to the Vintgar Gorge. I do know it’s frequent to do lease a motorcycle and experience there, however I’d truly advocate doing the hike and do the complete loop. It’s a easy hike by way of the woods, and leads into a fully gorgeous river gorge. Solely takes a number of hours, and price round 4 euros to do it. You’re additionally rewarded with views like these:
Lake Bled was positively the spotlight for me in Slovenia, butI merely didn’t have sufficient time to totally expertise it. From strolling across the lake, swimming to the church within the center (which is far farther than it appears!), and mountain climbing to the Vintgar Gorge; I barely scratched the floor. It’s the right place to chill out and unwind. Undoubtedly want to return there throughout the winter to expertise the legendary snowboarding within the Slovenian Alps!
What’s your favourite half about Slovenia? Let me know within the feedback part!”