Brief post on a trip from my pre-blogging days
Ljubljana, Piran, Bled, Bohinj, Postojna, Divača
One of the four dragons adorning the famous Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, the main symbol of the city.
Highly enjoyable and great value dinner at Luda in Ljubljana – choice of 3 or 5 savoury courses from the menu of the day.
A view of stunning Lake Bled from Bled Castle as the skies started to clear.
Fantastic burgers at Pop’s Place in Ljubljana.
The spectacular Vintgar Gorge, close to Bled, makes for one peaceful walk.
Lunch overlooking Lake Bled from up high at the upscale Bled Castle Restaurant – gorgeous food, with both outside and inside dining options offering indescribable views. Tip – Book ahead and request the table with the best view.
Looking out over the serene Lake Bohinj which, luckily for those who do make the effort to go, attracts less visitors than the more touristically-developed Lake Bled. Whenever I’m craving some moments of peace and quiet, I daydream of Bohinj. Do not miss this!
An unforgettable day exploring the unbelievable caves of Slovenia – Škocjan (below) and Postojna (photography inside Postojna is not allowed). Take my word for it and visit both caves – they are very different and both will leave you in absolute awe. If you’re renting a car to drive around Slovenia, as I suggest you do, they are both easily fitted into one day, together with Slovenia’s famous castle in a rock, below.
Close to Postojna caves, Predjama castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth; a truly unique sight and interesting visit. Lord of the Rings fans such as myself might get some serious Mines of Moria and Helm’s Deep feels when visiting the caves and castle!
Probably the best seafood pasta I’ve ever had at the laid-back Pirat in the pretty seaside town of Piran.
A view of picture perfect Piran on the Mediterranean sea from the Piran Town Walls.