In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. Try saying that three times fast! We then head north to the wonderfully scenic Lake Bled, where hiking, rowing and general fresh air enjoyment is the order of the day.
Here's what we got up to this week!
September 8th 2014. All smiles. Slovenia is literally the friendliest country we've been to in Europe! So welcoming and warm, you won't feel like an outsider here. It doesn't hurt that the Slovenes have amazing English too!
September 9th 2014. And then it rained. Good, solid and relentless rain. Fortunately we had our own small but private apartment with a stocked fridge to cozy up in while we waited it out.
September 10th 2014. Dragon Bridge. Symbolising strength, courage and might, the Ljubljana dragon forms an integral part of the city's image and adorns not only their famous bridge but also the Ljubljana Castle and coat-of-arms.
September 11th 2014. Ljubljana cake. The legend goes that a cook delighted the daughter of the Lord of Ljubljana Castle so much with this creation that he was offered her hand in marriage. And after trying a slice, we wouldn't doubt its authenticity.
September 12th 2014. Lake Bled. We've visited some gorgeous and historic cities as of late, but there's nothing like going for a really long hike and connecting with nature to reinvigorate the soul!
September 13th 2014. Vintgar Gorge. We put our new hiking boots to the test by traipsing a soggy 7km loop in the forests that surround the popular holiday retreat of Bled. This included a 1.6km stretch where the Radovna River has naturally cut out deep gorges between the hills of Hom, culminating in an impressive 16m high waterfall.
September 14th 2014. Swan boats. Hiring a row boat and taking to the water is one of the more popular activities in Bled. We didn't row for the full 40mins it takes to get from one side of the lake to the other, but we did visit Slovenia's only natural island, albeit in a zigzag.
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