The 2018 Firsthand Guide to Bled Special Edition is now available as a free download.
The summer season is over in Bled and the main events of the year are finished. But Bled is a 12 month a year destination and as the big crowds have left, with fewer visitors, Bled is a more comfortable, more relaxed town.
All the attractions are still there. All of the restaurants are open and even though a few summer-only bars have packed up for the year, most are still active – and considerably more comfortable.
The 2018 Firsthand Guide to Bled is still relevant and useful. The books are available on Amazon until 31 December. But you can downlead a FREE PDF of the Special Edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, here.
Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and Bled is the jewel in its crown.
The medieval castle with its Romanesque tower sits high above the turquoise water of Lake Bled. In the lake on the tiny island is the church. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), and was a place of pilgrimage in the past. Now tourists, are ferried there the colourful flat bottomed pletna boats.
The Firsthand Guides to Bled are focused entirely on the town as a destination and as a base. The books are intended for anyone who is travelling independently and holidaymakers who want to get to know the town quickly to get the most from their stay. The books are packed with important information from who to turn to in emergencies, through to where to find the best cake shop. And people who live in Bled will give you their insider knowledge on places to go and what to see.
More than 20 restaurants are reviewed or recommended as are the best bars, best coffee shops and best pizza. If you want to try Slovene food, where should you go first? If you want to know about Slovene wine, who will help you?
The Firsthand Guides will take the reader through the year in Bled. It offers straightforward detailed information for the visitor and independent traveller from arriving by bus to summer and winter highlights.
The shorter edition only contains the basic facts and advice. The standard and special editions contain much more. There are interviews with some of the people who make Bled the town that it is. There are suggestions of things to do and places to go not just in Bled, but in the surrounding area; the spectacular alpine Gorenjska region of Slovenia. The book will tell you about the music, sport and music highlights of the year, entertainment for children at the Castle and some of the lesser known events. Activities in Bled are not ust focused on eight weeks in the summer, it is a 12 month destination with secrets to share. And many locals do share their insider knowledge of the town.
The Shorter edition has all the info for a quick visit including reviews and recommendations, not just for summer, but the whole year.
The Standard goes further with info about the best in Slovenian food and restaurants beyond Bled and the wine growing regions.
The Special also contains more information and photographs of Bled and Lake Bled year round.
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Shorter Edition 2018:
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Special Edition 2018:
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The author, Davy Sims is a former BBC producer. He has lived in Bled for more than a year over a period of three years. He first visited in 1996 to produce a travel report about Slovenia. While he was there, he rang the Wishing Bell in the church on the island and wished to return – and did many times before his extended stays. He knows where to get the best pizza, the best easy walks and some wonderful people who have become friends.