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Altitude Activities sports tourism agency

Altitude Activities is another professional adventure tourism and sports activities agency who provide services to the more adventurous traveller.

Lake Bled – some of the best bars and pubs

Most “pubs” are also restaurants. But there are a few really good bars. The best are for locals,

A quick coffee by Lake Bled (and tea, too)

Slovenia is a coffee drinking nation. Coffee is often not a destination, but a pitstop on the way. That is reflected in the wide availability and sometimes limited choice.

Christmas at Lake Bled

Christmas is a very special time in Bled with events celebrating the season and the history of the lake.

A Firsthand Guide to Slovenia – Events throughout the year

People come to Bled all year round, but the busiest time is, unsurprisingly, the summer. But “off season” Bled can be at it’s best.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Best times to visit

There is always something to bring you back to Bled. During each season you will discover something to attract you.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Money and Banks

Slovenia is in the Eurozone (and Schengen area) of the European Union. It is easy to find automatic teller machines and there are two easily accessible banks.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Shopping for fun and survival

This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful……

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Arriving at Lake Bled

This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Introduction

In 2017 and 2018 I published A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia. This is the 2018 edition.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia

The 2018 editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia are no longer available . But you can download the book here.

Stories from Lake Bled Podcast Index

This is a list of the podcast episodes for Bled Stories – stories and people from Lake Bled.

Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – special edition pdf

In 2017 and 2018 I published A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia. This is the 2018 edition. I’m happy to provide this to anyone interested with the advisory note that parts may well be out of date.

PEOPLE IN BLED – Župan (Mayor) of Bled

Profile – Janez Fajfar, the man who represents Bled to the world and at home.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia – Slovenian food

This is a very small selection of items you might see on a menu. If you are a bit more hesitant about trying new tastes, give these a go as an introduction.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled – Bars and restaurants

The whole point of Firsthand Guides is to give you personal recommendations of places the writer has been. The suggestions are my personal choices. They are places I, my family and my friends like.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Getting Around

This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful…

Janez Fajfar re-elected Mayor of Bled

Župan Janez Fajfar has been re-elected mayor of Bled once again. He was standing unopposed. Here is an interview he did for the Firsthand Guide to Bled.

Bled Stories podcast: Antimuseum Physland Bled

Kristina Špec from the AntiMuseum in Bled takes me through Physland – a science play room for all ages.

Bled Stories podcast: Mikame Craft Shop

In the Firsthand Guide to Bled Standard and Special editions, both this and last year, I interview some of the people who make Bled the town it is. Now, I plan to release some of those interviews in a new podcast; Bled Stories.

On the eve of the Bled Strategic Forum

The black limousines with the darkened windows are heading up the hill to the Vila Bled again today. The BMW shuttle service brings some of the most politically influential individuals in the south western Europe and Balkans region to hotels… Continue Reading →

Read more at LakeBledNews.com It was like this —- but even better. Hot African vibes meet damp #Bled weather, but the show must go on, so we are inside for Abavuka at #Okarina tonight pic.twitter.com/6D0UqN1hbi — Lake Bled News (@LakeBledNews)… Continue Reading →

Read more at www.lakeblednews.com A severe case of cello twirling broke out last night in Bled Castle during the final concert of Festival Bled. The outbreak began towards the end of the concert when cellist (well, they were all cellists, weren’t they?) Vita  Peterlin gave… Continue Reading →

Originally in Festival Bled Diary Read more at www.LakeBledNews.com Read more at LakeBledNews.com It was pretty close to standing room only in the Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled last night, as the room filled with people waiting in anticipation for what was going… Continue Reading →

Originally published on Bled Film Festival Diary Some of the cast and production team of the Arnold Rikli film premier at the Bled Film Festival Arnold Rikli is held in high esteem in Bled. He is said to be the… Continue Reading →

The start of the Bled Film Festival today is the beginning of a series of festivals and events that takes us from mid-June to close to the end of August with barely a break. One night last summer I left… Continue Reading →

I am in the wrong place. Doing a little survey of the Bars in Bled … (how dare you suggest I’m on a pub crawl. This is for journalistic purposes …honest!). Anyway, having visited a few bars, thought I’d finish off… Continue Reading →

Back to the Blog

I must confess I have not paid much attention to this blog over the last … well, a long time. When Dawn and I went to Slovenia in June 2014, I planned to write about our experiences in another blog ,… Continue Reading →

Twitter Scheduling as Radio Programming

It is worse to drive people away than to fail to attract them in the first place.

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