One of my favourite bands in one of my favourite places Larkin Poe, Okarina festival Bled 2019
Altitude Activities is another professional adventure tourism and sports activities agency who provide services to the more adventurous traveller.
Most “pubs” are also restaurants. But there are a few really good bars. The best are for locals,
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 is a very special time in Bled with events celebrating the season and the history of the lake.
Matjaž Repnik has been teaching diving at Lake Bled for about three years. He and other enthusiasts also participate in the annual lake clean up.
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.
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.
This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful……
This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful.
In 2017 and 2018 I published A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia. This is the 2018 edition.
The 2018 editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia are no longer available . But you can download the book here.
This is a list of the podcast episodes for Bled Stories – stories and people from Lake Bled.
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 I’m happy to provide this to anyone interested with the advisory note that parts may well be out of date.
Profile – Janez Fajfar, the man who represents Bled to the world and at home.
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.
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.
This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful…
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.
Link to interview in Total Slovenia News
Staying in an Air B&B on Rimska cesta Ljubljana took us from our usual patch in the old town and led us to do what I enjoy most, exploring.
A new English language news and current affairs website Total Slovenia News has recently launched.
As a special offer, a PDF of the Special Edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled is now available to download.
There are two places to enjoy wine tasting sessions in Bled and three major wine growing regions in Slovenia to drive through.
Wine is one of Slovenia’s biggest secrets. Celebrated every November on St. Martin’s day, only 6% is exported. Not to be missed on a visit to Slovenia
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.
A friend of a friend emailed me. He and his wife were going to Slovenia for a holiday and he would be grateful for any suggestions. The Visit Ljubljana website is excellent for places to go and things to do, but I think personal recommendations are better for restaurants and cafes (beats TripAdvisor hands down to actually speak to someone).
Last week an other friend of a relative said he was going to Ljubljana and Bled and asked for suggestions. So here are a few thoughts on restaurants in Ljubljana. Fir information on Bled, I have written this book.
I was in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music seeping out of buildings in the historic old town.
Union is a stylish, very well maintained hotel. The new room was large, fresh as a daisy and had a view of that wonderful building opposite. Although the city was heaving outside, once the curtains were closed, there was no sound from outside.
I spent about two and a half hours wandering around the old Slovenian town Tržič, which is a short drive on the highway from Bled, but a much longer – and significantly more interesting journey by bus. This post features video audio and photos.