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.
Lea Ferjan of Bled Cultural Institute who manages Bled Castle talks about the difficult balance of managing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism.
The history of Bled’s Rowing Club reflects the history of not just Bled town, but Slovenia itself.
For tourists, the lake is a place for fun and recreation. But competitive rowers, come throughout year and from early spring you’ll see events from youth programmes right up to Olympic level.
On this episode of Bled Stories, the Bled Rowing Club.
Jernej Slivnik is Secretary General of the Slovenian Rowing Federation and and Co-Director of the Bled Rowing Organising Committee and my guide through the history of the club. The Bled Stories podcast is about the people who make Bled the place it is. The series is an accompaniment to The Firsthand Guide to Bled books. You can get more information about them here.
Slovenian wine? Oh, yes. Here’s a short introduction and some insider tips from young man about town Jani Pravdič about best bars and wine bar.
One of the new destinations of the Hop On Hop Off bus Summer 2018 is the historic town Tržič. But you don’t need to wait for special transport. Davy visited on cold November morning.
The first stop for adventure seekers in Bled is an old green shack. It looks a little out of place and a little out of time. Domen tells the story.
Explore amazing science experiments at the Antimuseum in Bled Slovenia. Book ahead to get a personal tour.
It is early May 2018. A quiet Wednesday morning – about 10:00 am. This part of the town is still getting into gear. Shops are opening, not many customers yet. Delivery vans are delivering, shop keepers are keeping each other company, coffee is being sipped where last night beer and wine were being served. The alpine air is fresh and Jakob Ribnikar is opening his shop Mikame. It’s a tiny place, dwarfed by the Devil Bar next door, you could miss it.
But don’t – it is packed with local crafts. The address is Cesta svobode 15 4260 Bled Slovenia – firstname.lastname@example.org and the website www.mikame.si