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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 I’m happy to provide this to anyone interested with the advisory note that parts may well be out of date.

A Firsthand Guide to Slovenia – Events throughout the year

People come to Bled all year round, but the busiest time is, unsurprisingly, the summer. It is also the time when the town is most active. Sports events and music dominate, but there are many other cultural occasions, too.

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

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

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 Castle’s Lea Ferjan – Bled Stories

Lea Ferjan of Bled Cultural Institute who manages Bled Castle talks about the difficult balance of managing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism.

Bled Rowing – Bled Stories Podcast

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 and Wine Tasting – Bled Stories podcast

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.

Domen from 3glav Adventures – Bled Stories podcast

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.

Antimuseum Bled – Bled Stories podcast

Explore amazing science experiments at the Antimuseum in Bled Slovenia. Book ahead to get a personal tour.

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.

Mikame Craft Shop – Bled Stories podcast:

We start this podcast 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 – info@mikame.si and the website www.mikame.si

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.

First published on LinkedIn

Dinner at A l’Art Bled – Vila Istra

This is a review written for Trip Advisor This was the most inventive and memorable dinner I have had in many years. A good dinner is not just about sitting down and eating; it is about the whole experience and… Continue Reading →

Davy and Dawn’s Big Adventure

A few days ago I told the team I work with at WIMPS (http://www.wimps.tv) that I am leaving Public Achievement. It was neither an easy nor snap decision. I have been with PA since January 2011. Next Monday (31 March),… Continue Reading →

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