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This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful……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This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful.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

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 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.

A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia – Money and Banks

This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful……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

This is the 2018 edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled, so a little out of date, but like its author still useful…

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.

Exploring Tržič – The Bled Stories Podcast

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.

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.

Mikame Craft Shop – Bled Stories podcast

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 – info@mikame.si and the website www.mikame.si

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