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 I’m happy to provide this to anyone interested with the advisory note that parts may well be out of date.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

Mediterranean Music – Start Here

Almost two years ago, I set out on an imaginary journey around the Mediterranean to explore the music and hear how such diverse cultures and peoples could influence each other and rely on each other for development in modern music. 

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.

Slovenian wine: what to drink, wine traditions, wine growing regions, St. Martin’s Day events

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

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:

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

Exploring the music of the Mediterranean

This will be a tour I would love to take in real time; I doubt if I ever will. Our starting point and finish line are The Pillars of Hercules. The route is Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. I have all the time in the world.

Slovenia & Balkan Weekly News Briefing – Week Ending 1 May 2016

The Eurovision Song Contest is but 2 weeks away and the non-musical pseudo political rumbles have begun. Sympathy, please for the people of Romania who will neither be represented on the Eurovision stage, even though they had a qualifier Moment… Continue Reading →

My online plans for 2016

In 2016 I will be changing my approach to social media.

Read more at www.lakeblednews.com Who was the kid on vibes? During Festival Bled,  I have listened to and enjoyed more chamber music than I guess I have ever heard performed in concert before. It has been a really memorable experience,… 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 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 →

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

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 →

Ljubljana Airport Business Lounge

I have written about this lounge before. It is probably one of my favourites. It is not big or fancy. It is simple with just about everything you need. Lets start with Lasčo beer on tap, nice little bowls of… Continue Reading →

Top 12 Moments 2013

I started trying to highlight 10 moments through the year but it was difficult enough to keep it down to 12.

Rok’s Funeral

Written: Ljubljana February 14 2013 Kranjska Gora February 13 The priest recites prayerful rhythms I partly recognise. “This must be the ‘Glory Be’… This must be the ‘Our Father’ … ” as we call these prayers at home twelve hundred… Continue Reading →

Going for a drink in Slovenia

Although this was posted in 2008, it was written in 1996. Slovenia has seen many positive changes since then and is even more enchanting. Janez drives an old yellow Zastafa 750 motorcar. It splutters and hiccoughs its way up the… Continue Reading →

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