As you walk up the hill from Bled’s town centre on the main road towards the Post Office and the public library, when you reach the Okarina restaurant where Paul McCartney once had dinner – vegetarian of course – Okarina is noted for its vegetarian cuisine, right opposite there is a green shack. Outside there’s a basket which at another time would have been tethered to a balloon floating above the lake and the castle. There are bicycles for hire. The shack is filled with the stuff of adventures. It attracts your attention because it looks a little out of place, perhaps a little out of time. It belongs here, but did it come from somewhere else? There is nothing like it in Bled.
I’m Davy Sims – I wrote the Firsthand Guides to Bled. Over the last few years, I spent a lot of time living in the town and talking to the people who help make Bled the Jewel in Slovenia’s crown. One of those people owns that green, out of place, out of time, hut.
This is episode is an interview with Domen who runs 3glav Adventures. His family have owned the hut for over 100 years.
This is part of an interview with Domen that you can read in the Special and Standard editions of “Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia 2018”. The books are packed with information about places to go and things to do, bar and restaurant reviews and interviews with other people who help make Bled the fantastic destination it is.
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I spoke to him online between my visits to Bled and between his global treks. He – often with his family – take off for months at a time.
The Emerald River Adventure is just one of the programmes. There is a variety to suit various levels of experience: Canyoning, Paragliding, Ballooning, Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking & Trekking, Skydiving, Rock Climbing, Horse Riding.
You can just drop in to get more information. Or go to the website www.3glav.com
Domen Kalajžič is just one of the people interviewed in the Standard and special editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia 2018. You can also read interviews with Jernej Brence, Founder and Director Festival Bled, Ana Pirih from Yoga Bled, Leo Ličof from Okarina Music Festival and the Mayor Janez Fajfar among others.
The Firsthand Guide to Bled 2018 is no longer available as a book or for Kindle. It is not yet completly out of date and you can download a PDF free.
The theme music is Rate Sheet by Blue Dot Sessions from the Free Music Archive
The Bled Stories Podcast is a Firsthand Guides Production.