Lake Bled, Slovenia, June 2019

It’s been a while since I posted on here. I’ve been rather busy with my birthday celebrations. Five weeks of events this year, starting with a three week mini trip to Eastern Europe, followed by drinks in beautiful Lisbon, then a week in a villa in the Algarve, and finally a long weekend in London for a birthday dinner. I visited 4 countries on the Eastern European trip, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia, took 8 flights, 12 cab rides, 1 cruise, 2 train journeys, 4 bus rides and 6 hotel stays. I’ve said on a previous post that I had a grand idea to write about the trip as it happened, I didn’t do this whilst I was on the trip because I packed so much into it there wasn’t time to edit the photos and write about them, and after the trip I was out every night with friends celebrating. I flew back home to Lisbon on the 1 July and after a week of recovery, and feeling every year of my age, I am now back into rhythm of ‘normal’ life and will get back to posting regularly.

Over the coming weeks I will be writing about where I went and what I did. It won’t be in the order I visited the countries, I still have photos to edit for some of the cities I went to. I’m starting with Lake Bled, as I didn’t take a lot of photos, because, if I am honest, I found it slightly disappointing, it is just a small lake, a picturesque lake, but just a lake, I wanted/expected it to be stunning and I thought it wasn’t.

Bled is a 90 minute bus journey from Ljubljana. Lake Bled is 2 by 1.4 meteres wide, overlooked by the Julian Alps and a medieval castle sat on 100 metre high cliff. The island in the middle of the lake is the site of the Church of the Assumption. The morning I visited the local rowing club were out on the lake along with fishermen, and a sleeping swan, oblivious to it all.

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