I love this town and I love the lake in this town! But when I want to talk about something I truly like or love, I tend to be at a loss for words or even worst, incomprehensible. All I can say would be, like, you know, awww it’s so..omg! So there, I’ll let these photos do the talking while I try to articulate my thoughts.
Ok, let’s give it a try.
Bled is the quintessential place for those who like a quiet and relaxing holiday. The town is 55 km away from the capital city, Ljubljana, and is a great starting point for nature tripping in Slovenia. Its main attractions are Lake Bled, Bled Island with the Church of the Assumptions and the iconic Bled Castle. Here are some photos of and taken from these three attractions:
If you’ve been living in the Czech Republic for a long time, I don’t blame you if you’re already castled-out. There are so many castles in close proximity of one another that they are starting to be less interesting. But when you’re in Bled, don’t miss out on the best view of the lake. Climb up the castle, you must. Entrance is €9 per adult.
The island is what sets this lake apart from all the lakes I’ve been to in Europe. It looks so tranquil, so romantic from afar. You can row a boat to get there or you can get on a boat with other tourists for €12 per person. You pay on your way back to the mainland. We were asked to be in the island for only half an hour. I guess this is their way to avoid overcrowding the little place.
Lake Bled lovin’
I don’t blame the couple for photobombing my pretty friends above. Love was really in the air at Lake Bled. I overheard a guide at the castle saying that a lot of marriage proposals were made here, especially at the castle terrace overlooking the lake.
One of my regrets was not seeing the lake at night, when the castle and the church in the island were lighted. The feels would have been different, maybe even more romantic. But for these guys, they didn’t need lights or sunsets to heighten the romance. They were already basking in it, right there in their own happy place.
Location: Bled, Slovenia
Stayed at: Vila Vita
Date visited: May 27-30, 2015
Hand ♥ credits: Lillian and Floe