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trish & pat’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007

Location: Lake Bled, Slovenia

MapWe had read in a guide book that Slovenia is the hidden jewel of Europe and we were not disappointed! To us it was like a mini Austria –beautiful Alpine scenery, lakes, gorges etc.

We spent 4 nights at the beautiful Lake Bled which is famous for its island church in the middle of the lake. People come from all around the world to be married herewith the poor groom having to carry the bride up 99 steps, otherwise he is deemed not to be worthy. On the other hand, it provides him with the opportunity to change his mind! It really is a romantic setting with a fantastic backdrop of the Julian Alps.

We were fortunate to see the first snow falls of the season in Bled. It was damned freezing but stunning watching and walking with the snow flakes falling. When you see the photos you will understand why this place is worth visiting.