Life is racing by and I haven’t posted for many months now, but I’ve been longing to share a little snapshot of my trip to Slovenia back in July (remember summer? yeah, blink and you missed it!). Oddly, I got rather a few bewildered looks from friends and colleagues alike when I told everyone I was going on a trip to this tiny country, wedged between the Mediterranean greats of Italy of Croatia in the South/West and bordering Austria and Hungry in the North/East. It turns out, however, that they were well and truly missing out as this understated part of Europe is a lovely little world of crystal turquoise lakes, dramatic mountain scenery and charming rural landscapes, equally as enchanting as its more famous neighbours. It’s a great place for a solo traveller as it feels really safe and the wilderness is very accessible. Slovenia is also an amazing destination for outdoor activities – hiking, horse riding, sailing, rafting, canoeing, flatboarding – you name it, you can do it! I spent four days in the region and visited Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge via Ljubljana but could have spent days more exploring the Julian Alps, engaging in outdoor pursuits and camping out in the wild.Here are some snaps from my trip.
Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana – refreshingly compact, stylish and easy going
An elderly couple having a bathe One of many typical Slovenian-style churches dotted around the countryside Vintgar Gorge – a stunning spot a few miles from Bled