Remembering Lake Bled

You know what I dislike the most about places? When they are underrated as hell. Sure, it helps a great deal to keep them tidy, untouched, beautiful and, most importantly, unpolluted. I know this is a great thing in the bigger picture that less people know about a special place. However, I get this huge itch when people are planning their holiday in a really popular place, say, the Swiss Alps and they don’t even know about its close neighbour – Slovenia. This really tiny country nestled between Austria, Italy, Croatia & Hungary is culturally a sister to Croatia. It’s actually pretty surprising that for such a small country, they have beaches, mountains, gorges & what not. One such beauty is Lake Bled in Slovenia.

I was working in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, for 6 months. That’s when I got to know about the lake Bled in Slovenia, a spot this country is really proud of. These days, every now & then, I keep coming across Instagram posts by travellers going to this beautiful place, however, I had never heard of it until then. Heck, I got to know about Slovenia only when I interviewed for that internship, so, well.

To say that the lake Bled in Slovenia is straight from a fairy tale would be an understatement. If there ever was a run up for the most beautiful & enthralling fairy tale, lake Bled in Slovenia can be an easy top contender.

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With its 16th century Church on an island right in the middle of the lake, where a bell rings every now & then, this place is hauntingly beautiful and, of course, straight out of your whimsical dreams. Not to mention, the beautiful, little markets in this tiny town selling all sorts of whimsies.

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If you ever see yourself at the lake Bled in Slovenia, one thing you cannot miss is the famous cream cake of Bled or Kremna Rezina or ‘Kremsnita’. It is a dessert worth its salt & I have had a good share of it, not just at lake Bled, but also when my colleague’s mother used to make & send it for the whole office. What a wonderful thing to be recalled of while writing this post! ❤ So, where was I? Yes, Kremsnita. Do not miss it at any cost. Just now while I was Google-ing the cake’s Slovene name as I had forgotten, I got to know that the most famous one in Bled is from the Park Hotel. So, take your pick.

Only regret – my pictures do not do justice to the beauty this place is.

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I am also currently doing a 30 day series of the pictures I took in Slovenia on my Instagram.

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