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SLOVENIA – KNOW WHY LAKE BLED IS SO UNIQUE

There are good reasons why Lake Bled stands for Slovenia as the or the Matterhorn is to Switzerland.

It just stands out from all perspectives, being beautifully cutted into a lake with the only island in Slovenia, kind of painted by any Romantic artist in the last century.

Why this is like a miracle is that from wherever you take a picture, it seems to be a poetic composition, with the church of the Assumption in the island pointing to the skies, along the 6km around the lake.

Even if I was there in December, I learned that it’s possible to swim in the lake during Summertime, as the temperatures rise up to 26 degrees, thanks to a geothermal spring that is at the base of the lake. I can imagine myself going back there just for a dip!

Close by you can also visit the Bled castle, located in a spectactular natural cliff. Even if the interior is not that amazing, still the eagle eye views from there are well worth the walk up there.

Hint: The best is to combine the Bled Castle with Predjama Castle and Postojna Caves (that I describe in a different post), located around 1h by car or make a 1/2 day trip from Ljubljana

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My name is Renato Azambujo. I live currently in Hamburg, but was born and raised in sunny capital of Portugal, Lisbon. I also lived in Switzerland for some years, before settling in Germany for the last years.

I am huge passionate about travel, photographer and a global explorer, always looking to the next destination.

I have so far visited over 70 countries across the 5 continents, because I really love knowing about new places, interact with different cultures and get to know myself better after each journey.

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