It was Tim’s school holidays last week and we headed for a long weekend with some friends to the Julian Alps in Slovenia for some skiing (or hot chocolate drinking on my part), relaxation and fresh air.
On the drive up to the place we were staying we stopped at Lake Bled. This is a beautiful clear lake that caters well to tourism by having a picturesque castle to photograph on top of a mountain and a traditional cream cake as well as very relaxed swans which were walking around and caused cars to change their path rather than disturb them.
The next day I woke up early to capture the perfectly white and quiet world that was outside. Is there anything like being surrounded by the magic of nature?
We then headed up to a ski resort near Lake Bohinj. Our friends went skiing while Tim and I enjoyed hot chocolate, chatting and beautiful views from the top of a mountain.
There was also some general relaxing, driving around, oohin and aahing over views. I had been a bit worried that when eating out that there wouldn’t be anything for me to eat and although the food was simple I never went hungry – boiled potatoes with cottage cheese (much drier than the shop variety), asparagus with gorgonzola, local pastries, strud’l.
Slovenia had never been big on my radar but I have to say the country has blown me away and I am keen to head back.We are in fact heading to a different part of the country this weekend for Tim’s birthday! It is super handy that it is literally 20 minutes drive from us to the border so I can imagine many more trips happening soon. As a bonus I definitely have pictures sorted for Christmas cards sorted for this year!