Lake Bled: Girl’s Fantasy Camp

Okay ladies-What makes your travel fantasy? For 1000Fights, it’s a vacation without a fight! But if you can’t have a fight free trip, try the next best thing-a real life fairy tale.

1000Fights visited the former Yugoslavia-for most Americans they know very little about this region. What we heard most was “Isn’t there a war going on.” No, that was 20 years ago and the former Yugoslavia is now one of safest places to visit in Europe. If you are looking a fairy tale spot then head to Lake Bled, Slovenia.

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Less than an hour north of the Slovene capital of  Ljubljana, Lake Bled is a glacial lake nestled in the Julian Alps. Affordable (our room was only 89E) and pristine, Lake Bled is the poor man’s Switzerland with better views and less people. The Lake is small. You can walk around it in less than 90 minutes on a beautiful walking path that takes you right to the shore of the lake in places. On our walk, we bought an artist’s rendition of the lake for 5E. Again, cheap!

But what makes Lake Bled a girls fantasy is the surroundings. In the middle of the Lake, is an island topped by a church. Rent a row boat for less than 10E and make your spouse row you across the lake. Once you reach the island, make him carry you up the steps to the church. If your spouse makes the 99 steps, you’ll have a happy marriage. If you don’t, well, you’ll be like 1000 Fights. Ring the bell the church bell and a wish will come true. Guys, if you don’t want row, you can get in an oversized gondola called a plenta and someone will row you along with 10-12 other lazy tourists.

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If the steps, wishing bell, rowing and the Lake aren’t enough to feel like you are a world away, there’s a castle perched on the granite cliffs surrounding the lake. Hike up to Lake Bled Castle or drive and enjoy the oldest castle in Slovenia.

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Top off your visit to Lake Bled with cake! Every princess needs a cake and at Lake Bled you can enjoy the famous kremšnit. The cake has a layer of whipped cream followed by vanilla custard and topped with filo dough. As someone who loves, anything creamy, the cake is worth every calorie. But skip the filo dough on the top.

Lake Bled and Slovenia in general is simply not to be missed.   The are many cheap flights in and out of Ljubljana or there are reasonable international flights into nearby Venice, Italy.  You might want to consider one of many holiday packages that include hotel and airfare.

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6 Responses to Lake Bled: Girl’s Fantasy Camp

  1. Kieu ~ GQ trippin November 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    oOoohhh I’d like to play princess for the day. Especially here in Lake Bled! Beautiful!

  2. Marko November 15, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    This seems like a great trip. What did you like the most in Slovenia?

  3. admin November 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Thanks for the comment Marko. Slovenia has so much to offer. We saw Škocjan Caves and the Lippizanier Stallions. We only spent two days there and wish we would have had more time.

  4. Debbie Beardsley November 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Slovenia and specifically Lake Bled have been on my list for quite awhile. Too long in fact! This looks like an area that was made for me and I can’t wait to go:) Thanks for sharing!

  5. nod 'n' smile December 6, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I didn’t know about Lake Bled before, but this looks dreamy! Adding it to my list!

  6. admin December 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    It is such a special place. Very reasonably priced as well.