Bled Gorge(ous)

Slovenia is a little hidden gem, and a beautiful haven for an outdoorsy personality. A day trip to Bled is a must, and while you're there, you should also stop by Bled Gorge, or Vintgar Gorge. The roads to get there made no sense to me whatsoever, but there are plenty of marked signs to lead the way. To be honest, if I didn't have my local tour guide friends, I can't be 100% sure I would have gotten there, but never be afraid to get a little lost on vacation!

The wooden bridged trail runs along side the gorge, and ends at the Šum waterfall, the highest in Slovenia. My favorite part: The incredible view of the Alps!

We carried on and made our way to Bled for the remainder of the afternoon, and once again, it's an unbelievable piece of nature. Bled castle is the oldest in Slovenia and you can climb to the top for 8 euro (kids 3,50 euro). DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE CREME CAKE! It's the symbol of Bled, and it's offered at the cafe to the Hotel Park. They were flying out of the kitchen, and when we asked our server how many they sell a day, she told us that on a weekend they can sell up to 3,500 pieces!
Bled Creme Cake Bled Castle

The Church of the Assumption sits on Bled Island in the middle of Lake Bled. Rumor has it that if you get married there, the husband has to carry his new wife up all 99 stone steps of the church.. few men succeed.  
Walk around the lake, and grab yourself a beer to relax by the water.  Slovenia is home to a few Olympic rowing champions, and they have a nice spot that proudly represents them on the lake, as well as floor plaques that have the location and dates of previous Olympic games.. guess which one I found!

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