Giudecca, Venice

Giudecca Venice’s central islands are the uncontested main attraction to visitors in the Venetian lagoon. Giudecca is a smaller, predominantly residential island in the sestiere (borough) directly south of the central islands and much quieter for it. In ancient times, the island was known as the Spinalunga, or Long Thorn, perhaps for its curved sickle like […]


lucent imageryMarch 9, 2014 - 6:25 am

Oh those gardens! I just adore greenery growing up buildings too. I’ll be adding this to my list! And your outfit is gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog so I could find yours.

SherMarch 10, 2014 - 12:42 am

It’s definitely worth the visit! I’m a sucker for old stone and greenery too :)

Arriving to Venice via Water Taxi

  Smooth Sailing After Rome, we made a last pit stop to Venice. The “city” is really a collection of 118 islands and must be navigated via water taxi, which is a really unique experience. It was fun taking water taxis to and from the various islands during my short stay but it’s definitely a […]


Giudecca, Venice » Sher She GoesAugust 19, 2013 - 8:02 am

[…] went exploring around the Bauer Palladio hotel and gardens, which is a direct water taxi ride from the south bank of central Venice. The hotel is located in a stately older mansion with […]

Slovenia’s Postojna Cave

While in Slovenia, I took a detour to visit the Postojna Cave, a long underground karst cave system near the town of Postojna. The caves were formed by the Pivka River and feature different “rooms” of sorts with various rock formations. In one, the room looks like the ceiling has millions of splinters while another […]


[…] came from Croatia’s Adriatic coastline and journeyed north into Slovenia. My first pit stop was the karst caves at Postojna, Slovenia’s biggest underground attraction and the largest underground caves in Europe. […]

[…] Melodramatic underground tunnels, prehistoric human remains and dizzying bridges make the Skocjan caves a must see. Also worth seeing are the Postojna Caves. […]

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[…] is another great place to visit very close to the Predjamski Grad. Postojna Cave is located only 9 kilometres from Predjama Castle and it’s considered as the best place to […]

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Bled Island, Slovenia

Slovenia’s Fairy Tale Isle Lake Bled has a small, tear shaped island reachable only by man-powered rowboats, or pletna. The journey to Bled Island is great not only to experience the leisurely lake ride but also to visit the Church of the Assumption! The current baroque church dates from 1698 and features frescoes of life […]


[…] For more on Slovenia’s food, check out my stop at Zvezda Bistro. To check out the Slovenian outdoors and nearby day trips, see my posts Bled Castle and Bled Island. […]

SusanAugust 16, 2013 - 11:18 am

oh my goodness! Slovenia looks absolutely magical! I saw your link for tips for Montenegro on lonely planet and I am so happy to have clicked it. I think I need to begin looking into visiting Slovenia. + the story about an excavated gothic temple honoring a goddess! ah! love it.

SherAugust 16, 2013 - 11:59 pm

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you like the pictures and I definitely recommend Slovenia – its so picturesque :)

[…] Bled Island, Slovenia […]

[…] Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most iconic tourist draw with a picture perfect castle, church and lake. […]

[…] e) Bled Island: a tiny tear shaped island in the middle of the lake, reachable only by row boat or gondola. Make sure you check out the church and walk up on the south side of the staircase – you’ll know it by the crazy number of steps! […]

[…] Rowing Up to Fairy Tale Bled Island […]

[…] Rowing Up to Fairy Tale Bled Island […]

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia is a hidden gem in the Balkan region. The city is a close bus ride away from where I stayed at Lake Bled and makes for a relaxed day trip (or vice versa). Slovenia’s capital city is actually small enough to be explored entirely on foot in a couple hours. The University of Ljubljana is […]


[…] check out my complete post on the Postojna Caves here. After the day trip, I headed onward to Ljubljana and Lake […]

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