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 […]

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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 […]

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[…] 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. […]

[…] more About Slovenia’s Postojna Cave […]

[…] 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 […]

[…] Stalagmites & Stalactites in Slovenia’s Postojna Caves […]

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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 […]

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[…] 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 […]

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

[…] capital city is big enough to be interesting and lively yet small enough to walk on foot in an […]

[…] 24 Hours in Slovenia’s Capital of Ljubljana […]

Bled Castle, Slovenia

My first stop in Slovenia was to the picturesque town of Bled. The town is incredibly beautiful and great for nature lovers, as its situated on the eastern side of Lake Bled and the main access point for Triglav National Park. I stayed at Hotel Jelovica Bled and was fortunate to get a great double […]

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[…] check out the Slovenian outdoors, see my posts here and here on Bled Castle and Bled […]

[…] of love and fertility, Ziva. Local legend holds that a young widow in mourning lived at nearby Bled Castle and gathered all her gold and silver to cast a bell for Bled Island’s chapel. However, while […]

JoyceNovember 3, 2014 - 9:50 am

That first photo is breathtaking. The clouds hit the mountains so perfectly!

SherNovember 3, 2014 - 11:15 am

Thanks Joyce!

CathyNovember 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Beautiful photos, I love the duck!

SherNovember 23, 2015 - 9:43 am

Thanks Cathy!

alexa meislerDecember 1, 2015 - 11:26 am

Yes please! Looks beautiful! How long did you spend in Bled (or would you recommend staying)?

MenorcaDecember 1, 2015 - 11:38 am

fABULOUS! I’ve seen Lake Bled mentioned in several bucket lists..need to go there myself too!

TianaDecember 1, 2015 - 11:58 am

Wow, what a beautiful place!

SherDecember 1, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Yes! There’s a reason why it’s getting popular now – definitely a hidden gem Menorca :)

SherDecember 1, 2015 - 5:23 pm

I stayed in Bled for 3 days, 2 nights. There’s essentially only the castle and then the island church to visit, so it could be crammed into 1 full day. The scenery and atmosphere is beautiful so 2 days is preferable. There’s really not much else in the area, just some small stores and restaurants, so i think more than 3 days would be a bit too much. Hope that helps Alexa!

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

[…] d) Bled Castle: this medieval fortress is a real delight, as its perched high on top of a steep cliff 100m above the lake. There are towers, ramparts, moats and a large terrace granting magnificent views. Don’t miss! […]

[…] Bled Castle: this medieval fortress is a real delight, as its perched high on top of a steep cliff 100m above the lake. There are towers, ramparts, moats and a large terrace granting magnificent views. Don’t miss! […]

[…] Check availability here or read more about my experience here. […]