while in slovenia, i wanted a hike! it didn’t have to be a big one, but i definitely wanted to be immersed in the nature of the area and see something cool. enter vintgar gorge, on the southeastern edge of the triglavski national park, where the julian alps are also found.
from bled jezero station, we took a train one stop north to podhom (5 min), and walked for about fifteen minutes through a nice little village, the kind where everyone says dober dan to each other.
vintgar gorge for nature and water lovers, is stunning. it’s also easy to get to and doesn’t involve a day-long time commitment. one of my favorite bled experiences!
and the pleasant walk back to the train station, soaking up pure slovenian countryside.
and that’s all i have to say about slovenia! besides that a visit to this country definitely merits more than a couple days. i mean, i was there for a week and i didn’t even delve into the eastern part of the country at all. most people pass through for a day or two when traveling to croatia, but there’s a lot to see and explore in this little country that is quite different from it’s fellow ex-yugo neighbors.
if you go by rail like i did, you will be treated to one of the most scenic and picturesque journeys i’ve ever been on. the views in austria between salzburg and villach (traveling straight southwards through the country) are breathtaking. (remember, austria is magic) it’ll be hard to concentrate on your tv show or book when you start noticing waterfalls and alpine vistas.
i hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse over the past couple of weeks. if you go, have a cockta for me.
linking up today with the #sundaytraveler gang. happy travels!