Thursday 18 October 2012 - Friday 19 October 2012
Seems the nice city of Ljubljana has a nasty cold bug going around. Linda and I have both seemed to have caught a bit of a cold. I'm sure she gave it to me, she disagrees. Anyway we took a bus north to Lake Bled, Slovenia - to get some rest and shake this bug off. Took an early bus to Bled, about an hour and half trip. Lake Bled is the number one getaway place for Slovenians, a picturesque lake with an island with a church built on it. It seems they love to build churches in the hardest to reach places, on top of mountains or even islands. Seems to me, attendance would be better if they weren't so hard to reach. When we got to Bled we couldn't seem to agree on which way to go to our apartment, Villa Anna. As there were no taxis we went to the closest hotel to ask if they could call one. Villa Anna was only a few blocks from the bus station, the short taxi ride cost an amazing 10 euro. We still need to get better at reading maps! I didn't let it bother me too much as it was nice to get settled in for a little rest. Slovenia is the only country we have visited that has english tv channels (other than BBC & CNN), including Linda's favourite channel, Investigative Discovery. We managed to get out a few times, one for a walk around the lake, a nice 5.5k walk. Because it is off season here it's not too crowded, and the fall colours on the surrounding mountains are quite spectacular. Lake Bled also has a castle high above overlooking the lake, but we are getting all castled out and decided not to climb up to see it. Blame it on the colds or we're maybe getting a bit lazy. We checked out the town a bit and a couple of restaurants. Overall it was very nice couple days here relaxing and sipping on our tea and sucking on Halls cough drops. Good news is we are both feeling a lot better now and looking forward to our last week in Europe.