Saturday, 26 March 2016

LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

After my amazing time spent in Italy over the past couple of weeks, it was time to move country, to Slovenia!
We stayed in Bled, right by Lake Bled. A huge beautiful Lake in the northwestern of Slovenia, surrounded my picturesque scenery in the centre of Bled... but it took a LONG train journey to get there.

Lake Bled.

On the Lonely Planet website, Bled is described as "picture perfection" which proved to be true as soon as we arrived. The  sun-bouncing Lake and the medieval castle clinging onto the picture-postcard cliffs surrounding the Lake, everything seemed sublime and relaxing.

My time in Bled was one of my favourite times of the entire interrail trip, it was definitely the most scenic and was amazing to escape the city for a few days.
We explored different areas of Bled including different Lakes.
Canoeing and swimming in a giant Lake enclosed in the wilderness felt so raw and made me truly happy to be there.


During our first day in Bled, we actually took a chair-lift up a mountain in order to go on a slide that takes you down the mountain, I can't recommend doing this enough. As you ride the slide down the mountain you get full scenic views of Bled and can see the Lake ahead of you. Here's a photo I took from the top of the mountain, just before riding the (slightly scary) slide.

Slide down the mountains.

We canoed across Lake Bled which was also amazing, the silence and peacefulness was extremely different to being in the city. We canoed for an hour then got lunch by the Lake.



During our stay in Bled, we stayed in a beautiful apartment with our own double bedroom, en-suite, kitchen, lounge area and balcony overlooking the town of Bled. It was situated just a two minute walk away from the Lake and once again, we used our favourite website to find this apartment, Airbnb.

Lake Bled.

On our second day exploring Slovenia, we took a bus journey up to Lake Bohinj, which dare I say, was even more unreal than Lake Bled.
The Lake was enclosed by picturesque mountains and the water was aqua blue.
We took a picnic with us and ate it right by the Lake, before taking a swim and using the GoPro to get some underwater footage as the water was so crystal clear. Fish were swimming right by us and this was my favourite day in Slovenia.



Lake Bohinj.

After spending a few hours in the glorious sunshine by Lake Bohinj we then took another bus ride up to Vintgar Gorge.
Vintgar Gorge is a 1.6km walkway in which leads you along a trail of wooden bridges to reach the final point of the beautiful walkway, a 13m high waterfall.
The walk along The Vintgar Gorge is covered in waterfalls, pools, rapids and small cliffs. You can instantly feel how clean the air is within Vintgar Gorge as soon as you take in your first breath.
Pictures will never do Vintgar Gorge justice, it is indescribable and you have to see it to believe it.



Vintgar Gorge.

Slovenia and in particular, Bled, is a truly beautiful place to spend a few days. There is so much to do and see and I wish we had longer than 3 days there. You are guaranteed to never get bored of the views and is the perfect place to visit if you want the sunshine and scenery at the same time.

My next post will be on Vienna. 
Thank you for reading!

Monday, 8 February 2016



Tumblr has always been a hobby of mine that I absolutely adore. This particular social media platform provides me with so much inspiration, from places to travel to fashion to wear, and everything in-between.
I post content on Tumblr daily and would love for you all to take a look!



Thursday, 14 January 2016

Isla. Bella Lingerie


Isla. Bella is described a "luxury lingerie accessories brand, embracing femininity on its finest level"... and indeed that is what it is.

The lingerie is packaged beautifully with a minimal, monochromatic aesthetic, enhancing the excitement of what's inside. 

Friday, 8 January 2016

VENICE

I haven't written on my blog in a while, purely because I've been enjoying my time off University over the Christmas break to catch up with friends and see my family, so I said to myself "I'll get back to it in January".
This week I'm going to carry on with writing about my interrailing trip round Europe, and coming up next is Venice!

View from the Venice Clock Tower

For our stay in Venice, we decided on staying in a hotel rather than using Airbnb, however, our hotel was a slightly out of the way (we had to catch a bus to Venice then a 'waterbus' to get right into the centre. In future, I'd definitely recommend staying right in the centre of Venice, catching the last bus back to the hotel at night wasn't exactly great. However, Venice as a whole is absolutely beautiful.


On our first full day we spent hours exploring the city of Venice, walking round in the glorious sunshine and taking in the sights. We took a trip up the Clock Tower (as recommended to do so by my brother), to get a full view of the city.

Getting lost in Venice is very, very easy. Hundreds of little passageways and side streets keep you entertained for hours, filled with restaurants, bars, individual retailers and ice cream parlours, getting bored in Venice just isn't possible.. there's far too much to explore!


It's easy to spend a couple of hours sitting in the busy squares, of which there are many within the city, just 'people watching' and watching street entertainment. Marshall and I spent a while sitting on the ground in the sunshine, snacking on a coconut and being entertained by these giant bubbles... (little kids at heart).

We ate dinner that night by the canal (pizza of course) and listened to a guitarist playing nearby. Dreamy.

The following day we took a trip on a Gondola, it only lasted half an hour, but it was worth it, there's just something nostalgic about gliding round the city on an old rickety boat (although they do make them look as grand as possible by adding in velvet covers for the chairs etc...)


I believe that times like this, taking everything in and just appreciating what you have, are hard to come by, I'll remember this day forever and sharing it with Marshall just made it that little bit extra special!

The remaining duration of our time in Venice was spent exploring museums and art galleries. I highly recommend visiting Doge's Palace, an amazing palace visually and also the experience inside is just as good. It's one of the main landmarks in the city, and rightly so. My favourite part was getting to see the old prison cells and chambers, creepy but interesting and eye-opening.

Inside Doge's Palace

We spent our final afternoon in Venice in one of our favourite restaurants, of course it was Hard Rock Cafe. As always, lovely food and awesome atmosphere. Not to mention the setting outside of the cafe situated at the end of a canal.



In our last few hours in Venice, we sat on the side of the canal admiring the sunset and thinking about the next stage of our interrail journey, taking silly photos of each other and of course doing a little more 'people watching'.

Venice is a beautiful place to visit with a partner, in my opinion it's a place that can put things into perspective for you and allows you to visit a true traditional Italian city, a city that is 'sinking' and has so many historic landmarks to visit.

I plan to visit Venice again within the next couple of years, hopefully during the summer again because the weather was perfect.



The next part of our interrail journey was finally leaving Italy and heading to Lake Bled in Slovenia (one of my favourite places in the world).
However my next blogpost will be a makeup post and my write-up all about Bled will be just after that!

Thank you for reading!



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