As you already know, Slovenia is a next hot traveling destination. There you might find many lakes, and today, I took my darling to a little romantic escape from a chaotic week – on our romantic getaway in Bled. However, he was very busy and stressed lately so we went for a walk around lake Bled. It looks like lakes will be always our thing… 🙂 Nature is good for calming the thoughts of the active mind and because he was sitting behind the computer all week long, an easy walk couldn’t hurt.
The lake is quite small, and it was fun to watch ducks bathing when we passed them by. I just love to see how water runs down from the feathers in a second they pop up on the surface. This is especially convenient when the warm sun hides behind the clouds.
Autumn Has Its Charm
There is something special about every season. Every season you can have a different date. Romantic getaway in Bled this time was in autumn. It’s just that autumn incorporates a temporary regret as my favorite part of the year is parting. In a way, it’s similar to a goodbye from a dear friend, when you know you will see each other but there is no fun in leaving. When warm evenings turn out cold, the discomfort is my frequent companion. Though in autumn quite a few delightful changes take place, one of them is the cycle of ever-changing yellow-red-brown shades, and when the sun lights up those colors we both like it the most.
Bled is a Well-known Tourist Attraction
Bled enchanted me due to the small island in the middle of the lake and the forest around it. However, it didn’t meet our expectations. We were aware that Bled is a big touristic attraction, so we were hoping to be able to walk through the neatly organized park, which borders the wilderness. In a tiny proportion that was realized. We also got familiar with some interesting villas that were built a long time ago. If there were more of these luxury villas, which were built at the end of the 19th century in the Art Nuevo style, everything would be nicer. However, socialistic buildings left us apathetic.
Bled’s Famous Cream Cake
How else can be a romantic getaway in Bled successful, if not with some sweet addition? Otherwise, Bled is famous for the creamy dessert you find everywhere in Slovenia. However, the best one is supposed to be from here, where it originates. We tried a few cream cakes, but the best we tried was from Gostilna Jakse “Blejska kremna rezina” or Bled Cream Cake enchanted the coffee time and gave us a kick to go up the nearby hill to get some outdoorsy feel. Views from up there improved the first impression, but we still weren’t pleased.
Romantic Getaway in Bled with a Bonus – Vintgar Gorge
As has been noted, that day was simply too beautiful to visit only Bled. That is why we started researching for hidden jewels that are still conveniently close by. We were very pleased to find out that only three miles away there is Vintgar gorge. And this is how our romantic getaway in Bled got a special bonus – Vintgar gorge. What impressed us the most was the fact, that the gorge is transient only on the secured wooden path. As you walk along with it, you can safely observe rapids and pools and when we reached the end of the platform we were rewarded with a waterfall. To soak in all the beauty of the gorge took us about an hour or so.
The image of Vintgar is dramatically changing thanks to the steep depths and vertical walls for every turn where the river carved its way over the years. It’s amazing that you can see the power of nature in a divided forest, which hugs the Vintgar gorge on each side.
Restaurant Vila Podvin
We celebrated the splendid romantic getaway in Bled with lunch at Vila Podvin and the miles we walked through also took their toll. Talking about the wonderful Vintgar gorge, we found a comparison with Villa Podvin. At Vintgar, water brought the energy that was needed to create something beautiful. In Vila Podvin, the energy is provided by the charismatic chef Uros Stefelin.
He’s committed to exploring the local tradition and he’s like a river that carves its way into the community which he is an important part of. Genuineness can be found even in his dishes, which are modern versions of the meals that forefathers once ate. How can you better finish your romantic getaway in Bled, than with an authentic Slovenian cuisine!