jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 72 [11 Apr 09] – Ljubljana to Bled

Posted in Bled, Ljubljana by jn82 on April 12, 2009

After a night of watching multiple episodes of downloaded CSI Las Vegas, I woke up pretty well rested. Had breakfast at the hostel, lazed around for a bit and then checked out of the hostel. As the train to Lesce I intended to catch was only at 3.25pm, we had some more time to spend in the Ljubljana, so we decided to head to the old city once more to walk around a bit. Being Saturday today, the entire old city was bustling with people, mainly there to walk around the weekend markets around the area from of the Triple Bridge northwards along the river to the Dragon Bridge. I was pretty lazy and did not take any pictures, also because it was pretty normal like your typical weekend market scenario with stall holders selling anything from touristy souveniers, cheap clothing, fresh food and flowers. With the weather also being warm and sunny, it was really what you would expect as a nice spring day in Ljubljana.

Once again at Prešernov trg.

After lunch at the same place as yesterday, we headed back to the hostel to chill out and go online for a bit, following which we headed to the train station around 3pm to catch the Euro-city 210 for the 45 minute ride to Lesce, the nearest train station to Bled. Upon reaching Lesce at one or two minutes after the scheduled 4.10pm, I realised that the only bus that was scheduled to bring people to Bled was scheduled to have left at 4.10pm! We thought (and hoped) that the next bus was at 5.10pm, so an hours wait would not be that bad. 5.10pm came and gone, and only then did I realise that the 5.10pm bus ran from June – August (the peak months), as I had earlier suspected but tried not to believe. So we ended up waiting till 6.08pm before the bus finally arrived to bring us on our 10 minute or so bus ride into Bled. Two hours at a bus stop under the hot sun must be a new record wait at a bus stop. Getting into Bled, it was a short stroll to the hostel, which is pretty nice and has a free use washing machine, but no internet facilities at all.

Dinner was nearby at this place which served traditional Slovenian food, Costilna Murka. Food was pretty okay, and the price was reasonable.

Telečja obara z drobnjakovimi žličniki: Veal stew with chive dumplings.

Svinjski medaljoni z jurcki in prazenim krompirjem: Pork medallions with boletus mushrooms and roasted potatoes.

Today’s pictures here.

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