jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 73 [12 Apr 09] – Bled

Posted in Bled by jn82 on April 12, 2009

After an insane 12 hour sleep, I finally got up around 12.30pm. Was not really that tired, just feeling extremely lazy in the morning when I did get up at 7.45am and just decided to go back to bed. We headed down to the lake, where we had lunch at Oštarija Peglez”n, a place recommended by the hostel lady, where there was a pretty good selection of Italian, Mexican and local choices.

Beef broth with noodles, a popular Slovenian soup.

The usual Italian tagliattelle with seafood I enjoy.

As we finished lunch pretty late around 2.30pm, there was not much we could really do for the remainder of the day. As it was also a public holiday, Bled was infested with tourists from other parts of Slovenia and Italy. All the row boats from the shore of the lake to Bled island were taken up, so we decided to go for a hike to the peak of Mala Osojnica, a 685m high hill where we could get a very good view of the lake and the alps. To get to the base of the hill, we would just continue walking along the edge of Lake Bled.

Church of the Assumption on Bled Island, Bled Castle and Julian Alps.

After 40 minutes or so of an uphill hike, we got to the top of Mala Osojnica. The view of everything below was really amazing, and really worth the hike up.

View of Bled from Mala Osojnica.

After coming down from the hill, we headed back to the hostel once again along the edge of the lake. Perhaps if we have some time tomorrow we will then attempt to row a boat across to the island to see the church.

Church of the Assumption.

Just before getting to the hostel, we stopped at another place recommended by the hostel lady, to try Originalna beljska kremna rezina (Original Bled cream cake). The cake is just a couple of layers of cream and sandwiched with thin pastry, very nice!

Originalna beljska kremna rezina (Original Bled cream cake).

Today’s pictures here.

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