|Our lovely residence in Bled|
|Town of Bled at the foot of the mountains|
|Pathway around the lake|
|Island in Lake Bled|
There is a lovely pathway around Bled Lake that made for a nice 3 mile long hike. We also took a short drive to Vintgar Gorge. A 1,600 meter (1 mile) long, narrow pathway is flanked by steep, rocky cliffs that range from 160 to 330 feet high. The Radovna River winds through them.
This was our only stop in Slovenia, a short layover before we head into Austria. It is a small country, just over 2 million people, bordered by Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary and a small area along the Adriatic Sea. The mountains and architecture give it an Austrian flavor. In 1991, Slovenia split from Yugoslavia and became independent. It is presently a member of the European Union.