Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday Travels: Lake Bled and Postojna Cave

Our time in Slovenia wasn't just limited to seeing its capital city (you can read about our adventures in Ljubljana here); we also explored its beautiful countryside, too (namely its most famous lake and cave). 

Lake Bled, in the northwestern part of the country, is truly stunning: a crystal-clear expanse of water surrounding the fairy tale-esque Bled Island with its beautiful Baroque church.  

We weren't there for long (story of our travel life), but it was a super pleasant way to spend an hour or so, and it's somewhere I'd love to go back to (we didn't get a chance to visit the island itself, so that's something I'd definitely love to do at some point). 

Our other Slovenian adventure was visiting the Postojna Cave, which was...interesting. We're not exactly cave girls ourselves, but it was definitely a unique experience -- it's so incredible what nature is capable of! It was almost like a Disneyland ride: we started off on a little train that brought us to the heart of the cave, then we had some time to explore. At Postojna, they have one section known as the "Concert Hall" that can fit up to 
10, 000 people, and it's a popular venue for symphony orchestras (apparently the accoustics are out-of-this-world). We didn't attend a concert here ourselves though (our musical entertainment at Postojna was limited to "Nothing Compares 2 U" being blasted as the train started chugging off...the things you remember, right?!). 

{Cake break! (Apple, in case you were wondering)}

{Woo! Caves!!!}

{We weren't allowed to take photos in the parts of the cave that were actually photogenic, so here's our one sorry little shot}

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