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ISBN: 9781520969435
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-04-05
Number of pages: 70
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This is an updated and amended version of the book based on comments from readers and friends. Their feedback has been incorporated into this new version re-launched on 21 May 2017. This is the shortest version of A Firsthand Guide to Bled. Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and Bled is the jewel in its crown. The medieval castle with its Romanesque tower sits high above the turquoise water of Lake Bled. In the lake on the tiny island is the church. Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), it was a place of pilgrimage in the past. Now tourists, are ferried there the colourful flat bottomed pletna boats. Lake Bled is in the spectacular alpine Gorenjska region of Slovenia. This Firsthand Guide (Standard Edition) will take you through the year in Bled. It offers straightforward detailed information for the visitor and independent traveller from arriving by bus to summer and winter highlights. You will get practical information ranging from who to turn to in emergencies through to where to find the best cake shop. And people who live in Bled will give you their insider knowledge on places to go and what to see. You will also get to know about some of the fascinating and beautiful towns and villages nearby, the local food and where to get it, music and sporting highlights of the year and why you should always carry change in your pocket. The author, Davy Sims is a former BBC producer. He has lived in Bled for more than a year over a period of three years. He first visited in 1996 to produce a travel report about Slovenia. While he was there, he rang the Wishing Bell in the church on the island and wished to return – and did many times before his extended stays. He knows where to get the best pizza, the best easy walks and some wonderful people who have become friends.

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