Venice has always been a dream destination and to finally arrive was slightly surreal. After a stop off at Vallach in Austria en route from Lake Bled, I was ready to be amazed. At first, it felt like I was recalling ‘spoilers’ I’d seen on Google images rather than being there, apart from when I was traipsing my luggage up bridges with steps.View Post
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Showing off Slovenia at it’s best, Lake Bled is difficult to describe as it’s more about how it feels than it looks, or even what you can do here. The picturesque lake is of course the central force, with a backdrop of mountains and historical buildings. Spending three nights here, it was relaxing, joyful and I guess the main buzz word I’d attribute it would be ‘serene’.View Post
Unfortunately I didn’t have time for a three week update, but as I reach the halfway point or ‘four week milestone’ of my journey it feels symbolic, and I have a day on the train to contemplate and sleep. Continuing my extended tour of the Balkans, I’m currently heading to the capital of Slovenia. After some initial worry, the trains seem to be better than expected and I must be re-entering a more affluent part of Europe as the trains have precious air-con.View Post
After booking an extra night in Sofia, it became my longest stay in one location since Norway, the maiden destination of my summer jaunt. I’d heard a lot from fellow inter-railers about how Sofia wasn’t ‘authentic’ and that there ‘wasn’t much to do’. The use of the term ‘authentic’ almost infuriates me. What does that even mean? Sofia is a modern capital, authentically, and there was so much to do it took me three days to do maybe half of it (I ambled in the heat).View Post