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I cannot even explain how beat I am right now and how much I need to grab some shut eye.
So on that note I'm gonna add the necessary photos to Elisa's column and then come back at you just as soon as I am well rested and refreshed.
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5 Lesser Known Facts about Bled Slovenia
Hey there!! This week is certainly moving along and so too is the time that gets closer to moving out of my house!
I can hardly believe it - I got an accepted offer last night on a home that me and the girls just love and can picture living in!!
It is both exciting and terrifying! I've never bought a home all by myself and let me tell you, there is so much that goes into the process.
Thank the good Lord, I have a wonderful support team of brokers and financial advisors, which I don't know what I would do without!!
The plan is to be in our new home by mid-December! I can tell you that while this house is very charming and has tons of storage space, it will require a bit of renovation to bring it up to date - particularly the bathrooms and the kitchen.
Gianna is stoked that she will have an attic bedroom along with a new bathroom and Kelsey will be on the same floor as "her mom" in a nice airy bedroom! It's really so exciting.
I'll share with you all the details of our work and decorating as we move forward!!
In Travel News...
With Tanya continuing her way through the country of Slovenia, she had the awesome pleasure of visiting Bled and Krvavec yesterday. I know she is going to give you a full written and visual run down of each place, so I thought I would, once again, complement her trip with some facts!
Today, we'll be taking a look at Bled, Slovenia and some lesser known facts about this eastern European town.
5 LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT
1. POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION
Located on Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, the town of Bled is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia, particularly for the glacial Lake Bled in the Julian Alps.
2. BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LANDSCAPE
Bled is situated on the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range near the border with Austria, roughly 30 miles northwest of the state capital Ljubljana.
With dense forested plateaus, the landscape is lovely and picturesque to the south of Lake Bled. The Pokljuka Plateau is located in the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia and known for its forests, mountain pastures, winter sports facilities and is a popular destination for hikers. The Jelovica Plateau, also in the Julian Alps, is overgrown with forested spruce.
3. CASTLE ON A CLIFF
Bled Castle is perhaps the most iconic attraction in the town. Dating back to the 11th century it was the seat of the Bishops of Brixen for 800 years. Comprised of towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering brilliant views, the castle is set atop a steep cliff more than 100m above the lake.
Today it houses a museum collection that traces the lake’s history from earliest times to the development of Bled as a resort in the 19th century.
4. HOME TO ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUBS IN THE WORLD
The Royal Bled Golf Club is surrounded by the awesome mountains and sweeping valleys of the Alps, attracting golf players from all around Europe.
After the First World War, the then Yugoslav King Aleksander Karađorđević chose Bled as his summer residence, and welcoming wealthy guests and nobility from all over Europe. It was in 1937 that the first round of golf was officially played at Bled after the completion of the first nine holes, which marked the birth of golf in the region.
5. HOME TO ONE OF THE OLDEST EUROPEAN PARKS
Triglav National Park is the only national park in Slovenia and is located in the immediate area of Bled and one of the oldest European parks. It covers 4% of the area of Slovenia, and almost the full area of the Julian Alps, and is considered as one of the oldest European parks.
The park gets its name from the highest mountain in Slovenia, Triglav which stands at 2864 meters and is filled with magnificent and rugged landscape inhabited by a rich variety of flora and fauna with numerous rare and protected plant and animal species.
What a heavenly town to put on your travel bucket list!!
See you back tomorrow with yet another Vegan recipe!!