Busing around Slovenia
It is much easier to explore Slovenia by bus than by train. The buses are comfortable and cheap, so it is worth your time to explore more than Ljubljana if you visit this fantastic country. This week we traveled by bus to visit the caves at Postojna and the beautiful lakes of Bled and Bohinj in the Julian Alps region. We toured the caves on a partly cloudy day earlier this week, and saved the lakes for yesterday, when the weather forcast called for clear skies. Thankfully, that is exactly what we got…an absolutely perfect 10 spring day, that will go down as one of my favorites of this trip.
We did a three and a half mile walk around Lake Bled, then hiked up the steep hill to the castle, where we feasted on an inexpensive picnic lunch (courtesy of confiscated breakfast leftovers from our hostel…) We then bused another 40 minutes to Bohinj, within the Triglav National Park, where I soaked up some rays along the banks of the lake, staring up at majestic snow capped mountains all around. There are great hiking trails throughout this region, and tons of other water sports and outdoor activities to do here…and buses leave hourly to and from Ljubljana, so there is no excuse not to take a daytrip…you wont regret it, I promise! You can use this handy bus schedule website to plan your travels around Slovenia.
Tomorrow Ill be back on the bus again, off to Piran, on the coast of the Adriatic. I cant wait to see the sea! More from the coast next week…