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Wednesday Wanderlust: Slovenia

For this week’s Wednesday Wanderlust, I chose Slovenia.  I feel like Slovenia is one of those countries that just gets overlooked and I find myself drawn more and more towards those kinds of places.

Where exactly is Slovenia?

Slovenia is a relatively small country nestled between Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.  I was oh-so-close last year when I was in both Italy and Croatia.  Oh well.

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Now that you know where Slovenia is, you are probably wondering…what exactly is there to do in Slovenia?

Visit Lake Bled

One of the first pictures I ever saw of Slovenia was of Lake Bled.  That picture alone made me want to go.  Lake Bled is located in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia.  A medieval castle stands on the north side of the lake and the entire lake surrounds an island.

Things to do in Slovenia, Lake Bled, Bled Castle

 Visit the Predjama Castle

The Predjama Castle is nestled into the side of a cliff.  This castle is located in Predjama and is about 10km from Postojna Cave.

Things to do in Slovenia, Predjama Castle

 Visit the Lipica Stud Farm

A great way to see Lipizzaner stallions is at the Lipica Stud Farm.  This is the oldest European stud farm that breeds a single breed of horse and is the original stud farm of the Lipizzaners.  I’m down for anything to do with horses.

Things to do in Slovenia, Lipica Stud Farm

Visit Piran

Piran is in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea.  Everyone that visits Piran loves it and it’s easily probably the favorite of the coastal towns of Slovenia.

Things to do in Slovenia, Piran

Go Hiking in Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park, the only Slovenian National Park, is in the northwest and extends along the Italian border.

Things to do in slovenia, triglav national park

Go Kayaking on the Soca River

Kayaking and rafting on the Soca River is very common and who wouldn’t want to.  I mean, seriously, look at that water.

Things to do in Slovenia, Soca River

Vintgar Gorge

Only 4km from Bled and carved by the Radovna River, this gorge is a must see.

Things to do in Slovenia, Vintgar Gorge

Overall, it looks like Slovenia has a ton of outdoors activities which is right up my alley.

Have you ever visited any of these places?  Have any must see or do things to tell me about in Slovenia?

Ashley is in the process of selling all her things and prepping for long term travel before she leaves for Southeast Asia in November. She writes about prepping, past travel experiences, life in Nashville and future travel plans.

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