26.3.14

Slovenia: Lake Bled - One Of World Most Beautiful Lakes

Slovenia, August 2013

Bong...bong...bong

The sound of church bell woke me up in the morning. I slowly opened my eyes and stared to the ceiling of my room, trying to remember where I was. Jump out of bed, I slowly walked to the sliding glass door which lead to the balcony. As soon as the door opened, I could feel the cool air brushing across my face. Walked my bare feet on the cold balcony tiles, my eyes widened...I was then mesmerised by the stunning scenery lie in front of me. Clear blue sky and mountain range as a background with a lush hill in the middle of a tranquil lake. To me it's a picture perfect of beautiful Lake Bled.

view from my balcony

the traditional Pletna boat
Lake Bled surrounds Bled island in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. The lake is a mixed of glacial and tectonic origin. The best way to take a tour across the lake is by taking a traditional Pletna boat. The sound of water lapping against the oar and the nature sound of birds chirping, I found it very relaxing. I smiled and put my camera down...I just want to absorb the beauty and enjoy the moment.


each Pletna boat has different names

Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church

stairs to the church
Within 15 minutes of Pletna boat ride, we reached the bottom of staircase which lead to the church. One interesting story that I found about wedding in that island was every groom has to carry his bride to be up the 99 stone stairs and ring the church bell. It is believed will bring good lucks to the couple.
Note to self: lose some weight before your wedding day.....unless you're marrying Hercules :p

According to a legend, the temple of the ancient Slavic goddess Siva, once stood in the place of the present Baroque church. The temples disappeared during battle against the Christians, who destroyed the altar and built a church. Another important part of this church would be the bell. It is said whoever rings the bell will get their wish come true. Can you guess what I was wishing for? :)


I could sit here all day long


the gold plated altar


souvenirs

Pletna boat in Lake Bled

view from the top of Bled castle
Before heading to Postojna Cave for a journey to the centre of the earth, I made another stop at Bled Castle. It's perched on top a steep cliff, 130 metres above the glacial lake Bled. And you know what that means? Yup! Some exercise for my leg and bum while reaching the medieval castle, but the view from the above was worth the climb up though. It was one of most jaw-dropping scenery I've ever seen. The history of the castle reaches back to 1004 when the German Emperor Henry II gave his estate at Bled to Bishop Albuin of Bixen. Bled Castle is the oldest castle in Slovenia and is now arranged as a exhibition area.


beautiful Lake Bled

hi there! :)


good night


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85 comments:

  1. Pertamaax kak deb :D
    email : dederuslan12@gmail.com
    twitter : @catatanruslan

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  2. username : masbene dan email : keybeoms at yahoo dot com :)

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  3. Wow! I could sit in that balcony all day long from breakfast to dinner! :)

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    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by.
      I would do the same! It's just so beautiful and peaceful there :)

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  4. Ya ampun kakaaa...
    Sebulanan yg lalu akoh ngepost foto danau ini di twitter sangkinf cakepnya! Dan kamoh malah kesanaaa... akkkkk...

    The lake, the church, the clear blue sky are so beautiful...and the owner of this blog too! :*

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    1. awww.....thanks ya, Achiedz.
      Tapi beneran danau ini luar biasa indah....pokoknya aku mau honeymoon kesana (kalo udah ketemu soulmate) hihihihi :p

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  5. Halo kak Deb, love all those picts :)))
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  6. anjrittttt ... itu air danau bersih ijo banget, trus gereja nya cakep :-)

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    1. iyah, danaunya bening bangetttt warna ijo emerald gitu :)

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  7. Anonymous27/3/14 07:21

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you're going to
    a famous blogger if you aren't already ;) Cheers!

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  8. Kayaknya tempatnya sepi n terpencil banget.
    Serem juga kalo ke sana sendirian.
    Hehehe....

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    1. ga serem kok, justru rasanya damai banget disana :D

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  9. Seems you are cutting down some fat. Slim! ^_^
    Gorgeous place. Indeed

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    1. tipuan kamera n angle foto itu, Kaaa. Aslinya tambah ndut inih, huhuhu >.<

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  10. Lake Bled ga kalah cantik dengan Danau Toba! Bakalan betah bobo-bobo lucu di pinggir danau seharian, hihi.. :D
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    1. iyah nih, sampe sekarang belum kesampaian mau main2 ke Medan :(

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  11. Anonymous27/3/14 12:52

    OH MY GOD, Kereeeennn bangeeett Tuhaaan.. pinter banget ambil gambarnya ih. ka Debz ini selalu -____-

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    1. ini sih emang tempatnya yang photogenic. Ambil foto sambil merem pun hasilnya bagus, hihihi

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    2. Pemandangan danau , gereja sangat luar biasa juga teknik photography yang bagus !!
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  12. gk pernah bosen deb, liat hasil foto lho,,keren2 semua, bikin ngiri
    tuh tempatya kyya tenang bgt ya, bagus tuh buat berdua aja...
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    1. thanks ya, Agung. Asli tempatnya memang cakep banget :)

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  13. Huuaaa... keren bgt Mba Debz tempatnya! Asli iri bgt, hahaha... Udara bersih, pemandangan memukau dan cerita ttg gereja cantik, bnr2 vacation impian. Thank you for share Mba! Wish i can fly to Slovenia someday...
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    1. Moga2 bisa jalan ke Lake Bled juga ya, Retno :)

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  14. To me, it's like a little charming fairy-tale town. You captured so well the landscape and the lake xx :)

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    1. Yes, I agree with you, Agness. It's really like a fairy tale town. Thank you :)

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  15. joojuunii27/3/14 16:13

    Pemandangannya kayak kartu pos. Rasanya menenangkan. Yang paling lucu pas baris dimana dibilang pengantin pria harus menggendong mempelainya dan membunyikan bel. Mampus tuh kalau yang cewek berat. Hehehe...
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    1. gendong si pengantin cewe melewati 99 anak tangga, woooh...kayaknya mesti latihan angkat beban dulu berbulan-bulan sebelum hari H ya, hihihihi :p

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  16. Astaga... kamu kerja apa sih kok bs jln2 mulu setahun berkali2 hahaha IRIIII.... Ini kedua kalinya mampir di blogmu n ga bs brenti bacain crta2 plus liatin foto2nya. Aku jg follow instagram kamu jdnya gara2 foto2nya kece bgt. Duhhh kl anak kantoran gmn ya caranya bs kabur sebulan gt utk keliling Eropa hahaha... Btw salam kenal ya :)

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    1. Salam kenal juga, Adino. Thanks udah follow :)
      Uhmm...kerja kantoran emang agak tricky kalo mau traveling jangka waktu lama ya. Beberapa temenku belain resign kantor supaya bisa traveling tanpa waktu terbatas, hihihi.

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    2. Waduhhh kl resign ntar ga ada dana buat travelling lg dong hahaha... Keep posting tempat2 indah ya Deb, ditunggu bgt crta2 selanjutnya...

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    3. ehh....maksudnya mereka udah menimbun uang dulu sebelum resign. Karena emang udah plan pengen traveling jangka lama :D

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  17. Wah kalau gitu ntar abis married aku ajak dia ah naik tangga skalian bakar kalori kak hahaha. Oh ya itu di danau blh berendem kak?
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    1. uhuyyy....cocok banget buat honeymoon nih. Boleh berenang ama bisa sewa kapal kecil juga buat berdua. Makin romantis, kan? :D

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  18. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa view dari Balcony nya ciaamikkk banget *duh tahun berapa sih ini? gue masih aja pake kata ciamik*

    tekmiderr *ketularan hana*

    keyeeen Cidebbb :D

    aku mau tiket Disneyland aja Ci

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    1. hahahaha....kamuh kok jadi ter-Hasanah sihhh
      Lho, bukannya kemaren baru dari Disneyland kannn :D

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  19. Fikri Wicaksana28/3/14 02:53

    Gak sia sia begadang pagi ini, semoga nembus :D
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    @fikri_wicak

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  20. Kerennn ....entah kapan aku bisa jalan-jalan seperti ini...aaarrrgggghhhh *lia kerjaan di atas meja kantor

    btw, this is my twitter : @rin_mizsipoel
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    1. smoga cepet beres kerjaannya ya, biar bisa jalan2 *puk puk* :p

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  21. Cici Debzzz, Aduh itu jepretan Cici selalu halus, manis (emang gula?) Iya tapi aku suka aja gitu. Hahaha, Cici juga beruntung sekali waktu di sana dapat cuaca sebiru dan secerah itu ya. Danaunya jernih sekali sampai bikin nggak tahan buat nyebur euy. Tapi tempat ini memang romantis banget ya Ci. Aduuuhhhh duuhhh. Cepat-cepatlah bertemu dengan soulmate mu Ci biar ada Slovenia Lake Chapter 2 xD
    Terima kasih sudah posting cerita tentang tempat cantik ini ya Ci. Kutunggu cerita-cerita cantikmu berikutnya ;)
    @satsatwinnie / satyasidabutar@gmail.com

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    1. awww.....makasih aku dibilang manis kayak gula. Eh, salah baca ya? hihihi :p
      Iyah, cuacanya pas cerah banget tapi adem...sukaaaa. Tungguin chapter 2 ya, mau pesen soulmate dulu di online shop, wakakaka >.<

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  22. What an amazing place! Always wanted to go to Lake Bled, it's high up on my list. Looking how serene it is on your pictures just makes me wanna go there soon!

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    1. Please take meeee.....I'd really love to re-visit Lake Bled

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  23. Tulisannya bikin pengen ke Slovenia deh.

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    1. Kak Mindoel kan enak ga usah apply visa schengen lagi. Kalo aku pasti udah jabanin semua negara di Eropa dech, pengennn :)

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  24. Oh dearest Lord, I wanna be there in Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church.
    That kind of place will never fail to make me, time by time, fall in love with You!
    Lucky you, Cici Debbzie! Keep spirit!
    @uopoiki (yukarti@gmail.com)

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  25. Viewnya kerennnn BGT TOP
    @kimnoen
    ainunisnaeni@yahoo.co.id

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  26. The place is really gorgeous, ci Debzz! And that view of the lake, the hills, the mountains is such a beauty!

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    1. indeed! any plans to visit lake Bled for honeymoon? hihihi :p

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  27. Honestly i don't even know where to find slovenia on the map... aku ketiduran melulu pas pelajaran geografi hahahaaa...
    tapi bagus banget, enaknya tuh menghabiskan masa tua dengan view kayak gitu ya.

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    1. ohhh sama kita berarti, aku peta buta Indonesia aja dapet nilai jelek mulu >.<

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  28. It's definitely a great place! Love all the scenery <3

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. the scenery is absolutely breathtaking there :)

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  29. Ah, luckily. It's not too late! *cheers*, starving for that souvenirs (아이구...) *sigh
    Awesome! Journey to the centre of the earth, berasa film gimanaa gitu kak :D
    Aduh, masih lama yaa buat traveling kayak gitu. Nabung dari sekarang deh biar pertengahan kuliah bisa backpack kesana sama temen - temen :D
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    1. ayooo, semangat nabung biar bisa kunjungi tempat2 impian ya :D

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    2. Iyaa harus nih kak pokoknya dari sekarang hunting tempat, buat itinerary kecil - kecilan sama nabung. Fighting!
      Kakak rencananya mau kemana lagi?

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  30. Setelah mengamati foto -fotonya mba' yang mana ada danau diperbukitan dan sebuah pulau ditengah danau, saya harus bilang kalau Lake Bled memliki kemiripan dengan Telaga Sarangan.
    http://bit.ly/1fJMQiJ

    Pengen banget menangin giveawaynya
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    1. Ah yaaa, Telaga Sarangan itu tempat libur favorit pas aku kecil. Sering banget nginep disana pas weekend trus keliling danau naik kuda. Sekarang apa masih sebagus dulu ya? udah lama ga kesana

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  31. That balcony!! It must have turned even the grumpiest chap into a darling or the most boring fellow into a poet!

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    1. Yes, indeed! I was suddenly being romantic and waiting my knight in shining armor *mulai lebay* :p

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  32. Keren pake banget. Pengin naik kapalnya itu mbak :)
    Ikutan ah
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    1. Yukkk....sini ikut naik kapal, masih kosong lho :D

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  33. View from balkonnya persis seperti view film Frozen... Ahh jadi bayangin jadi pangeran di suatu negara kecil di Eropa, trus bercocok tanam, bikin wine *malah jadi petani* hehehe
    Ikut test keberuntungan ya Deb hihi
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    1. Aminnn....semoga kesampaian impianmu jadi pangeran ya, Lim :D

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  34. Lebih mau souvenir dr Slovenia itu hihihi, buat freegiveaway. Cute2! Tp dr Hongkong juga okelah (^o^)/


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    1. aku terbuai ama pemandangan disana sampe lupa belanja souvenir, padahal suka koleksi T_T

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  35. Jleb jleb jleb..
    *mangapseharian
    Uuhhhhhh... Love!

    @dionbernabeu

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    1. Happp....jangan mangap terus ntar kemasukan lalat, hihihi :p

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  36. Makasih mba debb,,,,, ditunggu kiriman nya heheee

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  37. Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Oh wow I love your pictures! I was there just two weeks ago and totally agree! It's the perfect hideaway. We also were lucky to capture some beautiful morning moments when the lake really was like a mirror --> http://www.travelita.ch/bled-ein-juwel-in-slowenien/ it's in german but I hope you like the pictures :)

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  39. Danke, Anita :D
    I also love your pictures, they are really beautiful!

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  40. Tempatnya cozy banget. Gue betah deh duduk di situ sambil ngelamun seharian :3

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    1. aku juga betaaaaah disana, udara segar plus pemandangan cantik :D

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  41. Slovenia keren bingitsss...ngeliat foto2nya jadi ngiler..lucky you mba!

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    1. I'm blessed :)
      Slovenia memang cantik banget dan banyak tempat menarik yang bisa dieksplorasi lho :D

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