Few months ago, I tell myself to take it easy from traveling. I am in my final year and have traveled quite some places in Europe. But I can only blame Norwegian (my favorite airlines) for sending me newsletter about promotion. Since I like nature, I also add one more tab in my browser to check out Europe’s underrated list of national park. One of them is Triglav, in Slovenia.
I fly to Venice, Italy from Stockholm and because I try as much as I can not to do return trip (to see more), I return from this small town in Croatia called Rijeka. From Marco Polo Airport (Venice), I took a bus to the closest hub, Mestre. Took FlixBus from Mestre to Ljubljana in Slovenia, then once again took local bus from Ljulbjana to Bled, the closest village to Triglav national park. I know it’s not a very practical route, but it is one of the cheapest from Stockholm.
Bled is a very calm and beautiful village. With a nice lake in the middle of the village and a castle in one of its hill, it attracts lot of tourist. But not Rome or Paris lot. I understand why is this place underrated, maybe not many people know about it yet.
Triglav national park’s border is only 15 minutes’ walk from Bled. Though so, the whole is 838 km square and include many summits over 2000 meters tall. The national park website said that Triglav is the only national park in Slovenia. The park also features countless lakes, waterfalls, and my favorite part: clear green river in all part of the national park.
My wife Suci told me this looks like Hallstatt in Austria with less tourists. Bus driver and local tourist may not speak good English, but hotel and restaurant staff does so well. We did not went for long, only 4 days, but we wish that we can stay longer in that place.