Lake Bled – 1

Visit the only real island in Slovenia,” said the tourist information brochure, “and ring the wishing bell in the church”. Like kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland, it sounded very touristy, but was something that a visitor just has to do.

The island in question, Blejski Otok, is in Lake Bled. The forested slopes around the lake and the Karavanke Mountains serve as the background to this heavenly spot. On the island is the Church of the Assumption, where there has been a wishing bell since 1534.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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