Slovenia- a country you must put on your bucket-list

Photo of Slovenia- a country you must put on your bucket-list by Sana Mahajan
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Hi guys! This is @sana_mahajan bringing you some tales & insights from Slovenia!

A solo traveler backpacking around Europe for a month with a goal of #25countriesby25. Stay tuned to watch how I explored my twenty-second!

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Whether you’re chasing cultural highs or pursuing nature’s pleasures, or wanting to take off the beaten path, you'll find it here!

In 8 days, this is what my journey looked like: Ljubljana- Bovec- Bled- Bohinj- Vintgar Gorge- Piran- Predjama Castle

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You can visit Slovenia on a Schengen visa & if you've got one, you must! I was welcomed in Ljubljana by the cutest family ever! Piccola, Lisa, Bonnie & Maggi with Thomas.

Travel Tip: If you love a true cultural exchange, you should give Couchsurfing a try. I learned so much about history, culture & cuisine of Slovenia through my host, Thomas.

Photo of Ljubljana, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

The capital city of Slovenia is no less than a little wonderland. You are bound to be spellbound by the city views from the castle & just strolling by the river. There are lots of drool-worthy food festivals to try amazing local cuisine!

Photo of Bovec, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

How could I not retreat to the most beautiful mountains ever! Incredible views and crystal-clean water, sparkling sunshine & green landscape whose tranquillity is perfect inspire you and uplift you.

Photo of Triglav National Park, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

That's one of the most unforgettable backdrops I got clicked in. There are endless marked trails in Triglav National Park & the rest of the Slovenian Alps. Here is a picture with a friend I made on the way! :)

Photo of Bled, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

The iconic & utterly beautiful lake Bled is just about 40 minutes from Ljubljana. Three favorite experiences that make all your wishes come true- walking around Lake Bled, boating & the scrumptious local dessert, Kremsnita!

Photo of Bohinj, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

A small bus ride away from Bled is the beautiful town of Bohinj. A lesser-known paradise which left me awestruck with incredible views & relaxed with an afternoon to nap by the lake Bohinj.

P.S. Don't miss even a single bite of those delicious Kurtos!

Photo of Vintgar, Bled, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

Another day trip from Bled which is an absolute must is to Vintgar Gorge! If you are wondering if you should pay 5 euros for entry when you will come across brilliant views across Slovenia for free? The answer is HELL YESS! The feeling is heavenly & unmatchable!

Photo of Piran, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

One of the loveliest towns anywhere along the Adriatic coast, picturesque Piran. That's my very first drone shot & I couldn't have picked a better landscape for it! What do you think?

Photo of Piran, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

I was drawn to photographs of a turquoise sea and the Venetian-style architecture! (Piran is super close to Italy!) I spent my day meandering in the narrow streets of Tartini Square & it was ideal!

Photo of Predjama Castle, Predjama, Slovenia by Sana Mahajan

The Predjama Castle is a beautiful renaissance castle built in the mouth of a cave. On my way back to Ljubljana, it was an architectural masterpiece I wanted to visit! With tales of some legends, the tour of the castle will be enough to leave you intrigued. The perfect add on is sitting within refreshing blossoms & flowers by the castle!

Soulful, peaceful, beautiful, thrilling & so much more, Slovenia is a country you wouldn't regret putting on top of your bucket-list! Happy traveling! :)