“Travels to a Different Time” : 8August1974: Ljubljana and Bohinj, Yugoslavia: Clean Buses and a Dip in the Lake Surrounded by the Julian Alps

After a late night woke up at 13:00! I made a massive farewell meal of 6 eggs, bread, cheese, cherry juice and an apple. Paid my bill and off on the bus to the bus terminal. Twenty minutes later on the bus to Bohinj. The buses in Slovenia are modern and they don’t stink like all the other buses in Yugoslavia. They are clean and have big windows. We stopped at Bled before reaching Bohinj. I found some camping near Lake Bohinj and set up tent. There is a hotel nearby with a dock so after picking up some groceries had a dip in the chilly alpine water.  What a beautiful town with its quaint Alpine architecture surrounded by the snow-clad Julian Alps. The lake was as clear as a mirror and still. I feel like I am back in Vermont on Lake Champlain. Dinner was a can of peas, bread and cheese and a Deit which is flavoured sparkling water. I went to a nearby restaurant for a beer and to work on my final itinerary. If all goes well I will be leaving for home from Germany on August 22.

(Photo Turizm Bohinj)

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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