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Slovenia

Ljubljana, located in central Slovenia, is country’s capital city.  The entire country has a population of only 280,000 and is about the size of Massachusetts. Ljubljana is located at the crossroads of major transport routes between east and west and between northern and southern Europe.  The city may be small, but it chock full of history and charm. Locals say that in the past, people didn’t go to Ljubljana; they went through Ljubljana. Today tourists are increasingly choosing go to Ljubljana and spend some time enjoying the city’s culture.
 
Bled Castle is one of Slovenia’s oldest medieval fortresses. The Castle is perched atop a 130 meter (426 feet) cliff overlooking the emerald green waters of Lake Bled.  It was a top 200 candidate for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The nearly ten centuries old Castle is one of Slovenia’s top tourist attractions. Visiting the Castle and Bled Lake are an easy day trip by train from Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital city.

Bled Island - Tiny Bled Island is Slovenia’s one and only natural island.  The island is situated in the emerald green waters of Bled Lake in northwestern Slovenia near the Austrian border. The lake was formed about 14,000 years ago after the recession of the Bohinj glacier during the last Ice Age. Today's island is the tree covered remains of the Ice Age limestone moraine. The centerpiece of the island is the 15th century Baroque Church of the Assumption , a popular wedding site and tourist destination.
 The lush foliage of Vintgar Gorge stands in stark contrast to the steep ranite walls of the deep narrow cavernous passage. The gorge was created naturally over millions of years as the Radnovna River carved its river-bed in the limestone rock and slowly wore a deep gorge between the cliffs. When it was discovered at the turn of the 19th century, the unyielding forest has grown into a thick ravine that was all but impenetrable. Despite 50 – 100 meter granite cliffs and the raging Radovna River, engineers constructed a 1,600 meter long (about a mile) wooden footpath that enable visitors to safely enjoy the gorge's natural beauty.


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