When it’s raining in Lake Bohinj

Located in the Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj is the largest lake in Slovenia. Eager for some hardcore hiking, we took a bus to Lake Bohinj, about half an hour away from Bled. Unfortunately, it was raining so we walked around the lake instead. We had a quick toilet break before we hit the trail and funnily enough, I found *someone* next to me when I came out of the stall. Hilarious.

Under the rain and fog, Lake Bohinj looked very mystical. Standing on the dock, we had a 360 degree view of the lake to ourselves. Absolutely gorgeous.

Lake Bohinj on a rainy and foggy day. Much quieter and less touristy compared to Lake Bled.

Lake Bohinj on a rainy and foggy day. Much quieter and less touristy compared to Lake Bled.

We dragged our soaked selves into a lovely restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Despite its location, it was filled with happy hikers and families with young children. A large plate of freshly made pasta is heavenly when you are cold and wet.

The restaurant set within the Bohinj valley of the Julian Alps.

The restaurant set within the Bohinj valley of the Julian Alps.

The rain wasn’t so bad after all because it led us back to Bled where we checked out “the best spa in Bled”. The setting was tranquil and hanging out in the outdoor jacuzzi, we had a beautiful view of the barn and the mountains. We were lucky to be able to get in without booking as the sauna was limited to eight people at any given time. Thus there was a lot of privacy. So much in fact that someone decided to lock the doors on us and we couldn’t get back into the building without running around to the front entrance in our half naked selves. Not to mention that my glasses were half broken because someone stepped onto them coming out of the jacuzzi! But hands down, it was honestly the best spa I’ve ever been to. We were so relaxed that we forgot to take photos.

Dinner was at Mystic Garden, a highly rated restaurant which uses fresh ingredients such as flowers from their own backyard. Dishes we had include preserved garlic soup, trout and the signature cream cake. The chef came out and chatted with us, adding to the service which was already five star. The setting itself was grand!

Dinner Jason style - having the entire restaurant to ourselves.

Dinner Jason style – having the entire restaurant to ourselves.

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