Lake Bled has been lifted straight from a fairy tale, fully living up to its reputation as one of the best tourist attractions in Slovenia.
Ljubljana is the perfect blend of cool and charming. It successfully mixes Central European architecture and horrendous, but somehow endearing ugly, communist apartments blocks, the latter acting as a necessary counterweight to ostentation.
Zagreb is dull and uninspiring. Like a tired, cheap version of Vienna it has pretty buildings aplenty but an anticlimactic scope in its history compared to other, similar cities.
It is very different from the other cities that I have seen so far in the Balkans in that it has an architectural and spiritual affinity with Central Europe. I mean spiritual in the sense of ornate Catholicism but also in the general vibe of the city.
Sure it is pretty and has a stock of buildings of regional importance but there is nothing that hooks the imagination. Like lift music it is both familiar and pleasant but offers little of substance,
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is gorgeous. Even in the rain the lakes have an allure that is equal parts mesmerizing and refreshing.
Split has something for everybody. Whether you are a history buff, a clubbing nut, a top sailor or just really enjoy a nice glass of wine in the sunshine then Split is a decent place to start.
Dubrovnik is exactly what I expected. This is not a compliment. It is expensive, dull and the kind of place that would be much better if nobody else was there.
Mostar is small and only mildly interesting. Even as a civil engineer I am not enthralled enough with Mostar Bridge to want to stay for any length of time, in fact two days were almost too much.
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Travel photos from Vienna, Austria including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the Natural History Museum.