Incredible, wonderful…! All the adjectives are few to describe the beauty of the lake Bohinj and the Julian Alps! Last Thursday I took the bus from Ljubljana to Bohinjska Bistrica and I spent two days there and I visited The Triglav National Park.
When you arrive to Slovenia, the first thing you see is Slovenia’s flag. There are flags everywhere; you see the colours: white, blue and red and in the coat of arms you could see three stars, the Adriatic sea and the Triglav mountain. If there is a symbol in Slovenia this is Triglav (2,864 metres) and Slovenian people told me that you aren’t a “true Slovenian” until you climb the Triglav mountain. Last Friday I saw Triglav from Bohinj Lake; I think I’m going to learn to climb and the next time I come back to Slovenia I could try to reach the top.
And what can I say about Lake Bohinj? It is the largest lake in Slovenia (maximum length 4,2 kilometres, maximum width 1 kilometre), its primary inflow is the Savica River (I recommend going to see the Savica waterfall, even when you have to climb more than 500 steps) and its primary outflow is the Sava Bohinjka.
This is the environment where I was last week: mountains, lake, rivers, forest… pure nature! And when is the best moment to go there? In summer you can enjoy walking, rowing in the lake, riding horses … In spring and autumn you see the different colours of the nature, climbing, hiking…And in winter, skiing is possible in different ski centres like Vogel or Kobla.
What is the best place for accommodation in Bohinj? There aren’t any doubts: the five star Bohinj Park EKO Hotel. This new hotel offers to their guests all they need: different kind of rooms (presidential suite, business suites, family suites, standard rooms…). All rooms with warm natural materials and high standard equipment offer a magnificent view towards Julian Alps. The hotel provides 8 different sized conference halls. Restaurant offers a pleasant ambient in selected natural materials, diverse and excellent cuisine and fast room-service. Guests can choose from authentic home meals, international cuisine, vegetarian and diet offer. The hotel has its own bowling area with 5 professional bowling lanes. Park Hotel is connected with Aquapark by an underground corridor and thus offers a unique water experience: swimming pools, saunas, fitness, wellness… What more can you request?
I want to highlight one thing about the hotel. Bohinj Park EKO Hotel is one of the most advanced ecological constructions in Europe. They use a system which consumes less energy. They recycle water; they spend less electric energy with Led technology; walls are very well isolated. When you remove your card from its dock a system activates a time delay before disabling. On every window there is a sensor, which shuts down the air-conditioning after a certain amount of time. Computer system regulates climate conditions in the room; it adapts to the outdoor climate as well (temperature, moisture, sun, part of the day ...) and makes optimal living conditions. It’s essential that we take care of our environment; if not, will new generations enjoy the nature?
So if you had read the blog, and you would like to discover the beautiful Slovenian nature, it’s the moment to go to Bohinj! I invite you to go. When? Right now! Prepare your ski equipment because it's starting to snow in the mountains.
PS: I prepared some Spanish recipes for the employees of the hotel. Here is an advice on how to prepare famous paella:
Ingredients for 6 people:
7 cups of rice (cup coffee)
3 cloves of garlic.
3 ripe red tomatoes.
1 / 2 cup olive oil.
1 / 2 rabbit or 1 / 2 sliced chicken.
150 grams of cooked peas.
6 small lobsters
6 king prawns.
150 grams of sliced squid.
250 grams of mussels.
250 grams of clams.
Condiment saffron yellow.
Place a paella pan on the fire and add the oil. When the oil it will be hot add grated tomatoes and minced garlic.Then lay the pieces of meat and fry them lightly. Then add the rice and mix well with a wooden spoon, then add the peas, squid, mix again and add water (twice that of rice), add the salt and saffron and let high heat for 5 minutes. After this time, lower the heat and keep cooking for another 15 minutes. When you still have some souo, add clams and mussels, cooked in advance and place the prawns and lobsters decorating over rice.
When the rice is just right, remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes and serve in the same paella.
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