Hello, my name is Petra, and I’m a Slovenian content creator, sociologist and licensed local guide for the area of Julian Alps, and the author of Bledoscope that is being created with love since 2017.
Bledoscope explores Bled, an alpine resort in the northwest of Slovenia known mostly for Lake Bled, and nearby places from a local’s perspective. My aim is to help you discover off the beaten paths in the area, find hidden gems that are often passed by and tell local stories.
All places described on this website have been visited by myself, some of them even many, many times! I try to update Bledoscope regularly with new sightseeing and hiking suggestions, as well as interesting articles that might spark your idea on what to do when in Bled.
On Bledoscope, I write about well-known natural and cultural attractions in Bled and nearby villages and towns, as well as encourage you to get off the beaten path: hike to a nearby village, learn something new on your way to the top of the hill from where you will see Lake Bled from above, appreciate the nature around you, look for a geocache, find a perfect spot for taking photos…
Of course Bledoscope also includes practical information that you might find useful when planning your trip.
Since I am also a local guide, I use this website for informing you about by walking tours that I have created by myself. They are aimed at those who love to spend their time in nature and wish to explore my hometown in a more sustainable and creative way.
I moved to Bled when I was 14 years old, which is 21 years ago. At that time Lake Bled was relatively unknown to the wider world. Being a teenage girl who had to leave her friends and a beloved local community behind, I was not very keen on that new hometown of mine. However, after a while, I adapted and started to appreciate the closeness of living near the lake that became my source of inspiration.
After graduating from university, I decided to study and work abroad to broaden my horizon and see how people in other countries live. After studying in Norway (jeg snakker litt norsk) and working in Macedonia, Hungary and Spain, I decided to come back to my home country and settle down in Bled.
Since the time when my idea of creating a local’s guide about Lake Bled turned into reality, I have been rediscovering the beauty of my hometown, often accompanied by my fiance. When being outside with my camera I aim to capture hidden aspects of the place you might be soon visiting and sharing them with you.
I hope to see you in Bled ― se vidimo!