It’s been a while since I travel alone, more than a year I think. I kinda miss it, so here I am, at florence bus terminal in Praha, about to embark on my new escapade! I’m going to Croatia and then Slovenia.
I’m taking Flixbus that departs at 7:30am to Vienna Edberg. I prefer Flixbus among other bus companies because it has more room for your legs, well, I’m not tall but I get uncomfortable with small space like the Student Agency Bus, another advantage of this bus is the price, it’s a lot cheaper compare to others.
After 3 hours waiting in Vienna bus station, I took the bus headed to Zagreb, Croatia.
When I arrived in the border control, bus passengers are asked to get off and show their passport in the immigration office. There is also a second border control whereas the immigration officer will go inside the bus and individually check everyone’s passport or identify card.
I arrived 30 minutes late due to the traffic in the city.
If you do not have kuna (croatian currency) don’t worry, there are several ATM within the terminal premises, there are couple of restaurants and mini shops as well. Across the bus terminal is a bus station. My accommodation is at Hostel Bureau, 1.6km away from the terminal. I chose to walk to save money and it’s also my other way of touring the area.
I passed by several interesting buildings on the way to the hostel. It’s actually close to the city center, and is accessible via buses and trams. There are many restaurants and shops nearby too.
I love my room, there’s a strong wi-fi connection everywhere. The room has lockers for free for every occupant. The shower and the toilet areas are also very clean.
Now, It’s rest time!
I estimated my time of departure very wrong! My bus departing for Plitvice lakes was 6:30 am but in my head it’s 7:30 am, so I had to run with all I can to catch my bus. I left my baggage in the locker area.
Now, I will enjoy the view along the road!
I arrived 8:50 and it’s raining. I bought a ticket which cost 110 kuna for adults. Other tickets can also be bought for group of 15 with discounts and a discount for student too. Just check their website. The price includes boat ride and panoramic train. There st1, st2 and st3 panoramic trains you can take. There’s also p1, p2 and p3 train, the ride last for 15 mins. It’s worth it. You will love everything you see.
There are toilets and restaurant so you don’t need to worry.
There’s a trail to follow so you will not get lost. Be prepared! You will be amaze by its beauty! The color of the water is crystal blue and green. It’s calling me! I want to swim, but it’s not allowed. Here are my lovely pictures.
Now, I’m heading back to Zagreb to continue my journey in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
I booked my accommodation for 3 nights via Airbnb, the flat owner Eric is super nice. I didn’t have a hard time searching for my accommodation, it’s just a few blocks away from the bus terminal. It’s also close to the Trivoli park and the city center.
It’s sunny! I just wander around the corners and I found the main street already. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and shopping malls. You will easily see some famous architecture, the dragon bridge, the church and the castle on the peak of the mountain which is accessible via an elevator or mini train? Don’t know how it called. You will also find many souvenir shops!
Here’s my picture! Enjoy!
Woke up early to catch the 8am bus going to Bled. You can purchase the ticket for 7.80€ in the terminal counter, or in the bus driver, it’s at platform number 7. You don’t need to buy RT because you can buy the return ticket there for 6.5€.
Ready to be amazed! It’s a very lovely place. Take time to sit in a cafe and drink coffee or whatever your choice, if the weather is fine, get yourself a delicious ice cream! There are several benches if want to sit, and enjoy the view. If you want to swim, then dive in!
You can also rent a boat and paddle to the church in the middle of the lake, or pay for few euros to ride a boat that will take you there.
Here are my lovely photos, enjoy!