Some of the most delicious ice cream I have eaten was in the little village of Masca, high up in the mountains of Tenerife. It is now reached by winding mountain road through some spectacular scenery, although for many years it was only accessible by boat.
The ice-cream is made from the pink fleshy part from inside the leaves and it is delicious.
Obviously helped be some stunning views!
Delicious and well worth the trip. This was part of a day excursion to Mount Teide National Park and it was a really interesting day.
Lake Bohinj is absolutely stunning. I stayed in the Hotel Jezero, which is right on the Lakeside.
One thing I discovered about Slovenia is that the people have very little concept of a “Portion for One” especially when it comes to cakes!
This is Lake Bohinj on my morning walk. I don’t think I have ever seen such beautiful, clear reflections of mountains in a lake as I did on that morning.
I enjoyed one of the best Apfel Strudel that I have eaten, with some very generous portions. It was delicious and did not leave much room for dinner.
Close by is the more well-known landscape of Lake Bled, with its famous island and fairy-tale castle.
Lake Bled is also home to the gorgeous Kremsnita, which is a custard and cream slice on a pastry base. It was invented in one of the local hotels and is mouth-wateringly delicious. Another huge portion!
I also went to Kranska Gora in the North West Corner of Slovenia. This has a spectacular mountain landscape, with huge jagged peaks. This is a very popular ski area.
I found a lovely chocolate shop and treated myself to a hot chocolate. I was quite surprised to receive a glass of hot milk and a solid block of chocolate on a stick. At first I did try to eat the chocolate as I was not sure what to do with it. I could not and then realised that I was supposed to dip it in the hot milk and let it melt. So delicious.
I loved Slovenia, especially the cakes and the absolutely stunning scenery. I went in the Winter and it is definitely worth a Summer trip