Lake Bohinj: Dogs, pollution, and being a victim of its own popularity

The northern shores of Slovenia's Lake Bohinj are not only diametrically opposed to its southern flank dominated by an interminably busy road connecting Ribcev Laz with Ukanc and the Vogel cableway, but by contrast affords walkers a fairly rough path only suitable for pedestrians and not bicycles, or any other form of mechanised transportation. This…

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Hotel Zlatorog: Decline, fall, and rebirth

The imminent demolition of Bohinj's iconic Hotel Zlatorog is now the best and realistically only course of action available to an ailing edifice left to wither on the vine by its previous owner. Once favoured by Marshal Tito as a bucolic setting in which to receive fellow Non-Aligned and Communist leaders when Slovenia formed the…