1. Stay in a hotel with a view of the beautiful lake
We highly recommend staying in a hotel with a beautiful view of Lake Bled. We stayed at Grand Toplice Hotel in a Lake View room and let us just say... it was like being in a fairy tale. The balcony view was simply magical. The hotel has a beautiful traditional interior, which complements the incredible views of Lake Bled
During our stay we had half board so breakfast and dinner was included. Breakfast is buffet style and there is definitely something for everyone, we especially enjoyed the make it yourself waffles. Dinner is a la carte with a different delicious new menu each day and very fancy.
I have always wanted to go to Rome, ever since I was a kid. Watching the film Gladiator (are you not entertained? is this not why you are here!) and learning about the Roman history and their Empire during history lessons made me want to walk where these men had walked... And on my 23rd birthday my amazing wife surprised me with plane tickets to go and step foot where gladiators once stood!
So, after waking up and opening the curtains....then closing them slowly again as my eyes met with the office workers opposite while i stood there, toothbrush in mouth, just in my boxers, our planning of the day began..
First thoughts that come to mind for some people when thinking of Berlin is its history of the world wars and the cold war. We were inspired to travel to Berlin after watching Bridge of Spies, so you can say that we fell into that category too. We were also expecting Berlin to be really cold and thought we might freeze to death!
Upon exiting the airport we knew that we were so wrong...