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... nostrils. I ran and bobbed and weaved in and around farm houses and bushes...and eventually found myself back at Willa Orla, in time for a shower and breakfast. After brekky, we headed out to the mountains to see the Tatra mountain national park. We walked for just under an hour on a gravel foot path lined by pine trees with a few open fields dotted about. The national park is the second oldest in the world, second only to the Yellowstone park in the USofA. At the end of our walk ...
... and hear their work in the city's many museums and palaces. During the 19th centery, when the empire reached its peak of power, a splendid selection of buildings was added, notably the Ringstrasse, the grand boulevard which encircles the medieval city center.
Hoffburg Palace is a mgnificent jewel among the ensemble of diverse architecture that was home to the Hapsburgs from the first emperor, Rudolf I in 1273, to the last, Karl I in 1918.
... suggested shower caps, so when the drenching downpour began, Bill pulled a showercap out of his pack, put it on undèr his helmet, and stayed comfy. THANK YOU JUSTIN!!!
I'd been admiring some of the heavier rain gear some of theother group members had -- mine is lighter, rain resistant, with pit zips. You know, kept me dry enough, and on that 20% downhill run after the worst was over, it's amazing how quickly you dry ...
... and territorial squabbles.
The mining magnate Thurzo family, who took charge in the mid 16th century, were responsible for a great deal of rebuilding work, although its present form was not finalized until 1611. It burned down again in 1800, after which the Pálffys occupied the castle. And then, after a period of dilapidation and WWII the castle became a national monument.
From there we were back onto the bus and back on our way to Poland.
... down then guns it up the hill leaving us teetering on the tip of a muddy bog then puts just enough juice on to send us over the top and down the other side in an absolutely terrifying experience. My legs left the ground unaided and I couldn’t help but cackle with laughter. He then charged across a river which almost came as high as the tank and we felt as if it was going to enter the compartment at any second. It continued like this for 10 – 15 minutes and when we finally ...