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... behind our hotel that we would be tackling in the morning.
The path behind the place we were staying lead us up a gently sloping hill to the base of the mountain where we were greeted by close to a 100 people about to embark on the same journey and were waiting in line to purchase tickets to take the cable car to the top of Lomnicky Stit, which according to Wikipedia is one of the steepest in Europe. The first of the two rides was ...
Tired of the blistering heat I make for the hills looking for some reprieve in a mountain retreat. No matter where in Central Europe you are in an alpine wonderland is usually a short journey away. The High Tatras rugged cliffs and trails for every fitness level draw hikers from all over. More of a winter ski destination a plethora of hikers usually congregate in the same area so if you ...
... crossed the Danube by ferry, then headed to Balassagyarmat and the Hungary/Slovakia border.
As soon as we crossed the boarder we noticed a severe decline int the quality of the roads. They were very bumpy and contained many pot holes..
We travelled through Podkrivan and Hirinova to reach our lunch stop at Brezno. However about 5km from lunch the heavens opened and the rain came down. Lunch. Was at Resturant "Elf Restauracia" were we sat outside under cover and ...
... evening fire.
So next day up we go and went for a walk around the gardens of the Manor and it was fantastic (check photo’s) a couple of sad points was we found a very old building up the back that looked like it was a private Zoo with 3 caged areas and probably housed animals from Africa. I say this because the Manor house also had furniture made in Africa. Just shows how silly we can be really.. those with means do silly things…. Like drive across the planet.
High above the alpines amongst the clouds, I gaze upon the pine trees and valley towns. Birds echo along the foothills as clouds scoot up the ravine, perched on a granite boulder, I enjoy the stillness. Passing the ridge we venture down through the trees to the distant sound of water. Arriving at Zamkovskeho Chalet nestled in the pines we duck into a cosy cabin for a hot Turkish coffee. Walking alongside the rushing waterfall, it's loud applause cheers us on. The mountains grow as ...