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Travel Blogs from Levoca
We are tempted to stay another day at Orava but really it is time to move on. Another storm in late afternoon caught me out as I went looking for a location to get a long distance shot of the castle. More soaked clothing doh!
There is a lot of mistrust in these eastern areas of Europe. Maybe a sign of worse times in the past, but gates are locked at night. The ...
... in style, like a few scenes from one of the comedies. We can't understand a word of it of course, but you don't need to. It's funny and tragic and well acted with impressive sword fights. It lasts for around 20 minutes. The actors must be sweltering in their Middle Ages costumes.
Next back down to the main keep and the cafe and souvenir complex, quite ...
On the way we hit a major snarl up in a small village. Filtering through the traffic we find the cause. A wedding party has spilled into the street and the guests are singing and dancing. I get a quick snap.
But first a visit to a remarkable place I found in a Google search for 'weird things in Romania', the Merry Cemetry. Look it up. Essentially a local woodcarver in the Romanian village of Sapanta decided ...
Tomorrow is our last day in this beautiful country as we head for Vienna.
Slovakia was so different from what we will expected that we talked about what our enduring memories will be...not necessarily what we saw, but impressions the country left on us.
Green mountains, green forests, green fields, vistas of many shades of green.
Huge fields of yellow rape seed (used to make bio-fuel)
Tiny villages with orange roofs tucked into valleys among ...
... we go to; clearly a local talent. But the big event was taking the gondola and chair lifts ( 3 separate rides ) to the top of Lomnicky Stit. It was a warm, sunny day on the ground but by the time we got to the top, we were in the clouds. We got lucky and the clouds parted for about 10 mins so that we could see from the top of the mountain to the surrounding countryside. We were all uoset by the damage done to the forest by a huge wind storm about a week ...