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Today we left Zakopane and travelled to Budapest. On the way we stopped in Slovakia and did a tank ride. The back of the tank was all open and only had handrails to stand and hold onto. The eccentric driver of the tank, dressed all in army surplus gear, seemed to enjoy scaring us all us much as possible, turning around and smiling while he drove us down huge slopes and through rivers. I think we screamed the entire way but ...
Left Zakopane. Stopped over at former communist Slovakia. Rode a tank through mud, river, and steep slopes! Had Palinka on a cruise at the Danube River in Budapest. Cuban restaurant for dinner, but with Hungariand food. Checked the Budapest night scene.
I woke up very early to check the status of my accomodation in Croatia. I got replies from both my CS requests, both already full with surfers. The music festival is a big ...
... walk - with guides - coming upon local "peaceful" celebrations of the meeting of the various armies who have crisscrossed this country - French, German and Hungarian, to name a few - all in the uniforms and clothing of the time, as of course women and children were a part of the scene then as well. So throughout the city we would see men on horse back - families walking with the troops - small groups in the local bars singing challenges back and forth ...
... within two hours, without too much effort, that takes you eight hours of sweaty toil, are you the "harder worker"?
Over hundreds of years, we have developed this notion that work in itself is the reward, when I believe that the result should be the reward. The built house, the shovelled drive, the fed and clothed family should be the achievement, not the amount of effort expended to achieve it.
"But a good solid ...
... come back from the big city to spent a few days with the rellies. We popped in to visit a couple of Grandma's relatives on our way back from the cemetery.
It is a funny old ritual, the visit to a Slovak's house. Having been on a few now, mainly as a non-speaking observer, I feel qualified to make some generalisations. What follows is a "typical" house visit in Slovakia.
Visits are always unannounced. No one ever phones ahead and says, "I'll ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed