Hotel Dubna Skala
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Are we human or are we dancers? Listening to the killers on a local radio station we bust some moves whilst I try and figure out how to drive (probably not a good combination!). Driving in the left seat on the right side of the road and changing gears with the right hand is a weird experience, I did manage to pull out on the wrong side of the road! Our first visit is an old mining town 'Banska Stievnika' with tiered churches up the hill, I hike up to say ...
... houses or rather apartment blocks built during the years of communism. When the state took over the land of the peasants many were forced into the cities to live. Many did not see this as a hardship as they now had electricity and running water etc. I did not realize but these were prefab buildings constructed in one area and assembled on site for the most part. After about 2.5 hours we stopped at a freeway stop with a MacDonald's and a ...
... just so happens it was Tesco's and even the cashier asked me if I had my club card as I replied to him I didn't think I would need it this far.
That evening I pop down stairs for a local meal mutton and dumplings (they like there dumplings). The food was ok, as I plan to try and eat local when ever I ...
... I stopped to take a photo when it started to snow. I just to took it in my stride thinking its just part of the adventure.
the pass was at 800m and as I started to wind down to the plateau I was sheltered by the trees then, it started to level out about 600m and the temperature roped down to 0.5 C. I was just thinking I not long know until I hit ...
... 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.