Travel Blogs from Kosice
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
What a thrill it was to step off the train and find Martha, her son Marcus, and Granddaughter, Maria. We were greeted with flowers and embraces that we accepted with all sincerity.
We may not speak the same language, but Steve was immediately bonded and thrilled to have "found" some of his Grandmother's (Bubba's) Family.
We were whisked off to their village of Zdoba to Martha's home and met Adriana, Martha's daughter, and Yulie, ...
... tread left on the sides though.....
And it's like having a new bike, riding with badly worn tyres has a psychological effect, you tend to take things a little bit easy, after a while your taking things so easy you might as well be walking.....
So had a right old blast through the back roads through Hungary into Slovakia...what fun!!
I can tell I'm getting to Western Europe....prices have gone through the roof......
Back to tomatoes for lunch again I think!!!!
... Many parts of the countryside are owned by people unknown and are not kept up.
We continued our busy day by touring two caves (caves on two sides of the Slovakian/Hungarian border). The purpose of exploring multiple entrances was to experience the infrastructure differences between the two countries. The Slovakian side was under developed and poorly marked with little additional value to attract visitors. However, the Hungarian side was dotted with playgrounds, restaurants, ...
... a fan of art museums. This one was recommended to me (and was free), so I thought I better go see it. It was a modern art exhibit and the sculptures were actually quite good. I enjoyed looking around. It was also small, so it was over before I got bored.
One thing that I noticed in Kosice, and Slovakia in general, is that the drinking starts really early here. By 9am people are drinking in the pubs! It makes sense though as beer is ...
... way, saying farewell to Ukraine and its remarkable welcome in every
town and village we have encountered. Today, we headed our way down
thickly-wooded valleys across green and hilly countryside to the border of
Slovakia. Our border formalities were again over in minutes. Once again our special back-up support organisation headed by Dan and his team
of girls in blue polo-shirts with CREW in large letters across their backs
proved they had a firm grip ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet