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... Slovak meal (perogies, potato pancakes and sheep’s milk for me), before hopping on a bus to Spissky Podhradie, to see the famous Spis Castle.
There is very little English in Eastern Slovakia, so we had our desired destinations written down to show the bus drivers. Without too much difficulty, we made it to our desired village and began the muddy hike up to the castle. The silhouette of the castle ruins dominates the village of ...
... churches and the architecture of the cottages. Next, we climbed Gublowka Mountain, which took about 1 hour each way. The path was very slippery and it is a miracle that I didn't fall into the mud at some point. Nearly halfway up, on a grassy knoll, a man was herding sheep in a cloud of fog. I felt like I was in “The Sound of Music”, it was so bloody magical.
Finally on top the mountain, we saw ridiculously awesome ...
... like some others and there are hiking trails that start and end here.
For 8 Euros each, we bought 3 day passes on the trains. You can go on as many trips as you want on this awesome network that connects about 15 villages. No need for a car here, although many do bring them. But they're a pain here as parking is limited and you have to pay. You can literally be in Bratislava, the capital city on the Danube, on the other side of the ...
... the mountain was disappointing as the fog was so thick we could barely see in front of us. The markets were beckoning but as it was raining there was a stronger desire to have a hot Irish whiskey to warm up. We then took a raft ride, 1 1/2 hrs, down the Dunajec River. Despite the spectacular scenery we were eager to reach the finish as it was still raining. Our tour guide thought we were very brave! Our meals have been delicious with varied Polish ...
Sent home: ‘Coming home tomorrow. Could you please make vegetarian pierogis, golabki and red borsch? With Love, Love, Love from Zakopane! Ula’
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