Hotel Grand Matej
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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 ...
... at the nearest service station what was a log with the waiter and waitress in traditional
costumes. I just had a cabbage soup and a coffee (they like cabbage here).
less than a mile down the road I saw a BMW and Yamaha dealer side by side, so I quickly took the next turn of to have a look and a chat. first went to the BMWs shop to ask for a temp control for my heated jacket the young lad ask a few questions and then said and carried on with ...
... 160;We took several moments along the drive to stop and look around at the villages and mountains views for a bit before continuing. We settled on making an overnight pitstop in one of he country's largest cities. Despite having a handful of tall buildings, Banská Bystrica was anything but "big." We easily found our hotel and then headed to the local market area for dinner. People were friendly, but hesitant to speak with us. Those that ...
... 400 kg of gold was mined annually in Kremnica.
At it's height in the 18th century, 9,860 kilograms of gold and 113,222 kilograms of silver were mined in the mountains around here and there are dozens of abandoned mine workings.
Under the main house there is a cellar that has been artfully constructed to appear like an old mine, with a small ...
... and really well organised, with friendly and approachable members from Finland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia at least.
Ended up hitting the hay at 11pm, tired and happy we’d achieved our principle objective, and (now we’ve arrived we can break the jinx) no problems along the way – awesome experience so far.
Day six proper (today Saturday 29th) ...