Hotel Grand Matej
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... range. It's a beautiful road, fast sweepers and hairpins, very new and grippy surface.
We drop down into a broad valley and take the road towards the Kremnica. In the tour research I had noted a lovely looking hotel, the Penzion Stefanshof. It lies just outside the town of Kremnica in the hills to the east.
So today was supposed to be the star of the real biking fun, left the Czech Republic and headed into the mountains in Slovakia, the rain has reduced a little but now I'm on the twisties it is still a real pain...I've given up on my plan to ride East through Slovakia, I'm now heading South into Hungary and away from the rain ...
... good economy and was one of the 20 wealthiest countries in world during two world wars.
- The car industry prospered.
- Shoes for WW1 provided shoes for army. (Thomas Butter) - that story of the marketing people were sent to Africa and the one sales man said they would not make a go of it because nobody wore shoes, and Butters other salesman came back to said to him that they would make a lot of money because no one wore shoes.
- Textiles, ...
... was the next destination and is also a historic center as it contains the St. Mary's Basilica, rebuilt by the famous Polish king, Casimir III the Great. Inside the town also lies the Krakow Cloth Hall which contains a long stretch of stalls, each selling many souvenirs and items unique to Krakow. The purchase of miniature dragon figures conclude the trip in Krakow (one of their signature souvenirs).
Leaving Poland, it was a mountainous journey up along ...
... hoping to make a connection with them.
After standing there for about 45 minutes, watching cars, vans and trucks pass me by, a van finally pulled over. Martin and his 3 young sons were driving to visit their grandparent's house in the countryside. I had a good chat with Martin, and he told me hitch hiked a bit when he was younger. Unfortunately, he could only drive me about 20 minutes along my route. He dropped me off at a petrol station in a town called ...