Hotel Grand Zilina
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... 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.
... again 5kms before Cadca, with no stopping until nightfall. I could have stopped in Cadca and spent the night there but I had to make more progress so I took the road leading to the polish border, and after another 15kms, in the town of Skalite, around 19:30, in the rain, started looking for a pension. I was completely drenched of course and even got full-body splashed with muddy water by a car passing ...
... Sweet, that works well. Making it to the campsite was a bit long, but thanks to my headlamp and my map I didn't get lost, only to find the campsite reception closed (at 9pm). I entered anyways, and set up my tent, cooked Thai rice in the dark, and took a shower. There's only a handful of people staying here, there's a river nearby, the showers are very... basic, but it will do nicely. I wonder if I'll sleep in Poland ...
We passed the 4,000 mile mark on yesterday's bimble, but today it's a day off the bikes. We're going to a castle!
Orava Castle is built on a hill overlooking the village of Oravský Podzámok, on a bend in the River Orava, in north eastern Slovakia.
It was first mentioned in chronicles dating back to 1267 but there had certainly ...
... mok there is a huge fork of lightning and almost instantaneous clap of thunder. We've been here before, and it's best to get under cover and wait it out. Fortunately there's a handy restaurant on the hill just above us and we move smartly inside for lunch and fruit tea.
In just a few miles we cross back into Slovakia. We are heading for the small town of Oravský Podzámok where we will visit ...