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... Slovakian fair.
It had become very cold and the rain persisted for the rest of the ride, making it very unpleasant. However the spectacular scenery more than compensated for the conditions. We travveled through several small villages and the larger town of Liptovski Hrador before reachingg ouur destination for the day.
The High Tatras is Slovakia's first National Park and a major tourist centre. Famous for its thermal springs and stunning but rugged beauty. ...
... Slovak’s ice caves. Now this was a good activity to wait out the
rain as the cave was dry, very cool, well freezing to be more accurate. We joined a tour, and got the lowdown in Slovak, translated to Russian, then to German, and finally one of the other
tourists translated to English for us.
It was like Chinese whispers in multiple languages. It is fair to say we did not learn much about
the cave but took some interesting pics.
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... into the heart of them. Arriving at a green plateau filled with small shrubs, streams run through them like viens. A towering waterfall draws my ear as I gaze at the remnants of snow from the past winter. Clouds whisk past the peaks as the mountains encircle me, a distant window of the town Poprad reminds me of the civilisation below. Trudging through snow we enter the bowl of the mountain. Feeling like I'm in the center of a volcano I do a 360 spin and say 'thanks Tatras'. ...
Purple and yellow flowers line the edge of the grassy granite path as we venture upon the mountain ridge towards Mt Chleb. The fresh alpine air cleanses my lungs from the metropolis's stain. I sigh a grand relief as I view distant towns, ahhhhhh. Arriving at our camp at the foot of the high tatras (the mountain range between Slovakia and Poland) we pitch our tent and admire the beauty. ...
... on, but after that, I just decided to go full speed ahead, and it was so fun! Emma kept joking that doing the toboggan had made my day, but it really did!
We then had a wonder, and found a beach built into the mountain, with an ice cream point directly above it. Of course, we decided it would be rude not to grab an ice cream whilst sat on the beach looking out over the mountains - it was stunning, and thoroughly enjoyable, though the ice cream ...