Villa Dr. Szontagh
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... in Bratislava. Despite being half Czech and looking like I live here, I don't speak a word of the language (while the Czech Republic and Slovakia are different independent nations, they share common backgrounds and languages; think of it like Austria and Germany). And, unlike Slovenia, where nearly everyone speaks English, barely anyone in Slovakia does. Luckily, I've been in this situation a few times before, so I was able to reach into my bag of tricks. ...
This small town was exceptionally lovely, and like the other Slovak places we had seen, was dotted with brightly coloured homes and beautiful chapels. One of the most interesting parts of the village is “The Cage of Shame”, which is simply a large iron cage in the middle of the town centre. Many years ago, it was used to publicly shame women who committed adultery and other heinous crimes such as walking around past 9pm (actually). ...
... across and then wait an hour for a bus into Poprad. My heart was in my stomach the whole ride to the border, which was on a tiny winding road atop a cliff. The little bus hit black ice no less than 3 times and the bus driver thought it was hilarious to slam on the breaks every so often to check out the road conditions, while the rest of the bus cackled with laughter. Dom and I were the only ones left out of the joke, but at least we made it ...
... It was so nice being across the street from the train station and really nice to just walk up two flights of stairs after dinner. When we checked out, the manager seemed surprised to know we were from the US. They don't see us around there apparently.
We checked out early on Monday and took a bus to Poprad, where we got a train all the way to Piestany for 12.50 Euros. That's about $15 to go almost all the way to Bratislava on a newish train in 2nd class. Love it!
... the hottest pool outside.
To top it off, it was almost 70 degrees F. the day we arrived, an unseasonably warm day in mid October. I just read that it was the warmest September on record, averaging worldwide temperatures. And given our luck with weather, October might be also.
So, this posting will be short. All we did was soak and sauna and eat and repeat for 3 days. The worst weather day of our trip was day ...