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In the last 24 hours, I've traveled the entire width of Slovakia. My trip began on a four hour train ride that left from Bratislava, the nation's capital city that's situated on the far western end of the country. This first leg brought me to Poprad, a small town slightly east of the nation's midpoint. The ride was one of the more comfortable that I've taken anywhere; the train even had free wifi and charging ports I'd been worried about the language barrier since I ...
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). ...
The following day, we boarded a bus to head to Zakopane, which is a Polish village located in the Tatra Mountains. To say this place is adorable would be a huge understatement.
We stashed our bags in the bus station and set out to explore. We only got lost a couple of times before we made it to the town centre. Krakowski street is the main area of the town and it is filled to the brim with authentic restaurants and pubs. We made sure ...
... add 2 kinds of fat: a heaping portion of white cheese and there's some chicken broth in the mix. It's also delicious. We split a dinner of 2 soups and a pork chop stuffed with, you guessed it, sauerkraut and some red peppers to boot. It was plenty for 2 people. We share most of our meals and people must think we're weird or foreign, because we get some looks. But it's plenty of food and we get to sample the local flavor that way. The strange thing is ...
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October 16, 2014
After a morning of sightseeing in Kosice, the 2nd largest city in Slovakia, we got on a train to Poprad. We are officially hunting Mineral hot springs now. When looking for hotels in the area, we saw this huge water park advertised called ...