Travel Blogs from Piestany
... After using google translate to inform the front desk, we were told by a point to the calendar that a 'plumber' was not available until next week. We were then handed a bucket. I am sure the look on our faces was hysterical (we thought she meant we should use the bucket as the toilet), but she then with hand motions suggested that we just pour water down the toilet in order to ‘flush’ it. So with only a few days left in Nitra Slovakia we were ...
... done and the police men came out asked for documents and Simon had to do a breath test!! This was hilarious! I honestly couldn't believe it! The police were asking for a token fine of €20 but Simon said we had no money so they had to let us go! Good thinking by him! But Simon later told me the police did the same in South Africa, I'm not sure what's worse.. The police getting a quick hand out or Simon being pulled over so regularly! Never mind! ...
... sign said that word so unfortunately we missed Bratislava all together and we ended up in Austria (which is very close!) a slight freak out/moment of blame was had by both of us but we managed to turn the van around back into Slovakia and Simon used a map on his phone to drive us to the sight successfully.. First time ever that the Alan Rogers book got the road number wrong!! Lol! Any way we ended at a sight right on a lovely lake ...
Step 5: Learning to live on French fries
Having had several history courses in my life as well as a family that places emphasis on knowing and respecting our past, I consider myself fairly well versed in history (at least when compared to my peers). However, I knew practically nothing about Slovakia prior to actually getting here. I had heard of Moravia and I knew some of Slovakia's past with the Czech Republic, but that was where my ...
... the path for us! Without any sort of accommodation booked in advance, we debated numerous pensions and hotels lining the highway, when we arrived at the base of Trencin castle and there, almost like a mirage after a long day of driving, was Elizabeth Hotel.
The hotel was beautiful. Instead of staying just one night we decided to splurge and stay for two and take advantage of some of the ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center