Trip Start Nov 05, 2007
Trip End Jun 01, 2008

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Flag of Slovakia  , Presov,
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Been in Slovakia for a week to attend a wedding. Spent a few days lazing about drinking heavy spirits for breakfast...ahh, bechorovka, fernet and the shit out of cornflakes.

The wedding was good craic, fairly different to Ireland, the thing took place in a town hall with the lord mayor reading a poem and witnesse's signing the paperwork...the cameraman knocked over a potted tree behind the altar at the crucial moment in the ceremony by accident, broke the awkwardness nicely, people were pissing themselves...headed down the village then to go for grub and scoops, started at about 2pm and finished at about 3am, long day and night, couldn't communicate with most people, not because i couldn't speak slovak but because i was pissed, didn't put my hand in my pocket once, the tables were lined with spirits and wine, the food was savage, the choons were thing that was very different to Irish weddings was at the end of the night people helped the staff out with the clean-up, but the main reason was to get all the bottles that were remaining on the table.

Went clubbing the next night in Poprad...80s tracks all the way, and take note...for any horndogs reading this, i can't remember seeing one man on the dancefloor, the place was packed with honey.

The next day we got a train into the Tatry mountains on the Polish border, the fresh air did the trick for the hangover...the place looked like something out of LOTR. 

Went to Bratislava the next day and met a few old friends...met their daugther who studies Irish dancing in seems to be all the rage...headed out that night into Bratislava to an Irish bar (the dubliner)...the town looks like a mini Prague, complete with a few english tools walking around on a stag...having said that i wouldn't mind heading back to Bratislava.

In Summary, Slovakia is well worth a visit...savage prices, good weather and nice nice scenary...if you know what i mean.
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