Small incident in a pretty country and a rival bus
Trip Start May 12, 2007
22Trip End May 27, 2007
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Going through Slovakia was really pretty except for some work-plants that ruined the scenery in certain areas. Tunde even pointed out an area where Gypsies lived. All I can say is that these people didn't take care of their living area. It was very run down. Most of what we saw of Slovakia was green hills, different types of trees, small rivers and a few houses made of wood. We stopped at a McDonald's for lunch and were told not to get hamburgers since it could not be known how long they were out. She said it was fine to get fries and other things, just not meat. I opted for fries, coke and ice cream. They accepted euros but in return we received Slovak money. I didn't mind that since I wanted a collection of all the different countries money. The McDonald's was really nice and actually better looking than some of the ones in the USA.
Back on the bus, we passed a castle on the left that was in the Dracula movie called Orava Castle built in the 13th century. It was spooky looking and sat on a hill. I would have loved to had gone inside! There was a "rival bus" that was trying to be ahead of us all day that had Americans on it. They would pass us and try to hit the stops before we did. At one point, they were in a hurry only to be stopped a few cars ahead of us because of a motorbike accident. I was sad to leave Slovakia since it was only a "drive thru". I do want to see more of this country and spend time in it, especially Bratislava. Maybe someday I will.