October 2, 2005

Bratislava - On the road to Slovakia

Today we left Vienna for Bratislava, Slovakia. The border crossing was easy and went quickly but I was bummed as the guard just came on the bus, looked at our passports and got of... continue reading

October 3, 2005

Bratislava - Touring Bratislava

Woke up to a cold and dreary day but we had decided to stay only a couple of nights in town so we went out to tour the town regardless. We had wanted to see the local hockey team ... continue reading

October 4, 2005

Bratislava to Banska Stiavncia - How do you pronounce the name of this town?

Today we travevled by bus from Bratislava to Banska Stiavncia. Try saying the name of that town aloud. I still don't know how it's pronounced and somehow I got through to the lady ... continue reading

October 6, 2005

Banska Stiavncia to Terchova - 3 buses

After 3 different buses we made it to Terchova where we found a nice pension from a couple who spoke absolutely no English. We're getting pretty good at using the calculator, hand ... continue reading

October 7, 2005

Terchova - The Perfect Hike

With an extended trip like this you can't visit each country at its optimal time, however we timed it perfectly for Slovakia. At least today was a perfect day for hiking in Slovaki... continue reading

October 9, 2005

Stary' Smokovec - Hiking in the High Tatras

Today we woke up to a gorgeous day unfolding. We made a quick breakfast and got out the door by 8:00 as we were planning for an 8 hour hike. Since it was a Sunday it seemed as th... continue reading