This is the continue of PART ONE.
THE SECOND DAY – KOŠICE
Košice is a lovely town in the eastern part of Slovakia. We arrived there early in the morning and so we had the chance to wander through empty streets, which I adore. It was a hot and sunny day and the atmosphere was just wonderful.
We spent about 5 euros each throughout the whole day. And we even stopped in this beautiful café!
So what can you see in Košice?
First of all, an immense and beautiful church:
Second of all, a lovely square (and this is not the only one):
Calm and charming streets:
The Slovakian National Courthouse:
More beautiful buildings:
A fountain with zodiac on it:
By the way, I loved this square. We sat on a bench and read our books for a while and it was amazing. We’re the types of people who read even while travelling (it just makes the atmosphere even better).
Sand statues in a park (there was some exposition at the moment):
SLOVO (which means literally A WORD):
And the last but not least, a small lake:
People usually compare Bratislava and Košice. But honestly? I just cannot do that. Both of these towns have such a different atmosphere. Bratislava is more of a city, although very calm and quiet. Košice, on the other hand, feels more like the town you would go to if you wanted vacation. I can easily imagine sitting on a balcony with the view on the main street, writing a book, sipping my coffee. But I wouldn’t be able to live there in the long term. These two towns are just completely different.
We really enjoyed Košice and we even had a nap on a grass somewhere near the train station (uhm), so we caught up with the lost hours of sleep.
The next stop was: THE SLOVAK PARADISE!
In order to get there, we needed to take several trains and buses. Our favourite stop was Vydrník, which is some small village near the National Park. It doesn’t make any sense, it just sounded funny and we were really tired.
Also, this thing was supposedly a bus stop and they didn’t even had A BUS STOP written on it. The situation was just so ridiculous because it actually wasn’t really funny, but we made it so freaking hilarious. I love moments like this.
After we got off the bus in Hrabušice (haha, another funny name…), we walked along the road for about 20 minutes. And it was awesome. We sang songs from Starkid musicals, tired and dying of pain in the back because of the heavy backpacks, but we were happy.
The sun was setting and we had another adventure ahead of us. And I think that was the moment when I thought:
‘I FREAKING LOVE TRAVELLING.’
Because this is it. This is the life that’s worth living. Wandering at the end of the world, with only a backpack and a friend. These are the memories that we’ll cherish forever and that we’ll look back on when we’re old. And in this moment, I was sure of one thing – travelling is not only a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a passion. And before I die, I am going to travel my ass off.
We were there! The National Park Slovak Paradise. We managed to build a tent on our own for the first time ever (which was very amusing as well) and we fell asleep, awaiting the next day.
Which you can read all about in the NEXT POST.
btw. If you would like to read more about our journey, check out my friend Veronika’s POST.