This is the continue of PART TWO.
THE THIRD DAY – THE SLOVAK PARADISE
We woke up in our tent after a long and not very comfortable night (I was cold, then hot, cold, hot… really, couldn’t you just make up your mind, body?!) and got ready for our big trip to the Slovak Paradise. We asked at the reception what was the easiest path we could choose, we just wanted something for total losers, really.
She said they didn’t have such paths, that they were all pretty difficult (hah, hah… hah) and she suggested the SUCHÁ BELA path, claiming (as well as the signposts) that it would take about 4 hours to get there and back.
We set off.
It was a real piece of cake in the beginning. We kept our own pace, letting everyone pass by so we wouldn’t slow them down, we talked and it was really lovely.
Then we saw the first ladder.
Funnily enough, the ladders were not much of a problem. Our feet hurt from climbing them (we didn’t wear the right shoes AT ALL) but we silently suffered through that.
What WAS a problem was the never-ending path in front of us. We walked, walked, walked, but there was no end, no sign even, no hint of how long it would take to get to the top of SUCHÁ BELA.
Well, eventually we did get there but by this time it was no fun at all. Don’t get me wrong, we both love nature and walking but you get kind of bored after 5 hours (mind you that according to the signposts, we should have been in the camp by now).
So, we set off at 11 A.M. We arrived to the camp at freaking 7 P.M., exhausted and prepared to die. 4 hours?! I guess this proves how bad we really are. It took us twice as long, damn.
But I must say it was very lovely there. I mean, look at this view.
THE FOURTH DAY – ŽILINA
We originally planned to go to the Tatra mountains but plans sometimes change, don’t they? Veronika got really sick during our little trip and it was supposed to rain the whole day so we decided to stay in Žilina 30 minutes before we actually got there. We found some boarding house on booking.com which I think was quite cheap in comparison with the quality. It was lovely, quiet, clean, just great.
When it comes to Žilina, it’s nothing special. Better than our town, though (but that’s almost everyhing).
We stayed in the boarding house for the rest of the day, reading and surfing on the internet (uhm… guilty).
THE LAST DAY – BOJNICE
Why did we go to Bojnice?
Because there’s one of the most gorgeous castles I’ve ever seen!
Bojnice itelf is a very small town with not much to see, there’s one main street with restaurants and the castle, that’s about it (and a zoo but I’ve heard it’s not worth much and I don’t go to zoos anyway). However, the castle makes the town very special.
Wondering what’s in that white thing in my backpack? Just some totally squashed crackers. We threw them into a bin afterwards so this whole carrying-around-squashed-crackers-in-an-ugly-bag was totally pointless. Weell, what the hell.
This is the best shot of me anyone has ever taken, isn’t it? Poor lady.
Grumpy Veronika is not a fine Veronika. But she can tell you to f*ck off by using Friends references, so it’s okay.
Another beautiful sunset on our way home.
I really enjoyed these five days, although it was very short. There are still many more places in Slovakia that we want to explore so we’re sure this was not our last ACROSS SLOVAKIA trip.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our journey and have a beautiful day, wherever you are.