Tatras mountainsToday in Slovakia
So exciting! We found Suzanna - our exchange student from way back - well, we found where she is living (in Germany) and contact details. We had completely lost touch. She came from Bánska Bystrica and that was our main reason for this deviation into Slovakia. This morning we walked the town visiting funeral parlours (her father owned one) but without success. Ian had the brilliant idea of buttonholing anyone who looked about the right age and asking if they had been at school with Suzanna. And behold, at the tourist office in the bus stop we struck gold! Our attendant had been at school with Suzanna and after contacting other school mates was able to put us in touch.
Then we decided we had to at least put our feet into the Tatras Mountains. Took the local bus up to this pretty mountain village - originally a mining town. Climbed the covered stairs to the church - steep! Cold! Loved the bar with fire burning.Read more