Hich Hiking to Kosice

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the tower in the middle of the square

Today we are going to Kosice in Slovakia.  The easy way definitely take a night train directly from Budapest Keleti Station.

Since I travel with an easy nice guy who say everything is okay and know the way, so I let him lead the way.

We take an early train and buy breakfast on the way so we can have it in the train.  The train required 3 changes, which was easy with the instruction from the people on the way.  Finally we arrive at the end of the city border with Slovakia. 

We asked the staff in the train station, how to go to Kosice town from here.

Apparently there were no train to go there, nor bus.  We enquiry if we can have a taxi to take us there which is around 30 km.

nice old building

Oh boy.. this little town does not have any taxi service.

They told us to go out to the main street and then ask if we could get a ride with one of the truck who pass along the road.

I stop a couple of cars at the train station and enquired if they could take us to Kosice town with a fee. First of all, I am not sure if they understand me, since they do not speak English, and we basically just communicate through body language and I keep saying Kosice, Kosice….

Without success, we walk out to the main street which is around 200 meter away from the station and waiting for the car.  Oh nooo……. It was dead quite in the main road, we did not see any car. I definitely not going to walk 30 km there…

After around 15 minutes stand on the main road, we saw several cars but none stop for us.

the market in the square

I told my best buddy to hide, so I can stand alone and hopefully the car stop for me, ha..ha..

Well.. not too bad, I managed to stop cars but none want to take us to Kosice.  Until finally one car stop and he agree to take us there. Wouw… what a relief…..

He was soo nice and speak a little bit English. He told us he lives in Kosice but work in that small town, so he commute every day.

He drop us right in front of our accommodation.  We give him €20 for his kindness.  Goodness.. not sure what happen if he did not stop for us.

After check in at the guest house, we go out again. Yeah.. my best friend  have too much energy and he likes to walk a lot, whereas me… I like lazing around.

We walk to the square which has some sort of market on.

singing performance at the square
  To my surprise, Kosice was a very beautiful town with so many beautiful old buildings. I really enjoy the walk… so many things to see.

We booked a ticket to see the ballet tonight, yey….

We visited the information cente and decided to rent a car for a couple of day exploration. Once everything booked, we were off again to explore this nice town.

By 5 pm, I was tired and my feet start killing me.  So I decided to wait at the restaurant while my best buddy explore more.  I was a bit tipsy by the sweet wines I drink while waiting for him.  We decided to have dinner at this place and the food was pretty good.

After that we were off to see the ballet. Unfortunately we were not allow to take pictures of the performance.  It was nice and we enjoy the ballet.  The Opera building was beautiful with the light on when we come out.

Oh boy… I was really tired…..it has been a very long day….. night..night…

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the tower in the middle of the squ…
the tower in the middle of the sq…
nice old building
nice old building
the market in the square
the market in the square
singing performance at the square
singing performance at the square
many beautiful buildings at this t…
many beautiful buildings at this …
more nice buildings
more nice buildings
singing performance
singing performance
the church
the church
the church
the church
inside the church
inside the church
the garden
the garden
more pretty building
more pretty building
they are ready to perform at the s…
they are ready to perform at the …
Opera house building at night time
Opera house building at night time
more view
more view
close up view
close up view
the garden
the garden
inside the opera house
inside the opera house
inside where the staff checking ti…
inside where the staff checking t…
Kosice Hotels & Accommodations review
Budget room a couple block from the centre
This guesthouse was quite strange. The front door was locked when we arrived, however it is restaurant was open. We spoke with the restaurant staff … read entire review
Kosice Hotels & Accommodations review
Great service and good food
I decided to go inside and waiting for my buddy while we explore the town since I was very tired after a long walk. This place was soo styles, clean … read entire review
Kosice
photo by: Cho