TATRY MOUNTAINS

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Orla Perć - the hardest trial with chains and ladders - AWESOME
This is my fave place in Poland. The only one with really high mountains, and it's so beautiful.
I traveled there few times with my friends, we were staying at a convent in Zakopane. It was probably the best place to make trips to the mountains. The nuns had good prices and best localisation (Kuźnice) in the whole town. Only 10mins to the trial and to the funicular. We stood up at about 6.30-7.00 o'clock and after breakfast headed off to the trial every day. We were walking to the tops as soon as possible to enjoy the splendide view and to rest as soon as possible. The weather never surprised us fortunately. One day we almost were taken by the small avalanche (stones shower) which missed us but 1 or 2 meters! It was really close! The other day - it seemed a foggy day - we arrived at the top and over there we saw a miracle.
At the convent - breakfast
On the left it was a wonderful sunny day - on the right - fog! The mountain divided the sun and fog like a knife.
It was awesome.
Then we usually came home after it got dark, ate dinner and headed to the pub for 1 or 2 beer - or stayed at vthe convent and played cards for hours. The midnight was our bed-time. And in 6-7 hrs we were ready for next day.
One time in the same place as we did, lived irish guys for 1 week. But i decided: hey, they shouldn't be that lazy, let's pretend to not understand the almost language and let them try in all the languages of the world to comunicate with us. And we had to comunicate, coz we lived with them few days hahaha. So the poor irish guys tryed with hands, legs, paintings and all possible ways of non-verbal-comunication untill they were forced to recall the languages they learnt at school.
Krywań - on the slovakian side.
And - as hard as it was - some of them started with french, after 3 days they even learnt some polish words and so they could say 'cześć' (hi) or 'dzień dobry' in the morning or 'dobranoc' when they went to bed. so after a week of survival language course we invited them to a pub, we bought them beer and started talk in english, ups, sorry - in almost-language. they opened  their eyes wide  and tehir mouths as well (almost everyone from our group spoke it).  It was really very funny.

And now the lesson for  everyone from the english-spoken countries: if u are visiting a foreign country don't be so impertinent and don't expect everyone will speak ur language.  It's unashamed and cheeky. Remember u r guest there. Make some efford and learn at least how to say 'hallo', 'sorry' and such stuff. It will 'open u more doors' as u could ever expect.
jegs76 says:
yeah, right, u don't need to think about it u just know it, end. hahaha
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008
RJ82 says:
hhaha nope i dont think that at all kLumpel! =p
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008
jegs76 says:
di ba?! hahaha
tama ako palagi;)
even RJ puwedeng magsalita nito eheheh (well, he would never say that, but that's what u r thinking deep inside RJ, huh?)
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008
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Orla Perć - the hardest trial wit…
Orla Perć - the hardest trial wi…
At the convent - breakfast
At the convent - breakfast
Krywań - on the slovakian side.
Krywań - on the slovakian side.
Krywań
Krywań
Lake
Lake
Jegs the hiker;)
Jegs the hiker;)
wooden brigde
wooden brigde
self-made bed on the train;)
the …
self-made bed on the train;) the…
irish and poles in a pub
irish and poles in a pub
going to Giewont
going to Giewont
in the morning - still a bit cold
in the morning - still a bit cold
jegs the leader
jegs the leader
chains
chains
easy like a regular walk ;)
easy like a regular walk ;)
in the evening
in the evening
chain, chain, chain
'chain, chain, chain'
there is still few steps to go
there is still few steps to go
Zakopane
photo by: ela82