Slovenski Raj

Spisska Nova Ves Travel Blog

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The view crossing the Poland-Slovak border

We left Zakopane early morning and caught the local bus to the border with Slovakia on our way to the little town of Spisska Nova Ves. A few changes of trains and buses and some good quality english to slovak language interactions we arrived in Spisska Nova Ves. We heading here as the Slovensky Raj national park (translates directly to Slovak paradise), is supposedly a paradise, and a lovely place to do some outdoorsy stuff, like walking.

First problem when we arrived was to find some accomodation, not as easy as we would have hoped. Ended up staying in this weird Stalinesque accomodation block with no real beds, just bench looking things with padding on top, was very weird. The LP said that this place was a quiet little town and that the slovaks eat early then get off to bed, boy was it true here, the town was empty by about 8pm, not a person to be seen.

Anyway we stayed the night and got up nice and early and headed to the national park. The lonely planet was right, it was a beautiful place for walking and there was virtually no one around. We did an all day walk which took us up ladders, chains, across bridges and little metal over hangs over the rivers. It was quite lovely and a good change from just eating and drinking lots (which we saved till later that night).

We stayed one more night then moved onto Bratislava.

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The view crossing the Poland-Slova…
The view crossing the Poland-Slov…
Bye bye polskis, hello Slovaks.
Bye bye polskis, hello Slovaks.
Nice.
Nice.
Arrrgggghhh!!!!
Arrrgggghhh!!!!
Its a long way down.
Its a long way down.
Steps hanging over the river, whoo…
Steps hanging over the river, who…
Also a lot of ladders through the …
Also a lot of ladders through the…
Lots of bridges.
Lots of bridges.
Which way now?
Which way now?
Lots of huts throuighout the park,…
Lots of huts throuighout the park…
At the top of our climb.
At the top of our climb.
Our little room. Was not much to d…
Our little room. Was not much to …
View out towards the rolling meado…
View out towards the rolling mead…
Spisska Nova Ves
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