Snow covered Tatra mountains

Zakopane Travel Blog

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a view of the tatra mountains and zakopane city

Enough of the city life in Krakow, heading south. Zakopane is a lovely skiing village on the Polish side of Tatra Mountains, near the Slovakian Border. We camped up in a hostel called Good Bye Lenin, which was a great great little log cabin run by a polish and argentinian bloke.

The reason for heading to Zakopane was to get some walks in. As we always seemed to do we timed our trip shockingly and ended up not being able to walk most of tracks as they are still under snow. We did get up to one of the great walks here to a lake called Morskie Oko. This is apparently a beautifully picturesque lake that is emerald green. Unfortunatly for us it was frozen and completely white.

The other trip we undertook was the cable car up to the top of one of the mountains, it apparently has a spectacular view of all the mountains around. About 3/4's of the way up the cable car everything went white, the light of day not to be seen again. Oh well, back home to watch the aussies thrash those south africans in the cricket, and ohhh what a ravaging it was. We also saw bears on the way back to the hostel, definalty a highlight, unforatunately they weren't sh#tting in the woods as i've always been told by people.

Off into Slovakia early in the morning. Again no Goulash here, whats going on?

 

berlinender says:
wait till you get to Hungary for the Gouyas.
Posted on: Mar 30, 2013
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Bears!
Bears!
tatra mountains
tatra mountains
Zakopane
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