I’m alive! I suppose this is what happens when I work too much… It’s been 3 months since my last post, so let’s get on with it, continuing from this post on my trip in the Czech Republic.
Day 6 – Banská Štiavnica
This whole trip involved a lot of driving and exploring and hiking, which are all things that I love. Banská Štiavnica is a cute little medieval mining town about a 2.5 hour drive from Bratislava, with a population of about 10,000 people. We even had lunch at a restaurant with an old mining shaft in it. The town crest is decorated with a gold and a silver lizard, referring to the legend that says these lizards first led a shepherd to discover gold and silver ores.
We were hoping to get a massage to recover from our Sněžka hike, but were a bit deterred by this sign…
Day 7 – High Tatras
The goal of this trip was to climb the highest point in Slovakia, which is located in the High Tatras Mountains. We had driven in the night before to Štrbské Pleso, a little ski resort at the foot of the mountain range, where we spent the day relaxing and finally getting that massage. For some reason, we opted for a “local special” as part of the massage, which involved getting strapped into a contraption and being flipped upside down and just hanging out for 15 minutes upside down. Did not like. Do not recommend. Will never willingly do that again.