13 May 2018

Travel diary - Low Tatras spring 2018 (1.day) // Dada's diary

Hi everybody :-)

I have decided to document the whole journey across the beautiful Low Tatras in Slovakia which I took with friends of mine. We are four friends and mountains bring at least some of us together. We spent 5 amazing days together and because of me, them and also as an inspiration for you, I am bringing almost complete (or what I surely remember) story here. If you have/will have any questions - please ask, shout out loud, do not hesitate to start knowing more if you are interested to take this kind of adventure on your own. In the last post/article (I have separated them - one for each day) I will write you what this journey gave me, took away from me, taught me and why my life has changed because of it so very much.


We are supposed to meet at the train station in Žilina. Me and Tomáš are arriving there at 17:20, calling to Miro where are they. Well guess where - waiting for us at the station pub, chilling with beers. Tomáš is ordering beer as well and I am introducing myself to Katka. After not even 2 minutes we are laughing and chatting as proper girls would do so if they constantly came to liking each other. Miro is saying that tomorrow at the same time we might find ourselves back there in that pub, not being able to do it, to walk all that way (100 kilometres, even a little bit more).

Finally, the train should be coming, 15 minutes delayed does not really bother us. However, I am getting hungry. Tomáš is saying he is pretty sure the train will come to the second platform. And as we are finding out a minute later, he was right. I can see that "winning" smile. "Well wait, you will pay for it" we are saying to him :-D.

After some time, we stopped in the middle of nowhere, for the first 5 minutes I am not realising we are not moving further. Never mind, we are having great fun, drinking some Slivowitz (Slivovica) and talking about everything. 
Tomáš decides to go off the train for a toilet, I am laughing that the train will leave him there. He is coming back and again, he is wearing that "winning" smile. Once I might hurt him because of that.
We are asking the steward what is happening and she says that the train driver did not stop at the planned station so we have to wait for police officers to check out of him. She also mentions that the driver is probably drunk.

The police officers are here, we are joking that it is our mistake the driver got drunk, he saw us at the station and immediately gave it up. Could not carry us the whole way to Poprad with a clear mind, too dangerous. 

An hour delay has passed and we are in the town of Poprad. Our accommodation should be there, just 3 minutes by walk from the station is, Miro statement. It is not, it actually takes us to walk there 6 minutes. Miro screwed it up, we are making deserved fun of him.
On the way to find our accommodation me and Katka smell lilac very strongly but cannot see it anywhere. The smell is so intensive. Probably somebody wants to drug us up and we are starting to making up stories. "Well, they do not have to, we have our Slivowitz" we are saying at the end.
And here we are, in front of the building. What should we do, we do not know, the door is locked. We decide for not to knock but Tomáš had to try to knock a bit. Nothing is happening so we are getting nearer to the door and looking inside. It must be horrifying for anybody if they go around but we do not really care. Miro is calling to the owner. The owner is coming, letting us go inside and start to explain some house rules, asking for our ID cards and giving us keys. I do not know what he is trying to say, I am laughing with Katka as never. The funniest thing for us is that we have no idea why we are laughing. Tomáš is asking us if we know what the owner said. We are just laughing more, trying to stay at least a bit quiet, people are sleeping upstairs. Miro is asking us where to go but we are repeating that we do not know. So, as the tallest one, he is asking the owner where to go even the owner said it at least twice and I cannot breathe from laughing so much. 
The owner is OK, laughing a bit with us, understands we are heading a huge adventure.

After a good quick shower we are going to have the last shot of Slivowitz for that day, but I am refusing, already half sleeping so Tomáš almost carries me to my bed.

Sleeping as I have never slept in my life.

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