18 February 2015

Where to go in Slovakia: Ždiar & Lomnický Štít

Ždiar is a small village in northern Slovakia, just 35 km from Polish famous but way overcrowded (and overrated) Zakopane. It is quiet and cosy, perfect for those seeking just a couple of days of silence with a relaxing view. At least that's what we got when we arrived there at the beginning of May  just one restaurant open and almost no one around. 

Just a twenty minute car ride took us to Lomnický Štít. Getting to the top is a bit of a horrifyng experience but the cableway is really the only way. The funny thing is, when we finally arrived, we could not see anything but clouds. Actually, we were standing in one. The moment we decided to get ready to go back, it was announced that the cableway would stop working for a while because of an approaching... thunderstorm. Luckily, after about an hour, the lightnings were gone and the clouds too    they literally uncovered a view not to be forgotten.

Where to stay: guest house Enrico. It's run by a Slovakian family. Every day breakfast at Enrico is home made, delicious and beautifully served, meticulously prepared very early by the owner. Our room was absolutely cosy, quiet and cute, with a view at the Bielanskie Tatras and its highest peak - Havran. Oh, and the outdoor jacuzzi is absolutely to die for!


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