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May 13, 2007 - Slovakia - Day 2

Today was a day of more cemetery fun! We left Ruzomberok and headed towards the area of Prievidza where Pete and Cynthia's paternal grandmother, Helen Skadra, was from. We were at our first cemetery by 10:30 AM. This was in the town where Helen's father was from. Once again we couldn't find any graves with the Skadra name. We headed next into the town of Bojnice, where there is a very famous castle. Pete has records that show that his great-grandfather was buried in Bojnice so we were hopeful we'd find a grave. We stumbled upon an older...

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Jul 22, 2006 - Leaving Prague, heading to the 'Mala what'

Tomas spots a new venue for watching the world cup finals in Prague - a very large outdoor beer garden in a park near our apartment. Virtually empty on a Saturday morning and couldn't possibly fill up for the world cup. We arrive 15 minutes before the start and it is packed! Fortunaly we find a seat, near the main screen, but can't see that one, so we watch it on the secondary large screen. Darn exciting match and great fun with so many other excited fans, but for us (and most of the assembled crowd), the wrong team won. Our final night in...

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Jun 3, 2005 - Terchova Vratna via Zilina

Leave Vienna by bus and head back into Slovakia and N. to ultimately Terchova Vratna in the Mala Fatra Mtns...staying in a chalet near ski areas, now hiking...our most reasonable accomodations yet, 180 SK = 6 US dollars. Itˇs been raining off and on now ever since we left Brataslava, but we were able to get out into the mtns. the 4th and Bon and I hiked a loop up and down (they donˇt believe in switchbacks here!) for about 6 hours great vistas, snow-tree line above 1650 meters, from 600 meter start! A great hike! Mari went hiking by herself...

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