Joyce Arrives in Košice

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June 8th 2008
Published: June 8th 2008
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A view of the old town in Košice.
Today Joyce arrived in Košice after backpacking in Europe for the last few weeks. We found her as she was trying to work a phone on the train station since she had been there for a little while before we arrived to pick her up. The three of us spend the morning and afternoon in Košice. I got to attend mass at St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, which is the largest church in Slovakia and was built starting in 1378. Joyce, Sylvia, and I sat outside on the square for a drink and then headed toward Roňava. We stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch and enjoyed typical Slovak food. I ordered with only a vague understanding of what my food actually was. I only understood that it would be spicy and with paprika. It turned out to be strips of beef stomach. Very fatty, but it was surprisingly good. We spent the afternoon at Betliar chateau which was a home of the Andrassy family, who were Hungarian nobility.

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Kosice TheatreKosice Theatre
Kosice Theatre

Sylvia and Joyce in the fountain near the theatre.
St. Elizabeths CathedralSt. Elizabeths Cathedral
St. Elizabeths Cathedral

The largest church in Slovakia, built starting in the 14th century.

9th June 2008

Enjoyed Kosice
We are pleased that you arrived safely and without much delay so that you were able to meet as scheduled. We love you and will be thinking about you the entire time. I have been praying for you both. I have embroidered the kroje and it will look very nice! Grandma Edith
9th June 2008

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