Crazy Encounters....

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July 26th 2005
Published: July 26th 2005EDIT THIS ENTRY


Here I am after a LONG and EXHAUSTING hike across "Slovak Paradise"!
Hey Everyone!

So at first I thought I was going to be really good about this travel blog business..but it turns out I'm not at all.... It's really difficult to find the time to get online and post pictures, by the end of the day we are BEAT!

Between running for trains, seeing sites, and getting in trouble with cops, we don't have much time for internet browsing! Some CRAZY things have happened to us these past couple of days!

We spent several days in Austria, which I fell completely head over heels with! I'd love to go back to Austria and spend some more time...with more MONEY! Austria is way too expensive for backpackers. Vienna was breathtaking and Salzburg was simply marvelous!

From Slovakia we hiked across the Slovakian and Hungarian border and visited some of the local sites. We took a train into Budapest and saw everything tourists have to see, it was really nice but a little too dirty for my taste....... On our way back to Vienna on the train this crazy Romanian women was trying to illegally immigrate into Austria and security had to force her off the train. She threw an
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Here we are at Spissky hrad having a little fun on some ancient ruins...
absolute FIT and pulled the fire alarm, which was a disaster. More about that later.... 😊

Because of recent terrorist attacks in London, security is TIGHT across all the borders, so even though the European Union doesnt require passports across borders, they check them everywhere. On the train from Hungary to Austria security thought my passport was FAKE and they thought Vanda's was as well. They gave Vanda this psychological test in order to determine she REALLY was who she said she WAS and that she REALLY was Slovak. The test was hilarious, it asked her to draw pictures of ladders and butterflies in Slovakian!!

After spending several days in Austria and Hungary we traveled towards Eastern Slovakia where we visited several beautiful castles and hiked across the tetras mountains. Today we returned to Nitra and tomorrow we head to PRAGUE!!!!

Needless to say, we are having an absolute blast!

Hopefully I'll get a chance to write and post more pictures soon!

Much Love,

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Slovakia or Hungary?!??Slovakia or Hungary?!??
Slovakia or Hungary?!??

Here we are in two countries at once! The bridge over the Danube river serves as a border between Slovakia and Hungary.

26th July 2005

A blast!
Wow looks like you guys are having a great time over there, it's great you're getting to travel around Europe aye. lol what's up with those tests...? Does your passports look dodgy or something ;) =P Reading about your adventures is making want to be there with you all. I'd love to read more of what you encounter so until next post, take care and have a blast!! With love, Jason (JAFA)
27th July 2005

Euro Fun!!!
Hi Laura!! Enjoying the trip??? I think so!! The photos are great and Europe is wonderful!! I wish you a have great time in the rest of the trip!! Travelling is one of the best things in the world!! Kisses! Rafael
29th July 2005

Hey guys!
Hey!!!! I'm really glad you got to do this trip around Europe! I really miss you guys, and I hope I canjoin you on the next one. Love ya!
31st July 2005

Lexington Blues
Laura, I am so happy to see how much fun you are having! I miss you back here in Lexington, and, even though I know you are having the time of your life, I can't wait to see you again! Your smiling face and positive attitude really brighten my day! Hope you're ready for some drive-in movies and mini golf when you get back (ahh, no competition for art museums and ancient ruins, I know, but fun in their own right!). XOXO, be good, have fun, don't forget to write! Lil Rissi
8th August 2005

escapen de los cops!!
Lau!!! jaja la pobre niƱa que la pasa muy mal!.. Que bueno que esten juntos alla, en el viejo continente!!! amores, pasenlo muy lindooo!! disfruten!!!! jaja por las dudas aprendan a dibujar mariposas!! Lau, te queromos muchisimo! saludo a Vanda y Philip!

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