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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Prague to Slovakia by car

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    I saw it, but wasn t interested in stopping.  I was very impressed w/ the local fare.   Almost got enough garlic soup.  From the thin broth style to the
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 24, 2009
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      I saw it, but wasn't interested in stopping.  I was very impressed w/ the local fare.
       
      Almost got enough garlic soup.  From the thin broth style to the creamy chowder style.
       
      .... almost enough.

      --- On Wed, 9/23/09, Ron <amiak27@...> wrote:


      From: Ron <amiak27@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Prague to Slovakia by car
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:19 PM


       



      With the family coming from Sulin and many cousins in Lubovna, I have spent many visits there. It is a hard 10 hour drive or 12 hours from Prague with breaks, and a very beautiful drive when you take your time.

      If you drove the northern road (as I think of it) and passed through Vrutky, did you notice the Harley Restaurant? I have several Harley drivers in the American family, so i watch for those things. Unfortunately it is just a few hours from the family coming or going, so I don't dare try the food - I know I have to arrive hungry and when I leave it will be many hours before I am hungry again, so I always bypass the chance to eat there.

      I have to start firm planning for (hopefully) a language course in Slovak somewhere in Slovakia in the spring/ early summer 2010, and then rent an apartment or room for a month near Stara Lubovna, practice the language and polish my skills as a tourist in Slovakia.

      Ron

      --- In Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com, LongJohn Wayne <daxthewarrior@ ...> wrote:
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      > Stara Lubovna?
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      > I spent three nights there just under the castle.  What a wonderful town!
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      > We also saw a ton of deer from the Polish border to the town.  And they didn't even flinch as we approached.
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      > --- On Tue, 9/22/09, William C. Wormuth <senzus@...> wrote:
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      > From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Prague to Slovakia by car
      > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 11:45 PM
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      > On the dalnica from Brno, make sure you wave to my relatives in Kúty.
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      > Vilo
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      > From: Ron <amiak27@yahoo. com>
      > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
      > Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:57:35 PM
      > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Prague to Slovakia by car
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      > I have driven from Prague to SK once or twice and driven through, usually on the bypass roads / city freeways and then on to SK many times. When driving over there you have to D R I V E as in drive a nail or drive a car, pay full attention and not half-sleep on the road as you can in America. The three lane traffic on a two lane road in Sk is rather typical and I was embarrased I was driving like an American once on the last trip and a car came whizzing by, our side mirrors missing each other by a solid 6". I should have seen him coming and moved as everyone else did.
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      > My ideal of a car has always been a British sports car with great handling and a small but responsive motor, great for accelerating, braking and jamming gears to get the car to go where you want it. I get into the spirit of Slovak driving on the country roads, because of the many curves and hills. It is a blast to drive to the max, but ready at every moment to hit the brake or take control as necessary to miss the oncoming truck, herd of sheep or cattle or other obstruction. Passing on hills and curves is an art over there, and nearly the only place I practice the art.
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      > Oh, the route from Prague to Stara Lubovna for speed is usually along the toll roads and over the border at Mackov. One cousin recommended that, and it seems quite comfortable. The roads are well cared for and crossing the border with rental summer tires in snow is OK due to the excellent road service.
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      > Oh, Chuck, driving in Europe it is good to not just use the side and rear mirrors, but turn the head as well. It is amazing how often that head turn has revealed something hidden!
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      > On my trip last spring after 18 months away from Europe I was drivng my German goddaughter to work and got a free lesson in driving - and appreciated it. I had a lot to refresh, despite not feeling the least rusty at it!
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