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Off to the Tatras

Zakopane

overcast -2 °C

Zah-ko-pa-nay

What a pretty mountain town. It's at the Northern end of the Tatra Mountains and is Poland's ski resort town. We made our way here by bus from Krakow this morning. Did a little walking tour of the town and then took the funicular up to the top of the Goralski hills ski area.
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view from the funicular/cable car
It's actually a part of the resort area - a ski hill, snowmobile rides, shops, restaurants and beautiful views of the area. (Photos are mostly on my camera and I've discovered that my problem is the latest Mac operating system not recognising my camera!!) After a warming lunch at the restaurant (Bigos today for me - thumb=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/723449/thumb_fullsizeoutput_d0c.jpeg sauerkraut & sausage - mmm) we had so much fun taking pictures with the amazing Christmas light displays.
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Coming back through the business area, I found a seller with the lovely sheepskins and handmade sweaters. Lots of sheep here so there's lots of sheep milk cheese and woolen products. Shearling leathers too! Check! That's one thing off the list of what I wanted to buy on this trip.

Late this afternoon we went for a kulig ride - horse-drawn sleigh.
IMG_2272.JPGThe plan had been to ride up to a local mountain hut for grilled sausages & pickles but the sleigh had problems. Instead we just rode around the town then went for dinner.
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with Darlene on the sleigh ride
Not quite what had been planned but it was still nice. Back to the hotel for a dip in the pool, hot tub and sauna. Ahhhhhh

Posted by otisandma 12:15 Archived in Poland Tagged bus warm zakopane wool sweater sleighride bigos Comments (0)

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