Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 3

Our third day in Slovakia was one without a concrete plan.  We had thought we’d try to go and explore some other villages, but because of the rain and flooding we decided against it.  The weather cleared up and we saw the sun!  Hooray!  

Photo by Andy Rabatin

Our hosts had to clean up from the flooding which unfortunately hit their business.  We offered to help, but they would not let us–and they even cooked lunch for us despite all of the work they had to do cleaning up after the flooding.  We enjoyed a wonderful meal:  cabbage soup, bread, fish or pork and rice, cooked red cabbage.  And a pizza-like dessert.  

Later that evening, we went to Prešov to walk around.  

Photo by Andy Rabatin

We got to see St. Nicholas church  – it was very beautiful.  We arrived as one wedding was ending, and ducked in to look around before the next wedding was set to begin.  It seemed like the church was a popular place with so many weddings back-to-back.

Photos by Lisa A. Alzo

We stopped to enjoy some delicious ice cream (zmrzlina), and the watched a parade.

Photo by Lisa A. Alzo

We decided to pretend the parade was for us!  How nice of them to welcome the American visitors!  Really, it was for the Strawberry festival that was happening that weekend, but it was so nice to be there!  I really enjoyed seeing all of the historic buildings and enjoying the sights and sounds of Slovakia.

to be continued… 

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