The word "yes" in Slovak in "ano". However some times we have noticed that they shorten it and simply say "no". The same way that English speaking people will say "yah" or "yep" instead of the proper "yes".
So of course it gets a little confusing for us when someone is nodding their head and saying "no". We have to remember that it is only when they say "nie" that they actually mean no. Got it? Well it sounds simple, but in practice it's easy to forget!
There are some other funny things to. The rental accommodation in these private houses is often called simply "privat". But we saw an interesting one here...
Free? Why didn't we go to this one?
They put the word "free" up, but of course what that really means is that they have a room available. We think it's funny.
We decided yesterday would be a relax day, but then we figured we really should go for a short walk anyhow. Well our short walk turned into 10.8 kms (6.7 miles) and three hours. Oh well, more fresh air and beautiful views...
The town of Zuberec.
The route back down was pretty boring though. Just an old logging road through pine forest. Not much to see.
We took the bus back to town and when we got off we saw people headed for the church for a wedding.
We've kind of decided that we'll stay here until Tuesday. We have to keep in mind the costs. Even though this place does sound inexpensive at €17.00 ($21.25) per night, that still adds up to over $600 on a monthly basis. But we've found that available couchsurfers are few and far between in this region, so we're pretty much resigned to the fact that we're paying a little more for accommodation that we originally expected. Thought about asking for a weekly rate, but we really need to be moving on by Tuesday. Still quite a bit we want to see and time is running short. We want to be in Budapest on September 3, and that's only 8 days away!