Thursday, November 26, 2009

I believe this one...

"Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be obtained by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain

This morning I hopped a train to Slovenia, not knowing a lick about where I was going or what to expect except for Wikipedia´s description of the town as ¨impossibly romantic.* (Please excuse the Slovene keyboarding errors.) Bled is situated on Lake Bled.

My arrival into town was surprising. They speak in Slovene! German is useless! English is better. How strange. The town is quaint little houses, curving cobblestone streets and a general romantic feel, yes. Tomorrow with a walk around the lake, I should have a better grasp.

I found a Rick Steves guide in the hostel which said that Slovenia was the most prosperous Eastern European country and was the first to be admitted fully into the Union with the use of the Euro currency in 2007. Slovenia has its history tied with the Germanic, and it´s an industrious and friendly nation. More tomorrow.

P.S. I had told myself I wasn´t going to use the computer but here I am. It is an addiction.


Dee J. said...

I say if you have a computer use it!!! People all over the world are waiting to hear of your travels and words of wisdom.
Happy Thanksgiving!
auntie dj

Anonymous said...

The language is Slovene not Slovak.

Sara J. Schultz said...

Thank you for the correction!

Sara J. Schultz said...

I just realised how dumb that was since Slovakia is a different country (which I knew... however, oops!) Slip of the tongue. Kinda like when I would accidentally interchange Taiwan and Thailand. Ha.