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Ukraine trip - Day 12 - Slovakia

N 49.11972°, E 20.07019°

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Short day today, moved from Low to High Tatras and fitted a supermarket shop in en-route. It was called Tesco but there the familiarity ended. We are foreigners here. Few things were familiar: much was weird. At least we scored what we think is beer, pizza, and grapes.

In spite of not really trying today we saw an eagle whilst driving and then I saw a nutcracker whilst out for a run.

Much cooler today and where are parked is more or less permanently in cloud at the moment. It's also drizzling quite a lot. Emma is pleased to be cool, I'm sat in my woolly hat and whining.

Since arriving in Czech Republic and continuing in Slovakia we have seen loudspeakers attached to lamp posts in every town and village. We've heard buzzers and Borat music played over them and wondered what it's all about. Turns out they are a hangover from the communist era where they were used for sinister or perfectly practical reasons depending upon how American you are.

These days they are used to let people know it's lunchtime, to facilitate fetes, or just to blast out a bit of Borat music for a bit of a laugh.

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