As I head into the Tatra Mountains it is getting increasingly cold. Went to the train station and took a train heading up towards the Tatra Mountains. An incredibly beautiful ride and it was snowing when I reached my destination. Took a quick look at a couple of hotels but pricey at $8 so I hit the road and obtained a lift with a Czech couple. Their hatred for the Russians and their 1968 August invasion was unbridled. The Russian soldiers are still occupying the country. They dropped me off at a camping site. The poor bureaucrat was unsure how to treat a Westerner and he had mounds of paperwork to complete. I set up my tent and gathered some firewood for a small fire. The chill in the air is monstrous for June! Somewhat warm I crawled into my tent. Boy it was cold.
6June1975: Podbanške, Czechoslovakia: Loud Czech Teeny Boppers Had the usual wash and shave chattering in the frigid air. I walked into the village and bought some beer, cookies and fish. The bread would be ready in an hour so forget the bread. After this lunch a walk up the mountain slope which was both invigorating and scenic. Back at 5 to a crowd of Czech teeny boppers on a school trip. Gathered some firewood and a nondescript supper. I started a fire but the rain came and extinguished it by 9:30. By 10 drifted off to sleep with the noise of the excited teeny boppers