We headed to the town of Levoča in northern Slovakia, after our time in the Malá Fatra Park. On our way, Alexa had a stomach flew that resulted in a classic travel scenario, involving loading our bags onto a bus, getting tickets, sitting down, immediately barfing into a small plastic bag, getting off the bus by the back door, more public humiliation and a trash can (one of those times where you are too ill to care), and then getting back on the bus before it left with our bags, clutching a new plastic bag as the nausea continued.
We got to the very nice town of Levoča and, fortunately, found a nice place to stay before there were any more incidents. Alexa rested the rest of the day and is now feeling better after her 24-hour stomach flu. Levoča is another Saxon town, settled at the request of the Hungarian kings of old to provide a buffer from Mongol invasions from the east. The small town of 14,400 people consists of an intact walled-medieval core that is very nice. One can see the green fields and hillsides from most of the streets as they lead out of town. The famous carved alter (the work the much acclaimed Master Pavel) at the church is a major attraction, and really embodies some impressive woodworking, with complex inlay work and detailing.
Now we are off to see the Spiss Castle, one of the largest in Slovakia.
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