Europe Day Eleven: Slovakia: One Last Walk Through The Streets Of Kosice.
I awoke early again on my last day in Kosice. I had come to love this interesting city I have never heard of it or this area of our planet a few weeks before my visit. I wanted to walk through it’s charming streets one last time before I had to leave. After a cup of coffee I was off to Old Town walking past it’s most famous landmark, St’ Elizabeth Cathedral, the easternmost Gothic Cathedral in Europe and the largest church in Slovakia.
The construction of the Cathedral began in the late 14th century. There were only a few people in the church, in the last pews so I walked quietly through the historic church taking photos of the beautiful altar,
I also admired the large organ in the back of the church, which I heard on my first visit inside the church on the Sunday I arrived. I could have spent hours in the church but I wanted to get some walking in before my ride to the airport in Budapest arrived at 9 a.m.
I loved the old building and the ancient wooden doors in Old Town Kosice. . I wondered when the tree that supplied the wood for these doors sprouted it’s first leaf. It could have been before the Cathedral was built.
We were soon in the busy traffic of Budapest and I was discussing plans for a return trip with Marek. He dropped me off at the hotel, where I left my luggage. He then took me off at the airport. I said my farewells to Marek. He made me feel like family on my trip to Slovakia. I hope to return and hunt for mushrooms with him. Here is a link to a gallery on my blog website with some more photos from my morning hike in Kosice and drive to the airport. Europe Day Eleven Slovakia Kosice morning hike June 10 2022.
I had to get tested for COVID . A negative test was required to board my early flight the next day. I found the testing center, and after some confusion over the rapid test I arranged in advance of my trip, I was tested and the results were positive. I was going home! I took a taxi back to my hotel and checked into my room where I edited some photos but not for long. I was anxious to venture out one more time on my last minute trip to Europe.
“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” Thomas Jefferson