CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

My highlight was unexpected.  It was dusk when we waited patiently for the 'wild' beavers to appear and the air beccame filled with bats.  It was wonderful.  Also, walking nearer streams frequently led to some lovely moments when clouds of disturbed blue butterflies would lift off form the pathway.  Gorgeous.

What did you think of your group leader?

The guest house owner was kind and informative.  She accompanied us on some the trips and was good company. The walks guide was very approachable.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Drink plenty of water!  Our visit coincided with the hottest, driest summer for a very long time and local farmers were struggling.  Suncream, hat and good walking boots are essential.  Binoculars are advantageous when viewing the beavers and wild bears.