The inspiration to travel to Slovakia came from a single youtube video. After multiple viewings of this, we knew our Eurotrip would be ending at the Oravaman Triathlon:
We didn't know Jesse would end up being one of the stars of this year's promotional video. The full length hasn't been released, but the preview is AWESOME (even if you don't know Spanish, French, and Slovak). Link is here.
It took us two days to get to Zuberec from Tuscany. More specifically, we took two HOT Italian trains, a flight to Vienna, a sketchy bus to Bratislava, and 4 hour rental car drive to Zuberec. The views were well worth the travel:
|view from Orava castle|
|Course preview...oh Sh#%|
|our home in the mountains for a week|
|Power hiking to 3rd!|
|Top 3 Men! - Yes 2nd place is wearing a shirt that reads -"I was in Miami Bitch"|
We spent our last night in Europe celebrating in Bratislava. After some awesome Thai massages and Tapas in the capital city, we decided it's an underrated hidden gem. Let's just say we searched for international school jobs in Slovakia as we enjoyed beers overlooking the river that night.
|Bratislava shenanigans. Sad it was our last night in Europe!|
Now it's back to normal life. Jesse V has a new job (!), is Ironman training, and coaching his athletes to their best performances. I'm still working as a school psych, and am officially marathon training. I'm grateful to be healthy and to have another chance at the OTQ this fall!