Would you like to live here?

Town Poprad (672 m) is the second fastest growing city in Slovakia, just after the capital Bratislava. You don't need to guess why... The remoteness of High Tatras is a growth stimulator. Lomnický štít (2633 m) looming over the city.

The date of the photo: 25th january 2008

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Mountainfriend

Mountainfriend - Mar 14, 2008 5:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Yes...I would!!

Beautiful scenery!!

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 14, 2008 6:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes...I would!!

I was born in a town just 25 kilometres away... I used to see Tatras every day. But now I'm studying and working in Prague, 600 kilometres away... If I ever manage to find my perfect job in Poprad, I will move there :) Come and at least visit us one day! Cheers Tomas :)

Mountainfriend

Mountainfriend - Mar 14, 2008 10:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes...I would!!

Yes!!!
It's my desire...
Have a nice weekend, my friend Kristofory!!!

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 15, 2008 5:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes...I would!!

Thanks for your nice wish, I'm with my girlfriend now :) Wish the same to you and Kelly. Tomorrow we go to the forest in the near of Prague, where we study and work. Cheers Tomas :)

Mountainfriend

Mountainfriend - Mar 15, 2008 5:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes...I would!!

Nice Incentive!!!
Do you work together?

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 15, 2008 5:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes...I would!!

Yes, we do. We work in GE Money, in the same building, but in different departments.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 15, 2008 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Ale ba ... ale ba!!!

My friend Tomas ... this is a grand office!I am referring to the mountains! What a great view ... how is the real estate market there??? The housing market in some areas of the US is crumbling. Kind of like an avalanche descending out of mountains. I would be very happy ... if I lived inside a tent! As long as I have the mountains to look at, then I am a HAPPY camper. - LARRY-

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 16, 2008 8:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ale ba ... ale ba!!!

Slovak economy is still in boom, last year was 10% increment in GDP. Real estate market in Slovakia is not in the best condition, (rental is not market like, but there's price cap). There's quite good access for mortgage, but mortgage market is still in stable position, unlike that in the US. 3-room flat costs about a million slovak crowns (50 000 USD) in Poprad. For 200 000 USD you can buy a small house there. However, if you like, there are some official campsites on the way to Tatras, for example Eurocamp near Tatranska Lomnica. Cheers To Arizna. Enjoy :)

Diveria

Diveria - Mar 17, 2008 5:12 am - Voted 10/10

Yes!

without doubt!
It looks like also in the Tatras snow has not been much this winter.

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 17, 2008 6:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes!

Well, it depends. In adjanced valleys there was hardly any snow. Yes, also in highs there has been less snow than usually, but it is still quite a lot of snow there. Cheers Tomas :)

peterbud

peterbud - Mar 17, 2008 1:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes!

Any chances about official trail opening date getting earlier this year? ;)

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 17, 2008 1:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes!

:) Only chance is to go with mountain guide, be a professional climber with climbing ID card, go to polish Tatras, or go to Slavkovsky stit or Ostrva on condition it is not more the season of snow... Cheers Tomas :)

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Mar 17, 2008 11:47 am - Voted 10/10

Nice

Nice Thomas! It looks like a 4000er!!
Impressive! Cheers!

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 17, 2008 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks for admiring our mountains. British explorer Robert Townson said about Lomnicky in 1792, that it is 3000 meters high, and unclimbable. Cheers Tomas :)

hshdude

hshdude - Apr 17, 2008 11:50 am - Voted 10/10

cool!

I remember going on a trip to the High Tatra as a kid (just hiking no climbing). We also went to Poprad to see the storchs come through. Do they still do that?

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Apr 18, 2008 5:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cool!

I'm glad you were here, although you were child then. I must apologize for my poor english, but I don't understand word "storch". Please, help me, describe it somehow. Afterwards I will answer your question. Cheers Tomas :)

hshdude

hshdude - Apr 18, 2008 9:05 am - Voted 10/10

Re: cool!

Hey Tomas, actually I should apologize for my poor spelling...I meant to say "storks". Those tall birds, black and white, with long red legs and long beak: http://homepage.mac.com/wildlifeweb/bird/stork/stork01.jpg
I vaguely remember seeing tons of them in Poprad.

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Apr 18, 2008 9:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cool!

OK, now I see. Storks are season birds, that spend winter in north Africa and summer in middle European countries. They move in huge groups. These you might have seen, but only in spring or fall. They live in pairs, but not huge groups in summer. If you were here in summer or winter, you must have confused those birds with ravens. Hundreds, maybe thousands of ravens are polluting all Poprad, mainly the train station. Cheers Tomas :)

Azra

Azra - Apr 17, 2008 7:58 pm - Voted 10/10

WoW

Great photo!
Great place!
Thank you for posting!
:-)

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Apr 18, 2008 5:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: WoW

Thank you Azra! I hope I will be able to live there in future. Tatras trips will be on in my schedule much more often than today. Cheers Tomas :)

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