Excellent trip, spectacular views, an amazing guide and a great week, capped off by visiting a fab city. My second exodus trip and certainly not my last. If I had one issue, it's that it was a little busy but that is more a reflection on the beauty and popularity of the area, rather than anything else.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The guide providing constant snipets of information and good jokes were always great moments. The flexibility in the approach to the walking people were allowed to go at their own pace but not get separated.
Some challenging walking with great panoramas and the fact that we saw a large amount of the tatras in a very short period of time.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Great, and an absolute character. Full of life and clearly very passionate and knowledgeble about the area, I strongly suspect had it not been for the guide the trip would not have been quite so good. She catered to the needs of the entire group, supporting the less confident group members during the more challenging chain sections on Rysy and near the Eagles Pass.
She told many great stories and worked hard to teach the group about Poland and the Tatras on a historic, geographic and social level. As well as telling a number of funny jokes & playing a number of excellent scrabble words. Thanks Teressa for all the lol's.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Take a big bag as you can leave stuff in the hotel, this was my big mistake. Make sure you have a pair of flip flops for the evening, you won't regret the weight.
Make sure you take a compliment of warm clothes it can be cold at times. This is certainly a challenging trek and some of the chain parts are very exposed make sure you take a head for heights.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
Have fun and try and pick up the lingo ask your guide, the locals love the effort.
We did the cycle tour of Krakow which was ace and showed us so much of the city in a relatively short time and I would really reccomend this. If you have the chance stay a little longer in Krakow as there is lots to see.