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Terchova Things to Do

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    by GentleSpirit Updated Nov 16, 2012

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    Bethlehem seems to be an increasingly common theme in wood carving. Of course this region of Slovakia is known for its carvers, and in an area with so many forests its hardly surprising that good carvers are common.

    The masterpiece of local woodcarving is the superb piece in the village of Rajecka Lesna, not far down the road.

    The local Bethelehem carving isn't quite as intricate as the famous one, its the work of local carvers led by Stefan Hanuliaka and his sons, who wanted to give this gift for Christmas.

    There are three parts to the carving. First is old Terchova. Second is the nativity scene and third is Jerusalem.

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    Monday-Satruday 8-430pm
    Sunday 12-6 pm

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    At 1,343 meters above sea level, the Malý Rozsutec is part of the Rozsutec Nature Reserve.

    The higher reaches of the reserve contain up to 900 varieties of flora, some supposedly quite rare.
    I was told that the Carpathian orchid grows here, I didn't see anything personally.

    There are supposed to be a good variety of animal life here: bear, lynx, otter, eagle, owl, grouse, grouse, and others. My guide didn't really mention these while we were there

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    there are some great waterfalls along the trails in each of the "holes"
    You will be going up ladders here, some quite steep. nothing to fear, just go as slowly as you need to

    There are a total of 20 waterfalls in this park
    Lower Holes- 2 waterfalls
    New Holes- 4 waterfalls
    Upper Holes- 9 waterfalls
    Tight Crisp-2 waterfalls

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Terchova Local Customs

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    by GentleSpirit Updated Jun 1, 2012

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    Many cultures have folk heroes that serve as a symbol of resistance to oppression, forces for social justice. The tale of Robin Hood is one known to us. Slovakia has its own version of the tale...Juraj Jánošík. Jánošík was a real life person (1688-1713) who supposedly robbed the Hungarian nobility (remember Slovakia was part of the kingdom of Hungary at the time) and gave the loot to the poor. Legend has it that his gang did not kill, and was very chivalrous.
    Regardless, he is the subject of many legends, films and poems in Slovakia and the region around Zilina particularly.

    The real Jánošík was from the village of Terchova, about 25 km from Zilina, though some stories have his zone of operations extending from the nearby to Southern Poland, Silesia and Moravia. To give you an idea, Moravia is about two hours by train from Zilina today, so back in those days it could have been done in a day, not out of the question. Poland is also possible, though it is a few hours farther.

    There is a public record of a death sentence as he was a Highwayman, however, there are many different stories as to how he actually died and there is no official record of his death. Most assume it would have been carried out the same day as his sentence, but who knows.

    Like a good folk tale, the story of Juraj Jánošík probably is mostly true, but the telling and re-telling has added to the story, making it much more than he was in real life.

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Terchova What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are going to hike the Janosikove Diery you can do the lower hole with regular sport shoes. However, I would advise that you wear proper hiking boots especially if you plan on going farther up.
    If you are on the rocks and ladders they will get slippery, hiking shoes would be best.

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