What I saw in Zakopane

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Zakopane is at the foot of the Tatras mountains in southern Poland. It’s the Gateway to the Tatras, and a scenic pit stop for skiers and hikers. The pretty-as-a-picture sleepy little town has traditional wooden houses, bustling markets and lively restaurants.



I stayed at the spiffy Hotel Aries, at the edge of town.



Oscypek, a smoked cheese, is a local specialty.


It’s made of salted sheep milk, and the cheese-maker is called ‘baca’.



Nothing like some lively Highlander music to unwind after a day on the slopes.




Shake a leg. Then get down to a hearty meal and *polish* it off with some mouth-watering dessert.



Or candied fruit, perhaps?





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