Kezmarok Warnings Or Dangers Tips by evaanna

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Don't lose your head

If you stop your car or get off your bike somewhere in the country near Kezmarok, if only to admire the wonderful panorama of the Tatra Mountains, you may suddenly find yourself surrounded by a large group of gypsy children, asking you for sweets, money etc.
We first heard their cries and then saw such a group of about twenty children of various ages run in our direction but, not having any sweets and not too eager to part with our money, especially that it was not the era of ATMs and we had to go to Poland every time we needed to change money, we swiftly got into the car and drove away. Our Polish unpleasant experience of dealing with adult gypsies did not let us trust their offspring. And how do you control a group of twenty noisy children, all over you to get what they can (and perhaps take what they can't), or just play with your camera or other belongings?
You are most likely to come across such a situation in the country. The Slovak communist government conducted the policy of moving its gypsy population to the most remote villages to keep them away from the cities. Obviously, even if some of them wanted to find a job, they found it nearly impossible there. No wonder their children treat every tourist as a potential source of pocket money or anything they can get.

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2006
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