11 June 2007

Visiting the relatives

Just got back from the other end of Slovakia: Vel'aty is like a mile from the Hungarian border, Svidnik is a mile from the Polish border. Here I am with part of my relatives: Dominika, Pal'ko, me, Anna. Everyone else was still at work and school. Nonetheless, a good visit.
Petra and I went yesterday afternoon, stayed there last night, and then had an appointment at the museum this morning, which turned into an interesting visit with a woman who had researched folk magic involving plants. It sounded like a lot of these plants are actually poisonous, while controlled doses make them like hallucinogens and stuff like that. The problem is that usually these things were kept secret, because the people who knew about this stuff sold their knowledge. Fascinating.

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