Next morning we had a train to catch to Slovak wilderness and Mountains of High Tatras. We arrived in Strba, our base for hiking. We took a Funicular to Strbske Pleso, a mountainous lake in Tatras. It was an absolute beauty. The water is crystal clear and you could feel the purity in the air. After all, Slovakia is one of the countries with abundance of the purest water and air. We went for an hour and a half of rowing, soaking in the view of majestic mountains before we set on our first summit.