LADIES ONLY TRIP - TIME FOR YOURSELF
When it seems that your wife is not in her element, that she is irritated without a valid reason, it is clear.
It is time for a Ladies only trip!
Ladies, find time for yourselves and you will come home rested and smiling, exactly how they want you at home.
Ladies only trip are very popular because they are exciting and women can relax from everyday worries. We first organized them only for ourselves, but later also as part of media projects whose aim was to let women rest and “switch off”.
First, we always explained in advance the goal of our ladies trip. Once, we planned an adventurous snowboarding and lessons of Arabic dances. We then talked our guest from Bahrain into photographing in the local costume from heľpa. The Arabic dance in the traditional costume was observed even by people from the village, as such exotica is really remarkable!
Other times, we went on endless walks over Veľká Fatra, took pictures of ourselves in sunflowers, visited the Šútovský waterfall, deer game park, garden cascades, koliby (shepherd’s huts) with Slovak specialties and even organized a beer drinking contest! (The thirstiest was our lady winner from Liptov.) On the way home, we usually stopped by Lenka Divožienka, who lives at a wonderful solitude near Nová Baňa. We rode horses, or just drank tea and asked her tons of questions. She moved from Bratislava to absolute countryside, and we wanted to know how living in solitude was. To at least a bit uncover how she lived...
How does such woman “restart” goes?
No mountain hiking, no cooking, just a nice hotel near a spa park, of course with a pool, every day filled with a manageable number of procedures and good food – ideal for ladies only!
In Trenčianske Teplice
One of my friends is an enthusiast for picnics. She really makes them wonderfully. We agreed we were going to make a truly original picnic: on a beautiful blanket with elegant utensils, Champaign glasses, French cheese, with fruits and homemade bread. Mildly refreshed, we finally switched to relaxation mode and slowly moved to the town part which lives in its own spa pace. A pace which may not be interrupted by any hectic.
The optimally kept number of women (there was seven of us) allowed for conversations in which every one of us got her speaking time. Conversations about ourselves, about men, about secrets...
In the evening, the hotel served kitchen specialties. Truly unique foods, but in spite of that, we later still went (for the purpose of further exploration of Trenčianske Teplice) to the Slovak restaurant. Would we resist another delicious cuisine? That's impossible, a ladies only is not about losing weight!
Procedures during the day, swimming, sauna, walks in the park and, in the evening, degusting the local specialties ending late at night. A walk during the night park always cooled us down a bit. Darkness among the trees is, after all, a serious thing, and each of us respected it by lowered volume.
First, I must distinctly note that in Dudince, we did a looot of sports. Even though not completely correctly, as some of us did not have proper sports footwear, but effort was abundant. Hotel guest had the pool available until 22:00, there were no restrictions concerning entry. We took advantage of this service with great fervor, and thanks to the fact that sometimes we had the pool only to ourselves, we came up with several new water disciplines as running in the water, jumping along the pools length, synchronized swimming routines...
The near stone houses in Brhlovice were the target of our Saturday trip. If you would like to see them, do not overestimate the services and phone in your visit in advance. We, unfortunately, forgot this detail and only saw the stony housing broadly.
Several procedures awaited us at the hotel and after those, we (as part of the campaign against slimming diets) tested the unique cuisine of the local restaurant U Sv. Petra. Truly delicious cuisine. When you are in Dudince, be sure to stop by there.
Ladies only camp
Due to large interest on the side of children, we extended the ladies only trips by “ladies only camp”, a summer camp for mothers with children. It is great to know how, the entire year, children and their moms are excited for it! Thus a community was build connected by its common tasks, interests and entertainment. The camp flag gets painted, then it is baptized, and finally get “mysteriously” lost and someone has to find it. The winner gets the most points. Point are accumulated throughout the week and for various tasks: for activity, for tidiness, for a well completed task while assisting the cooks (every day, a different team of women forms the cooks), for the prettiest craftwork (the camp includes creativity shops), for the best mask, the funniest gig, the scariest bogeyman...
Don’t forget to switch off, ladies. At least once in a while, and at least for a short time. A restart is worth it or Ladies only trip for every age!
author: Gabriela Revická
photo: Gabriela Revická, Katarína Húsenicová
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