Piešťany, Day Four and Trenčín, Day One. -- Half-an-hour back massage in the morning, and two hours in the gym and the pool in the evening: I am working hard to keep my “mens” “sana”. In between, we drove to the charming city of Trenčín. The place has been inhabited since the stone-age, and is still looking good; no wonder it’s rumored to be the city of fashion. We climbed up the magnificent castle dating back to the eleventh century. Not even the Mongols were able to conquer it. One of its many highlights is the “well of love”. The lord of the castle, Stephan Zápolya, had captured a beautiful woman called “Fatima” during the wars with the Turks. Her fiancé “Omar” wanted to buy her back and came with truckloads of gold and jewelry. But Zápolya wasn’t interested in Omar’s riches. Finally the desperate Omar exclaimed: “Surely there must be something you are lacking, something so valuable that you would trade Fatima for it.” Zápolya thought about it for a while and then said: “True, I am missing water.” Omar immediately began digging, and three years later he had at last found water. Zápolya let him have his Fatima and all was well. In reality it took 40 years to dig the well 80 meters deep. -- The symbol of Trenčín is the lamb. It can be seen everywhere, even on the floodlights of the football stadium. And we had a wonderful hot chocolate – thick black paste with little sugar – in a café called “Coffee*Sheep”. They even had a piano for the customers to play on. Alas, sheepish me didn’t dare, even though the scores were in Sarah’s bag.