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Visiting Slovakia

Since becoming the capital of Slovakia in 1993, Bratislava has emerged as one of the most dynamic destinations in Central Europe. For a road less worn by tourists, venture past the Danube to Slovakia’s High Tatras ski resorts or hike the countryside to find folkloric caves, castles, and cathedrals. Since becoming the capital of Slovakia in 1993, Bratislava has emerged as one of the most dynamic destinations in Central Europe. For a road less worn by tourists, venture past the Danube to Slovakia’s High Tatras ski resorts or hike the countryside to find folkloric caves, castles, and cathedrals.    Close

Stories and Tips Slovakia

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Local Brews in Bratislava

Written by fizzytom on 07 Apr, 2013

When it comes to beer, the Czechs are quite rightly proud of their brews which are sold and enjoyed all over the world; brands such as Pilsener Urquell and Staropramen are not unusual or exotic, they can be found in pubs and bars across Europe…Read More


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Exploring Bratislava Old Town

Written by fizzytom on 11 Oct, 2012

People often talk of Bratislava’s Old Town as being compact but actually it’s rather sprawling with a dual carriageway (which becomes the famous Novy Most) cutting between the medieval core and Bratislava Castle, and the Presidential Palace almost stuck on a little island between the…Read More


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Cable-ways of Slovakian High Tatras

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 09 Sep, 2011

Tourist cable-ways that operate all year round (as opposed to winter-only ski lifts) are situated in three locations the Slovakian High Tatras, one for each of the main resorts that are strung on the Cesta Svobody between Strbskie Pleso and Tatranska Lomnica.**Strbskie Pleso boasts a…Read More


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Slovakian High Tatra Resorts

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Sep, 2011

Apparently the shortest "official" mountain range in Europe, the High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry in Slovak) form the natural border between Poland and Slovakia (historically, between Poland and Hungary), with about two-thirds of the High Tatras, and most of the highest peaks, located in Slovakia (the…Read More


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Stormy Peaks

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Sep, 2011

Having spent more than 24 hours in the car and crossing five countries in a space of four days we needed some way to reconnect with our own bodies and the basics of the physical world. We thus stopped in the Slovakian High Tatras and…Read More


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Getting High in the Tatras

Written by proxam2 on 06 Feb, 2011

Prior to 1993, Slovakia, along with the Czech Republic, formed Czechoslovakia. Slovakia's tourism industry is nowhere near as developed as the Czech's and indeed it is regarded as the poor cousin in the relationship. A lot of people will probably have the impression of Slovakia…Read More


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In Search of Herbs and Mushrooms in Slovakia

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 20 Apr, 2008

In a scene from one of my favorite movies, 2005's Czech film Zelary, the main character Hana, who is hiding from the Nazis in a remote mountain village called Zelary, gets a lesson from one of the old ladies of the village on the wild…Read More


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A Brief History of Trencin

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 06 Oct, 2007

Trencin, Slovakia is one of the oldest cities in Slovakia, if not Europe, too. Physical evidence of Trencin dates from c. 38,000 B.C., but the first written history of Trencin doesn't appear in books until the late 12th century. On one of the…Read More


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A Second and Rainy Trip to Cachtice

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 08 Jul, 2007

Out of all of the places I have visited in my lifetime of travels, the place that fascinates me the most and earns a return visit is the haunted ruins of Hrad Cachtice in Western Slovakia. My first Cachtice journal for Igougo in 2002 was…Read More


Visiting Kězmarok

Written by UK Flower Girl on 05 Dec, 2005

Wooden Protestant Articular Church open 9-12 and 2-5 daily May-SeptemberNew Evangelical Church open open 9-12am and 2-5pm daily, May-SeptemberAfter our morning on the mountains, we were looking for some culture or history. We drove east of Tatranská Lomnica through some little villages and then north…Read More


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