Overview Slovakia

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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Travelling Information in Slovakia

Written by UK Flower Girl on 05 Dec, 2005

Driving: Infrastructure wasn’t an issue at all along here. Petrol (gas) stations were available when we needed one. Roads were much better than I had expected and driving along the country roads was actually a pleasurable experience. Suggestion: Buy a map of Slovakia at a…Read More


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General Notes: North to the High Tatras of Slovakia

Written by UK Flower Girl on 05 Dec, 2005

We left Budapest just after 8am our last morning in Hungary. We went north from Budapest on the 2A and then the 2 through the countryside and past the Danube Bend up to the Hungary/Slovakia border. Traffic was a bit hectic at this hour and…Read More


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The Bike Ride from Hell: Borovce to Kosariska, Slovakia

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 08 Jan, 2006

As I mentioned before, my friend Ivan took me on many bike rides around his home of Borovce, Slovakia. The most grueling ride was in May 2002 with him and his brother Bohus (bo-hoosh) from Borovce to Kosarice and its surroundings. This was a bike…Read More


In Search of Mushrooms and Herbs in Slovakia II

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 20 Apr, 2008

Every bike ride into the Slovakian woods to sightsee and get exercise there was a little lesson from Ivan on herbs and other edible plants that grew wild in the forests and open fields scattered throughout Western Slovakia.The dirt road from Borovce to Lancar was…Read More


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A Brief History of Hlohovec

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 02 Oct, 2007

Hlohovec, Slovakia is located in Western Slovakia about 30km from the spa town of Piestany. It has seen numerous foreign armies run through there, and it has been occupied by many foreign powers and undergone several name changes in its 900-year history. When…Read More


Tourist Rip-Off

Written by mariakarob on 24 Sep, 2006

BEWARE: You have to buy tickets to use buses and stamp them within a minute of entering the bus. The scam works like this. Tourists come to the bus. One of them stamps the ticket, the driver gives a signal to the controller on a…Read More


Banska Stiavnica - Slovakia

Written by Oksey on 25 Jun, 2003

- Gun powder was successfully used in mining here for the first time in the world in 1627, marking the birth of what would be the most exploited technology in underground mining. -Banská Stiavnica is about 200 km away from Bratislava. Banská Stiavnica is a unique and…Read More


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Village #3: Pusta Ves

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 11 Sep, 2004

In Slovak, Pusta Ves (pooss-ta vess) means the Devil's oven. Over the past years, this place has been hell for foreign armies and one lady from Idaho who almost killed herself biking the steep hills and fields surrounding this mysterious place in the Slovak…Read More


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Village #2: Vesele

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 11 Sep, 2004

In Slovak, the word Vesele means merrymaking or pleasure. Hence the village of Vesele is known as the merrymaking or pleasure village. Vesele (vess-uh-lay) is located about 2 miles west of Borovce. Of course it has the church and the bar, but its other…Read More


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Village #1: Borovce

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 11 Sep, 2004

Borovce (bore-ohv-tsay) is my friend, Ivan's home village, and it was the jumping off point for many of our adventures throughout Slovakia. Borovce is located about a half-hour east from the city of Trnava in Western Slovakia. It is a tiny and poor little village…Read More


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