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Remembering the Old Times – SIAF in Sliač 2013

There were not many trips during our time living in Slovakia where Susann did not join me. However, there are always exceptions to the rule and today I write about one of the most interesting ones. This particular trip took… Continue reading →

Exploring Slovakia – Zvolen, Banskobystrický kraj

Driving into the town of Zvolen reminds a bit of arriving in the capital Bratislava – what will catch your eye is the castle. This small town with around 43.000 inhabitants (12th in Slovakia) has a surprisingly rich history. It… Continue reading →

Exploring Slovakia – Donovaly, Banskobystrický kraj

Are you looking for somewhere to spend a day outdoors while enjoying the nature? There are several places to do so in Slovakia, but one area stands out – the Tatras. The mountain range in central Slovakia is famous for… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Most Apollo

Most Apollo is one of three bridges that connect the center of Bratislava with the neighborhood of Petržalka on the other side of the Danube river. The other two bridges are Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, Starý Most or the Old Bridge. Most… Continue reading →

Remembering the Old Times – Štúrovo and Esztergom 2014

One of the things we liked about living in Slovakia was the possibility to go abroad easily. One of the easiest ways was just to cross the border somewhere near Bratislava. Trains and buses to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague were… Continue reading →

Slovak Garlic Soup or Cesnaková Polievka

Every time we go to Slovakia, there is one dish we always ask for in the restaurants. Slovak garlic soup is known as cesnaková polievka or cesnačka in Slovak. It’s very common in most restaurants. Now, there are a couple of… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Obchodná

Obchodná or Obchodná ulica is one of the main pedestrian streets in Bratislava. If you visit the city, you will probably find yourself on this street at some point. The street is on the edge of the old core of… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra

If you ever visit Bratislava or Slovakia, you will most certainly come across the name Ľudovít Štúr. All countries have their national heroes, and this is one of the most important people in Slovak history. You pronounce the name like this [ˈʎudoviːt ˈʃtuːr]. Sources… Continue reading →

10 European Destinations Off The Beaten Path

There are so many famous European travel destinations. In this post, we will not write about Prague or Paris. We will not cherish Rome or London. Berlin is not on our list either. No, here we have listed 10 European… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Sad Janka Kráľa

Did you know that the oldest public park in central Europe is in Bratislava? You find it just across the Danube river in the neighborhood of Petržalka. Sad Janka Kráľa or Janko Kráľ Park has its origins since long before the Slovak Republic… Continue reading →

Exploring Slovakia – Bojnice, Trenčiansky kraj

Do you feel like visiting the town of fairy tales? Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia. The Nitra river separates it from the neighboring and much larger town of Prievidza. The town is famous for having of the most visited… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Bunker BS-6 “Vrba”

There was a time – not that long ago – when a big war was fast approaching on the European continent. It was during this time that a group of people gathered and planned the defense of Czechoslovakia. As a result,… Continue reading →

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