Travel Blogs from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

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Bad Timing, Good Timing, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia travel blog

Bad Timing, Good Timing

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... I would make do. Driving back to my hotel also did not work out as I had hoped. Several days this summer, Bansk'' Štiavnica hosted a street festival with booths and live performances. Unfortunately, the festival filled the street between my hotel and ...

SEE NOT THE SKY, Low Tatra's, Slovakia travel blog

SEE NOT THE SKY

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... and many families regard those times as dark.) For nearly a week, we stayed at Jana's parents' holiday apartment and saw Slovakia's nature. One day, we were hiking the dry-yellow ridges of the Low Tatra Mountains.  Big, heavy rocks dropped ...

Travel tips for tight-arse backpackers, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Travel tips for tight-arse backpackers

A travel blog entry by jambo

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So, having had some time to pause and reflect on a crazy year of backpacking, we have assembled some words of wisdom for other budget backpackers.  Most of these tips are ways to save money while travelling and also how to enjoy the ...

Slovakia - And the Dominant Gender Study, Brusno, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia - And the Dominant Gender Study

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Ellen and I arrived in Brusno, Slovakia almost two weeks ago. We're staying with Ellen's cousin Mana who lives on the upper level of a large two storey cream stucco house. We eat breakfast with Mana's always-on-the-go mother Teta Marka who lives on the ...

I've Got a New Girl Now, Brusno, Slovakia travel blog

I've Got a New Girl Now

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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     When I am not walking up and down the hills of central Slovakia, I spend the better part of my day surrounded by groups of Elenka’s – see ending regarding name change – relatives. They must think I'm ...

An open letter to the world, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

An open letter to the world

A travel blog entry by jambo

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An open letter to the countries of the world Dear Countries of the World - Over the last year or so we have travelled to and through a good number of you. We have noticed how different ...

Slovakia through the lens, Brusno, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia through the lens

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 The shots we took of the balcony restaurant should perhaps include an interesting little tale. Elenka and I both ordered roast duck. When it arrived it was cold and somewhat tough. When the meal was over Elenka complained to the waitress. I threw ...

Some photos, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Some photos

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Here are some photos from our last three months in Slovakia.   In September we went to visit a picturesque little village called Cecmany, which is famous for these painted houses. This is the ...

A Castle and a Town, Slovakia, Slovakia travel blog

A Castle and a Town

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We stopped somewhere in Slovakia and climbed around an old castle. We free camped in the middle of nowhere and we then stopped off and had a look around a little town. Can't for the life remember the name of it though !!! I do remember that the locals ...

sun baked and rain soaked, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

sun baked and rain soaked

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... bite and use my fingers to mop up every last bit licking them clean with each swipe across the plate. Upon arriving in Banska Bystrica, I embark on finding a cheap bed. I wander around town, but find little in the way of accommodation. I walk down ...

Quiet times in Krivan, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Quiet times in Krivan

A travel blog entry by jambo

Wednesday is basically another series of trains, starting at 7am, back to Jane's village in Slovakia. As it happens though, it is a series of trains interspersed with a series of buses due to a mysterious outbreak of unconnected train malfunctions. On ...

Guests and Vikings, Zvolen, Slovakia travel blog

Guests and Vikings

A travel blog entry by jambo

June 30 (Thursday), Krivan Most of the guests are due to arrive today and assemble in the evening at the Viking Pub in Zvolen for a get-to-know-you party. When we arrived at the hotel in Zvolen, my cousin Leon and his girlfriend Naz were there, as ...

Eurodoc AGM: Day 1, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Eurodoc AGM: Day 1

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Annunal General Meeting Plenary Session 1 14:30 Opening of the General Assembly 14:35 Annual Board report by the President 15.30 Financial report 15.45 Coffee break 16.00 Enlargement/Consolidation Presentation of candidates, voting ...

Bratislava,Levice,Piestany,Zair Nad Hronom,Zvolen,, Slovakia, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava,Levice,Piestany,Zair Nad Hronom,Zvolen,

A travel blog entry by simbah

... & visited Spa Island which has beautiful Parks,Ponds,Spa Mud bath's, Physio treatments & the 1st & only 5star Hotel in Slovakia. I tried some local Hot fountain spring water that comes from underground & smells like rotten eggs, but suprisingly takes nice ...

Today's the day!, Zvolen, Slovakia travel blog

Today's the day!

A travel blog entry by jambo

July 2 (Saturday), Wedding Day, Krivan Well, today's the day. Arguably the most important day of my life. And it's raining. Ironic, don't you think? It's not like it's a shower either. This is grey sky as far as the eye can see, no wind, here for ...

Recovering, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Recovering

A travel blog entry by jambo

... 4 (Monday), Krivan Today was an administrative, loose end-tying type of day, which basically involved zipping around between Zvolen, Banska Bystrica, Detva and Krivan, primarily to sort out Jane's passport and ID card. The process would take a normal ...

Festivals for the rest of us, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Festivals for the rest of us

A travel blog entry by jambo

July 7 (Thursday), Budapest-Krivan Jon came back to Krivan with us on the train, as he is going to join us at the famous Detva festival this weekend. The next day we went into Zvolen to pick up our wedding photos. Jane and I sat down and went ...

Eurodoc AGM: Day 2, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Eurodoc AGM: Day 2

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Parallel Workgroups Sessions 9:00 Parallel Workgroups Sessions Career Development WG Mobility WG Survey WG (chaired by Max Reinhardt) Funding WG Plenary Session 2 11:30 Election of the Board 13:30 Lunch 14:30 Outcomes of the workgroups ...

Gypsies, grannies and family arrivals, Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Gypsies, grannies and family arrivals

A travel blog entry by jambo

... map, some guesswork and a helpful fruit-seller, we made it to the enormous pedestrian zone (also named 'Namastie SNP') that Banska Bystrica is renowned for. The old town is really beautiful, extremely European and ever so picturesque. The SNP winds down ...

Eastern Europe adventure starts here, Bratislava, Nitra, Banska Bystrica, Levoca, Spisske Podhadie, Slovakia travel blog

Eastern Europe adventure starts here

A travel blog entry by jnewcomb

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... town centre, Route planning Its not all rolling hills and smiling cows. Suburbs can be quite ugly. Cakes again.. Banska Bystrica town centre Roof made from oil drums "I think this camp spot will do!" Please no more schnapps, ...

Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... Stadion at 8a.m. Nearly four hours later, we crossed the Slovakian border and stopped for lunch at a town by the name of Banska Bystrica. The Slovakian town was celebrating its 750th birthday. It lies at the very heart of Slovakia's mountain ranges and is ...

Banská Bystrica, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Banská Bystrica

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Üle kolme tunnine bussisõit Bratislavast Bansk'' Bystricasse oli päris pöörane. Buss läks täiesti täis. Kuna nälg näpistas, siis tuli ka lõuna bussis pidada, kaasa ostetud võileibade näol. Korraliku pika sõidu juurde käis ka seekord kosutav ...

Vaatamisväärtused: Banská Bystrica, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Vaatamisväärtused: Banská Bystrica

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Korraliku turistidena käisime ka vanalinnas uudistamas,mida siis siinne linn pakub "turistidele". Vast õhtu naelteks olid tangid ja keskus nimega "Europa". Selline elu ongi Euroopas ...

Meet the parents (again), Krivan, Slovakia travel blog

Meet the parents (again)

A travel blog entry by jambo

June 25 (Saturday), Krivan I slept like a boulder. Jane says she didn't do anything to wake me except look at me but I can't believe I would voluntarily awake after a slumber like that. After a shower and a shave I felt vaguely normal again. ...

Eurodoc: Day 1, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Eurodoc: Day 1

A travel blog entry by veikok

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The most demanding day, Brezno / Low Tatras, Slovakia travel blog

The most demanding day

A travel blog entry by mrconfused

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... Usually, I can rely on my walking times being somewhere around 3/4 the guesstimated times offered on maps and park signs. In Slovakia, it seems, they're slightly more realistic about things. Having planned a good 13 hour hike according to the map times, I ...

Eurodoc: Day 2, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Eurodoc: Day 2

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Konverentsi teine päev oli poolik,peale lõunat algas ...

Beautiful Town, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia travel blog

Beautiful Town

A travel blog entry by mrconfused

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... go do our first bit of hiking in the Low Tatras mountains. After a brief look at a small map of the country, we decided that Banska Bystrica would be a good place to base ourselves, as it seemed like it would have good access to the park. We really should ...

A long journey, but worth it, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia travel blog

A long journey, but worth it

A travel blog entry by mrconfused

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... (quite sensibly) left. So, 12 hours after leaving Budapest, not more than 100km away, I ended up in the middle of small town Slovakia on a cold night with no idea where I might find a place to sleep, and very few signs of life. I walked around in mild ...

Snowboarding Drinking and New Years, Who knows, Slovakia travel blog

Snowboarding Drinking and New Years

A travel blog entry by tomma

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Got a bus at 6 in the morning from Poznan with a group of polish people to slovakia. At first I was a bit worried we wouldnt really meet anyone, because the whole group seemed very random. All different kinds of people at all different ages ranging from 6 ...

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