Travel Blogs from Presov, Slovakia

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Untitled Slovakia Blog Entry, Bardejov, Slovakia travel blog

Untitled Slovakia Blog Entry

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... . I was also interested in seeing the wooden churches in the area. There were three types of wooden church in Slovakia: Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and something called "articular" Protestant Churches. At one point there were also apparently a few wooden ...

Two Castles, Two Churches, Two Thousand Ants, Spišské Podhradie, Slovakia travel blog

Two Castles, Two Churches, Two Thousand Ants

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... on by itself. St Martin's Cathedral wasn't all that impressive, and I'd seen higher quality Gothic altars in other churches in Slovakia. It did have some elaborate wooden family crests hanging at the tops of the walls. The crests were generally set inside ...

Zdiar., Zdiar, Slovakia travel blog

Zdiar.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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many reasons to give thanks...., Presov, Slovakia travel blog

many reasons to give thanks....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... more and drink coffee and eat dumplings and cabbage and sausages and other Czech specialties.  We plan our trip to Slovakia...apparently Presov is about 10 hours by rail so we decide to do a sleeper train.  I'm a little nervous...I've never ...

Rocks Don't Rock, Starý Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Rocks Don't Rock

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... apparatchik who owned a quarry somewhere, and he needed to keep the political prisoners busy. The stones were probably shipped to Slovakia from the Urals. Luckily, I didn't have any ankle or knee problems, but it still made the trail more difficult than ...

Once I Had a Wooden Church..., Snina, Slovakia travel blog

Once I Had a Wooden Church...

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... the day looking at as many of the churches in the eastern section of the country as I could. The eastern end of Slovakia borders Ukraine and Poland. Wooden churches in that region were built in all three countries mainly by members of the Greek Catholic ...

Where They Have A Town Called 'Horny Smokovec'.., Stary Smokovec - The High Tatras, Slovakia travel blog

Where They Have A Town Called 'Horny Smokovec'..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Another day another country. Slovakia this time. When we were planning this trip we had to decide between Czech Republic or Slovakia. It was a hard decision for us to make as Prague is arguably the prettiest city on earth and Slovakia is renowned for ...

More Eastern European Word Games, Poprad, Slovakia travel blog

More Eastern European Word Games

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... for the little village of Brusno at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Nary a word of English is spoken in central Slovakia, and Ellen seemed to be related to everyone. Three days later, after the greetings had died we went on a hiking trip ...

Levoca, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

Levoca

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Levoca, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

Levoca

A travel blog entry by jag

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The magnificent walled town of Levoca was well worth the extra effort made to get there. We arrived at night with the next days frost already setting in. We arrived at the hotel for some soup before hitting bed. The next day we went into Nam Majstra ...

Tatras Mountains - Stary Smokovec, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Tatras Mountains - Stary Smokovec

A travel blog entry by hippler

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... what we saw, check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68QrTUjh5TI&list=UUdOpdcV06POgifi9PC-ct7g&index=2 Stary Smokovecs, Slovakia We spent 3 glorious days in the Tatras mountains. It's so easy to get around here. An electric train line ...

Mountains and Caves, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Mountains and Caves

A travel blog entry by herby

With a bad first impression of Poprad as we pulled into the station, we consulted the "bible" which advised to stay in Stary Smokovec, a village 30min away by electric train in the hills.  Thank you Lonely Planet as it was lonely.  Went for a ...

Slovakia, Day 12 - 14, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia, Day 12 - 14

A travel blog entry by samandgarth

... realise that a global pandemic is on the verge of breaking out.  As we understand there are no cases as yet in Slovakia but a Japanese tourist in Stary Smokovec was taking no chances and had his face mask on! Shelved our plans for a second walk ...

Just Monkeying Around, Javorina, Slovakia travel blog

Just Monkeying Around

A travel blog entry by robroyaus

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... on the map. I rode back to the border then took a forestry road along the river that forms the border between Poland and Slovakia. It was nice to have an unladen bike on my favorite kind of road (good gravel) and great scenery through the pine forest ...

Levoca, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

Levoca

A travel blog entry by herby

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... off dinner!!! The main drawcard for this area though is Spisske Podhradie and nearby Spisske Kapitula.  The former is Slovakia's largest castle which sits proudly atop a hill in the middle of rolling countryside.  There were heaps of gophers ...

These sandals were made for walking, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

These sandals were made for walking

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... I save... 80 cents! I think I failed to really mention the countryside around here, but it's beautiful. This part of Slovakia is very hilly (I can't in all truth say mountainous), with little villages nestled in the valleys or perched on the ...

Slovakia, Day 10 - 11, Poprad, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia, Day 10 - 11

A travel blog entry by samandgarth

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Only one full day here before pushing on to the High Tatras, which we spent visiting Spis Castle.  You'd think we would have learned our lesson by now as far as Slovakian castles are concerned!  Alfie Roose had nothing on Sam after we slogged ...

A slice of heaven, Ždiar, Slovakia travel blog

A slice of heaven

A travel blog entry by meganfisher

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... has to be good here. The bus to get here was really easy to figure out. Somewhere along the way, I left Poland and entered Slovakia. I must admit that while the whole borderless EU thing is nice in some ways, I really would rather have more stamps in my ...

More Mountains, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

More Mountains

A travel blog entry by beth

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I'm in Slovakia now (yes it is a different place than Slovenia, where I was before). I took the train from Budapest to Poprad, then a train that goes up into the mountains to a town called Stary Smokovec. I'm actually in a town a 3 min walk down the ...

Wedding photos from Chantal, Fricovce, Slovakia travel blog

Wedding photos from Chantal

A travel blog entry by skip-ange

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Some photos from a guest of ours, Chantal. ...

Slovakia's Highlands - The High Tatras, Poprad, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia's Highlands - The High Tatras

A travel blog entry by wilsondm5

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... evangelicals, at the back. We also visited the house of Master Pavol that now contains replicas of his alter pieces in churches throughout Slovakia, which allows you to get up close and personal with his works. Our tour of Levoca ended with a tour of the ...

48 km, Zdiar, Slovakia travel blog

48 km

A travel blog entry by jimmymacfad

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... and up and up and up and up and up and up and up I reached the top and screamed all the way down back into Slovakia in a flash. I stopped at the first shop and purchased and scoffed their entire stock of chocolate. Peddled on to Zdiar on the eastern side ...

ZDIAR, SLOVAKIA, Zdiar, Slovakia travel blog

ZDIAR, SLOVAKIA

A travel blog entry by unbound

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... still weren't ready to head back into a big city so we took another few days and stayed in a really small town called Zdiar in Slovakia. We got off at the wrong bus stop and had to hitch a ride with a guy who was leaving the grocery store.  Nice ...

Salt, sun and, (finally), scenery!, Ždiar, Slovakia travel blog

Salt, sun and, (finally), scenery!

A travel blog entry by robroyaus

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After last night's apocalyptic welcome to Krakow and a great Polish white-bean-and-nameless-meat soup at Greg & Tom's Hostel, today dawned with yet more rain. We packed the bike in the rain, had a quick lap of the town square in the rain, and rode ...

Country of mountains, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

Country of mountains

A travel blog entry by laine

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... stopped and got a few pictures of the snowcapped peaks, and headed over yet another unmanned boarder crossing. It turns out Slovakia is a very beautiful country. It is very mountainous, which makes the surroundings amazing to look at. We were going to ...

Passing through Presov, Presov, Slovakia travel blog

Passing through Presov

A travel blog entry by p45

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Driving through this beautiful city. Have visited it few times before and always enjoyed it. ...

Slovakia, Day 18 - 19, Poprad, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia, Day 18 - 19

A travel blog entry by samandgarth

Briefly back to Poprad as it's here that we catch the bus from (at 5.30am tomorrow, Sat. 9 May) to get into Poland. Spent our time trying to get up to date with Travelpod (will try to get more photos on but it does take a while so bear with us) and ...

The dissapearing snow of Zdiar, Zdiar, Slovakia travel blog

The dissapearing snow of Zdiar

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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 We headed to Zdiar for snow and snow we got! Our first evening we borrowed Wally the hostel dog and got taken for a walk through ankle deep snow. Couldn't quite see the Tatra mountains for the cloud. The hostel ...

Tatra Mountains, Stary Smokevec, Slovakia travel blog

Tatra Mountains

A travel blog entry by mark_and_claire

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... and sun, nothing to do with all the waitresses being in hotpants. The next day was very wet as we set off to Slovakia. Unfortunately the windscreen wipers packed up not long after leaving (they're now permanently stuck in the 'up' position) so the ...

Debbie Downer Goes for a Hike, Poprad, Stary Smokovec and High Tatras Mountains, Slovakia travel blog

Debbie Downer Goes for a Hike

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... any more people got on. The rest of us had to talk her down from the pole and convince her that being misplaced in Slovakia was worse than hanging on for two more stops. Our hike in the High Tatras Mountains resembled a hike up an untouched Squamish ...

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