Travel Blogs from Stary Smokovec, Slovakia

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Rocks Don't Rock, Starư 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 ...

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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... and generally take in some fresh air. We were blessed with glorious weather most of our stay and the village we were staying in, Stary Smokovec was all but deserted. We had an apartment to ourselves so we could cook in peace, have a few quiet wines ...

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

... 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 the next day ...

More Mountains, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

More Mountains

A travel blog entry by beth

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... 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 road called Horny Smokovec. The mountain range is the Tatras, and is part ...

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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... in Poprad, a transportation hub that didn't have much attraction. We stayed there one night and caught the morning train to Stary Smokovec, a small developing resort town at the base of the High Tatras. The area between Poprad and Stary Smokovec had ...

Odds and Ends, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Odds and Ends

A travel blog entry by beth

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... if you have change or a smaller bill. Sometimes ( i started noticing this in sicily but it just happend to me here in slovakia) if you dont have the change they will just forget about it. either they don't care, will somehow make up the difference ...

The High Tatras!, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

The High Tatras!

A travel blog entry by jaywehrs

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The train ride to Stary Smokovec was beautiful, out from the rolling hills of Slovakia into the foothills of the Tatras, it made my lunch of bread and peanut butter that much more enjoyable. Stary Smokovec is a town at the base of the mountain - much of a ...

Slovakia!, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakia!

A travel blog entry by heidiandrew

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Took a while and a few trains to get up into the High Tatras mountain range on the border of Slovakia and Poland, and we stayed in a ski resort type place where we planned a few walks, helped by a lovely Slovakian woman on the train. We were rained out ...

Playing in the High Tatras, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Playing in the High Tatras

A travel blog entry by lindsaym

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... a wonderful mountain chata for less than 15 a night!! There is a cable car that goes up the side of the mountain from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok. Hrebienok is a small ski resort in the winter and the starting point of some hikes in the summer. A quick ...

Stary Smokovec, High Tatras, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Stary Smokovec, High Tatras

A travel blog entry by ced

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Hrebienok, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Hrebienok

A travel blog entry by mimiama

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We are cursed., Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

We are cursed.

A travel blog entry by mrandmrstopp

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... at the B&B, the sore muscles were already starting. Tetry Chata is at 2015m, so we had a vertical climb of 1000m from Stary Smokovec, not forgetting that coming back down was treacherous if not as strenuous. Deserved that hot shower! Took us 6 hours ...

High Tatras, we finally made it!, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

High Tatras, we finally made it!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrstopp

... is in the High Tatras, a small mountain range dominating Eastern Europe. We caught the little electric train up to Horni Smokovec. Our accommodation is like a cross between a B&B and a hotel, with plenty of apres ski atmosphere minus the snow. Would ...

Tantrum of the Tatras, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Tantrum of the Tatras

A travel blog entry by gabador

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... wholemeal bread, cheese, salami and Szabolcs's home grown tomatoes, we set off towards the mountain. The cable car rumbled up toward Stary Smokovec next to us, and we followed its path up through the tree stumps, which a year ago would have been luscious ...

Mountains to hike, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Mountains to hike

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... below the Tatras and links the 15 mountain towns that run along the foothills of the Tatra mountains. A 12km ride up to Stary Smokovec and I was there. Found a cheap private place to stay after asking at the info centre and still had time to ...

Several hundred kilograms of baker's goods, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Several hundred kilograms of baker's goods

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... are all outside the mountains, forming a fringe on the lower slopes, connected by a very efficient electric rail line.  Stary Smokovec, the largest village on the Slovak side, began as a sanatorium in the 19th century and evolved into a hiking and ...

HIGH TATRAS - SLOVAKIA, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

HIGH TATRAS - SLOVAKIA

A travel blog entry by sheppa80

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... the weather was not on our side, we decided to push on regardless and took an electric train up to the mountain town of Stary Smokovec and then a funicular to the higher town of Hrebienok. As soon as we arrived in the little mountain oasis of Hrebienok we ...

Apparently it is a very popular hike, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Apparently it is a very popular hike

A travel blog entry by annacarl

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... ;Of course our plan was to do a hike up into the mountains, and hike we did!  Starting in the small resort town of Stary Smokovec, we picked a trail that wound up one of the valleys, and led high up into the mountains.     During the hike ...

Stary Smokovec, Slovakia, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Stary Smokovec, Slovakia

A travel blog entry by mustexplore

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Slovakian Rain, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Slovakian Rain

A travel blog entry by amverco

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To get to Stary Smokovec we needed to catch the bus to Lysa Polana, walk across the border into Slovakia and then catch another bus to Stary Smokovec. We had some trouble communicating where we needed to go as we were no longer taking a well-trodden ...

High Tatras National Park - Slovakia/Poland Border, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

High Tatras National Park - Slovakia/Poland Border

A travel blog entry by dw98765

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Aug 01, 2011, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Aug 01, 2011

A travel blog entry by jaunt360

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Sauerkraut and strudel, Stary Smokovec, Slovakia travel blog

Sauerkraut and strudel

A travel blog entry by mrandmrstopp

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... had an earlier start we would have tried it, but it was now lunchtime so we gave up on option 2 as well. Option 3 - wander around Stary Smokovec and see what there was. Not much as it turned out. We found a hot food booth, where the owner could also ...

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