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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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Thanks to the map that Erasmus, the German cyclist gave me, I found the Downtown Backpackers Hostel no problem. The receptionist was very friendly and sympathetic to a half drowned cyclist. I was in an 8 bed dorm and shortly after I checked in a group ...

Harmonia, Thursday, Harmonia, Slovakia travel blog

Harmonia, Thursday

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I ended up missing class completely. Not surprising seeing I only got to bed at 6:30 and class was at 9:00. I was also going to catch a bus to Trnava... but I managed to miss that too by about 3 minutes... Not a good start to the day. It ...

Class Begins, Harmonia, Slovakia travel blog

Class Begins

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I had to change hotels yesterday. My new one's still in Modra and more expensive than the other one but pretty nice. And well, still incredibly cheap. My new hotel which is called a pension. I'm sure there's some difference besides the fact that ...

Harmonia, Friday, Harmonia, Slovakia travel blog

Harmonia, Friday

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Finally the day that all Australian Esperantists wait for... the sport day. Table-tennis, tennis and badminton. Unfortunately the table tennis bats were far from ideal and the lighting was a bit dodgy too. They really only had one playable tennis ...

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 ...

Not Like the Movies, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Not Like the Movies

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... a good chunk of the day watching the beach volleyball tournament in town. No, don't go running to check your maps -- Slovakia is about as landlocked as a country can be. Yet, nonetheless Bratislava was hosting its own beach volleyball tournament, complete ...

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 ...

Modra, Friday, Modra, Slovakia travel blog

Modra, Friday

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Another day to kill before the start of the Esperanto school. My hotel room seems to have no tv... so I had to find somewhere to watch the Olympics opening. It's usually the same old stuff at these openings... lots of balloons, crackers, boring ...

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 ...

Eastern European Word Games, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Eastern European Word Games

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... raised. In no time we were speeding down the river in the slender tube-like, glass enclosed hovercraft, heading for Bratislava, Slovakia, Ellen's ancestral homeland. Hiro and I were the only smokers on-board it seemed - banished to the cold, wet outer ...

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 ...

Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Levoca, Levoca, Slovakia travel blog

Levoca

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Easter in Slovakia, Kosice, Slovakia travel blog

Easter in Slovakia

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... the answer, then jumped right back into the fray. Yesterday, the day before Easter, we did a 500km road trip to Eastern Slovakia with Ellen's cousin Martin and his wife Zdenka. The town of Kosice, Slovakia's second largest, sits about 70 km from the ...

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 ...

Picturesque Slovakia, The Border, Slovakia travel blog

Picturesque Slovakia

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... of Pope John Paul 11 Wadowice, there are many monuments, street names and testaments to his memory. The border guards in Slovakia were very friendly, almost happy to see us. This is a really understated country. I did not know anything about Slovakia ...

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 ...

Bratislava connects with Bosham, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava connects with Bosham

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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We left the hell hole of a campsite early, it wasn't so bad in the light but we were pleased to see the back of it.  As we packed up the tent, three chaps plunged naked into the lake.  We were in two layers of coats and gloves so they must have ...

When Sundays somedays feel like Mondays, Komárno, Slovakia travel blog

When Sundays somedays feel like Mondays

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... a much needed refuel but cycling in to it we noticed how a worryingly large % of the inhabitants had some sort of deformity.  Slovakia has proved to be a very interesting place but it has been clear how many areas are full of misery. No sign of any ...

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 river runs through Slovakia, Tatra Mountains, Slovakia travel blog

A river runs through Slovakia

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Slovakia is a very strange place.  I can't figure out what is going on.  It seems to be very poor, but it is so beautiful and is full of natural resources.  We stopped along the river just to get out and go for a walk.  I bet there ...

Bratislava - Hydrofoil Trip., Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava - Hydrofoil Trip.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... the 1950's to 1989 Soviet Domination gave it row upon row of grey, faceless, high rise accommodation blocks and factory chimneys. Slovakia was formed in 1993 by the break up of Czechoslavakia. A funny highlight of our day was finding an apricot tree near ...

SNOWY HIKE, SLOVAKIA, High Tatra's, Slovakia travel blog

SNOWY HIKE, SLOVAKIA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... 's three hill systems: the Fatra, the Tatra, and ... well, another one. on that note: peace out, Slovakia! - Modern Oddyseus P.S. - I'm smelly too sometimes. Thanks to Milan Mizera; Milan; Karel Smeykal; Slavo; Shtefan; Zdenek Jakubec; ...

Miserable City, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Miserable City

A travel blog entry by easties

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We were not impressed with Slovakia. At the border we had to double bank a five mile queue of trucks with their drivers looking bored stiff - they must have been there for a week or so. Then once over the border and approaching Bratislava we found a ...

Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia travel blog

Kosice

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Although Kosice has only about 250,000 people it is the Slovak Republic's second largest city (behind Bratislava).  It is not usually on many traveling itineraries, but we kind of like it that way.  It has a beautiful old town yet doesn't have that ...

Adrians Birthday in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Adrians Birthday in Bratislava

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A long trek to our hotel in Bratislava with a few missed directions in the train station to find Michelle and Carol waiting for us. I took them aside and mentioned that I needed to get some cake as it was Adrians birthday the next day.. and where did ...

onward to bratislava, Vienna wrapup, on to bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

onward to bratislava

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... , I suppose... [side note: I would upload more pictures, I have a million, but it is a painfully slow process. uploading the first 3 took 5-10 minutes. now that I am in inexpensive slovakia, though, i may be able to dump the lot ...

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 ...

Exploring an eastern european country in ..., Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Exploring an eastern european country in ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... European country in the company of two hard-core evangelical conspiracy-theorists is a lesson in tolerance. Bratislava, the captial of Slovakia, is still coming to terms with backpacker tourism. Budget accomodation is in short supply, so when I met two ...

Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia travel blog

Bratislava

A travel blog entry by jag

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... am getting used to these early and late night travel times. It was a 3-hour bus ride from Budapest to Bratislava the capital of Slovakia and once again I let my first impressions get the better of me. After thinking 'what a dump'. But of course I had ...

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