Hotel Grand Matej

Kammerhofska 5, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica, 96901, Slovakia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Banska Stiavnica

Krakow and a little Slovak

A travel blog entry by wjtoh


... to Slovakia, where snow covered the ground everywhere. Temperature started to reach negative around these areas as we see the ground fully capped with snow in all directions. The stop-by at Banská Bystrica is mainly for lunch and we only visited a small town square filled with Christmas markets. In the center of the town square there is a small soviet WWII Memorial, engraved with the names of the Soviets that lost their lives liberating Slovakia from Nazi Germany.

Hitching a Ride

A travel blog entry by mikeraph


... crossing the border into Poland, I was suddenly forced to find a new ride. I wasn't even in a town, but luckily there was a petrol station. It was dark by this stage, so I couldn't stand on the side of the road hitching. In any case, there wasn't a lot of traffic passing by. So I waited it out inside the petrol station shop, ****** coffee in hand. I asked each new customer that came in if they could take me to Krakow. After a while, a truck driver said he might be able to ...

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by kirstyandlogan

The weather is still not great today. It's funny how quickly the weather has turned, really makes you realise just how short the European summer is. Anyway, we drove only a short distance further into the mountains. The most adventurous thing I did today was take a walk to Lidl (my favourite supermarket) for this evenings dinner! The drive north was lovely though and still very quiet, which makes a nice change.

On to Slovakia

A travel blog entry by kirstyandlogan


... the track (not the side the train was on) but Logan had to get out and move it. And also needless to say we did not stop in that town to go to the shop! After our detour, and stocked with wine and tobacco, we drove into the mountains and finally found an old camper stop that was no longer powered or used but was still there. Still raining.

Here we go, the return leg!

A travel blog entry by carolina.bailey

... mile to kilometre conversion and lack of accounting for the North Sea crossing meant we were pipped to 1st by a team from Latvia, but we all know this was an awesome achievement! Any how now we start the drive home, today we intend to drive through Hungary and into Austria, for a change it looks like we will be driving in sunshine. No planned stop point on the way home, we're winging it to see how we'll we get on, watch this ...

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