Pension Boca

Dolna 52, Banska Bystrica, Banska Bystrica, 97401, Slovakia | Hotel

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A travel blog entry by jcontheroad


So today was supposed to be the star of the real biking fun, left the Czech Republic and headed into the mountains in Slovakia, the rain has reduced a little but now I'm on the twisties it is still a real pain...I've given up on my plan to ride East through Slovakia, I'm now heading South into Hungary and away from the rain ...


A travel blog entry by janlill


... good economy and was one of the 20 wealthiest countries in world during two world wars.

  • The car industry prospered.
  • Shoes for WW1 provided shoes for army. (Thomas Butter) - that story of the marketing people were sent to Africa and the one sales man said they would not make a go of it because nobody wore shoes, and Butters other salesman came back to said to him that they would make a lot of money because no one wore shoes.
  • Textiles, ...

Krakow and a little Slovak

A travel blog entry by wjtoh


... was the next destination and is also a historic center as it contains the St. Mary's Basilica, rebuilt by the famous Polish king, Casimir III the Great. Inside the town also lies the Krakow Cloth Hall which contains a long stretch of stalls, each selling many souvenirs and items unique to Krakow. The purchase of miniature dragon figures conclude the trip in Krakow (one of their signature souvenirs).

Leaving Poland, it was a mountainous journey up along ...

Hitching a Ride

A travel blog entry by mikeraph


... to get a lift. Ivan the van driver was returning from a delivery to his home town in Slovakia. He barely spoke any English, and I fought hard to suppress thoughts of kidnapping. I was regretting the fact that I didn't check the number plate beforehand (I was texting the number plates of all lifts that I got to my friend Karoly in Budapest, as a safety measure). But I pretty soon realised that Ivan was harmless, so I passed most of the hour-long journey typing up a ...

Driving through Slovakia

A travel blog entry by mizchka


We drove through Slovakia on our 6 hour drive from Krakow to Budapest, Hungary. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous - beautiful green mountains with castles, colorful, small towns, and lots of small rivers. We stopped at a rest stop for a few hours to take a break and grab some food. We had to pay to use the restrooms. After the break, we went straight on to ...

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