Slovakia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Two Days Of Solo Travel In Bratislava

I arrived on a train at the Slovakian capital, Bratislava one cold morning in October 2017. When the cab driver dropped me off at the tip of a solid stone stairway, he said, “Your apartment, car not going.” He brought down my suitcase from the boot, smiled and said, “Bye bye, go down, then walk, walk.” He smiled again this time looking at my bewildered expression perhaps and repeated a bye. Bravely strapping the backpack, I lifted my 23 kilo suitcase, only to put it down quickly to contemplate whether I had been cheated or really this was the only […]
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Prešov – the Athens on Torysa

Slovakia is a country located in the heart of Europe and is part of the European Union. The currency used in Slovakia is euro and national language is the Slovak language. Presov is the third largest city in Slovakia. The historical name of this city is Eperieš, which means strawberry. Flowers of strawberry are also pictured in the town’s coat of arms. The folk name for this city from the 19th century is Athens on Torysa because of it’s high-level culture and schooling. This city is the metropolis of a Šariš region (north-eastern part of Slovakia) and it lays on […]
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Banska Bystrica: city for students

Living in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) as an Erasmus student. The city has a total population of 80 000 inhabitants, making it the sixth largest city in Slovakia. Why do not to go to the capital? In the small city,  people are more friendly (REALLY), they can show you local culture: pubs, museums and everyday life. If you are lucky enough and somebody invites you to home you can try the homemade food. You can feel the atmosphere of the city!   Erasmus exchange “Everyone smiles in the same language.”   It is the best quotation which describes Erasmus exchange experience! As […]
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Slovakia: The Breath-Taking Lakes in High Tatras

Who Doesn't Like Surprises? I’ve decided to share this experience with you as soon as possible, till I feel the pleasure pain in my legs.    So what you should know about me in advance; I’m not a typical mountain girl but I truly love my fiancé, who is a big lover of hiking, trekking, everything which goes more vertical then horizontal. I wanted to surprise him with a trip on his birthday and I found this High Tatra hiking experience, going, and backing on the same day. The Tatras are the highest mountain range within the Carpathians with peaks […]
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One day in Bratislava: a trip to remember

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, with a population of just about 500,000 people and the only national capital that borders two sovereign states. And while Slovakia may not be a popular country or a destination you are set to visit when you go to Europe, if you are in Vienna, Budapest or taking a cruise on the Danube River it’s definitely worth to make a stop. That is exactly what I did this summer while visiting Budapest. Being just 2 hours away it seemed like a good idea and after doing some research on the area I decided that […]
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Slovakia: Banska Bystrica

Slovakia: Banska Bystrica How I Came Here Most people have never heard about Banska Bystrica, or of Slovakia at all. Slovakia is a small country in the midst of Europe, the country of innumerable natural and cultural beauties.  Formerly a part of Czechoslovak Republic, Slovakia represents an undiscovered jewel of Eastern Europe, far from the beaten path. Not a typical crowded place full of tourists, Banska Bystrica still offers a variety of things to see.  I am happy to say that I spent five months in this city, as a part of my master studies program. I received a scholarship […]
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Bratislava: The Difference of an Hour

Vienna to Bratislava One of the problems of working with kids is that when you forget your iPod on a weekend trip you’re stuck spending the entire ride listening to Taylor Swift on repeat because your phones memory has space for only one album. I have no problem with Taylor, but when you walk into your hostel (I stayed at Pation Hostel, which was excellent, and 14 euro a night!!) on play number 34 of ‘Shake It Off’ pop music in general doesn’t really fit your mood. What does is three Italian boys, so hangover they’re still in bed at […]
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