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trans-Slovakian

when I left Levoča this morning I took the bus to a quite ordinary town called Poprad – quite ordinary, that is, apart from its view of the High Tatras: These are the highest mountains in the whole Carpathian range, … Continue reading

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Spiš

The next stop was even better. Spiš castle completely dominates everything for miles around: I climbed up to it – quite a hike – and looked around the ruins, some of which go back 700 years or more: It has … Continue reading

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into the valley

This morning I Ieft Budapest and got a train to a small town in the north-east of Hungary called Eger (that’s pronounced egg-air). Its main claim to fame is that it fought off a large Turkish army that was trying … Continue reading

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Hungarian history on a hot day

today I went to two old places outside of Budapest, connected with Hungary’s history. When the Hungarians came out of the east 1200 years ago (they had originally lived in Asia, between the Caspian and Aral seas), they settled first … Continue reading

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Salzburg

Salzburg is another pretty town in the mountains – or at least there are mountains on one side of the city, as you can see from this view from the castle at the top of the town: The museum in … Continue reading

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