Tag Archives: Slovakia

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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Levoča

Levoča is a sleepy little walled town in eastern Slovakia with beautiful old buildings, surrounded by rolling green hills. At 10.30 on a sunny Monday morning, the women are congregating in the parks with their strollers, and the men are … Continue reading

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in Arkada ego

Here are some photos of my luxurious room at the Hotel Arkada in Levoča in eastern Slovakia – which costs €35 (about 175 dirhams)! So cheap that kids’ allowance savings could cover it…

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forest

on the way up to Spiš castle there was a forest. Boys and girls, this is what a forest looks like – the depth and the colours and textures! You can click on it to get a more detailed picture..

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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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Košice

I had to get up at 5.30 in the morning to catch a train, but it was worth it – what a great day! The train on the left is the one I caught (actually the third one, after I … Continue reading

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Győr

From Bratislava I went on into Hungary down the valley of the Danube, through fields of sunflowers and giant wind turbines (at first I had assumed these were Austrian, but they went right on into Hungary, too). I arrived at … Continue reading

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through the Iron Curtain

There is no doubt that Vienna is quite a mind-blowing town when it comes to art, even if (judging from the work in the Secession House) it looks like it might be living off its former glories (but perhaps that’s … Continue reading

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