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Welcoming...

Slovakia is the country where is habit to welcome guests by bread and salt to give what is the best. This habit is old Slavian tradition rarely kept today, especially in the towns. But the symbol of bread as the best thing they could give you (locals themselves ate potatoes and bread was just taken like a cake or something in this mean).

Orientation

Here is the whole country on your hand :) You can easily plan how to escape or where to go :). Be careful on road because there are still really bad routes sometimes :) full of holes and unexpected things on the road itself. But owever, it is more adventurous like going by helicopter...

Slovak national flag and anthem

Anthem is originally the folk song Pri Studienke stala (She stood at the Spring) and the lyrics was written by Janko Matuska - member of Ludovit Stur's movement. He wrote it in 1844 to express his feelings during the demonstrative departure from the Bratislava Lyceum to Levoca in protest against the persecution of Ludovit Stur and the ban on his lectures at the Lyceum.
In Slovak it sounds better but in English it should be like this just to let you know about the content of this lyrics :

There's lightning on the Tatras,
the thunder wildly roars,
There is lightning on the Tatras,
the thunder wildly roars,
Stop it, brothers
See they're dissapearing
The Slovaks are reviving.

Our Slovakia slept soundly until now
But the thunder and lightning
Arouses her from it,
So awaken now !

Original of this text is saved in Matica slovenska Office in Martin.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Untouched nature, friendly people
  • Cons:Very often like tortoise ; ) slow and little improvements
  • In a nutshell:Surprise at every corner
  • Intro Updated May 27, 2004
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    Mar 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Hello, Medvedik! Thanks for your nice page! :-)

  • Jun 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    How can I find the rimsko-katolicka church in Spissky Hrusov? Thanks.

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    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    only just started reading your pages. planning on trip to slovakia soon. m from singapore. i know how u feel about Chico and the dog.. my budgies Taffy and Tuffy,dogs Pepe and Morris are in heaven too. now how u feel. God bless

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    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    i enjoyed reading your pages on Slovakia and thank you for your tips. Sandy.

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    Oct 12, 2007 at 8:07 AM

    What a wonderful introduction to your country! You've done an excellent job in presenting city, landscape, foods, culture, political & religious influences. Bravo!

  • Rodan44's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2005 at 1:45 AM

    Thank you for all the wonderful information on Slovakia! My wife and I will be there next week, and your tips will surely be useful to us!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 12:15 PM

    Excellent pages about Slovakia; they have helped me a lot for my forthcoming visit to your country/city! Thanks!

  • WrenUSA's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 9:55 PM

    Extremely enjoyable and informative pages. My Son is writing a paper for his school on Slovakia. Your pages have been very helpful for him. A beautiful country, I hope to visit there in the future.

  • maple_air's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 11:41 PM

    haha, i don't think i would like to be in Slovakia on Easter Monday!....hope women foreigners are excused :-)

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2004 at 3:44 AM

    Kakav bedak za tatre... Nadam se da ce uspeti da se oporavi sve to... :((

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