"Under-rated, small-big country!" Top 5 Page for this destination Slovakia by matcrazy1
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I was many, many times in Slovakia either on the way - driving towards southern Europe - or on weekend trips in the area adjacent to Poland called Orava and Spis (north-central Slovakia). Usually I am at least once a year there. What for?
To relax and enjoy mountains, fresh air, hot springs, Slovak (inexpensive) beer, to discover amazing wooden archirecture, to meet friends and to enjoy still lower prices than in Poland although they are more and more similar.
Most area of Slovakia is covered by mountains and forests. I enjoyed a lot the only one, really high (over 2000 m = 6562 ft) Tatra Mountains but there were a lot of lower mountains as well of which I liked Mala and Velka Fatra most.
There are numerous smaller and larger cities worth of visit (Bratislava, Zilina, Trnava, Trencin, Nitra, Kosice, Banska Bystrica) but what I liked the most was the countryside and small, hidden villages with somewhat more authentic and friendly atmosphere, amazing wooden architecture and... few tourist facilities. Hmm... I need only clean place to hit a sack and food store (OK, in Slovakia add beer :-) and I always found it in Slovakia.
- Pros:Nature, caves, wooden architecture, hot springs, friendly natives, beer, reasonable prices!
- Cons:Not many tourist facilities in some areas!
- In a nutshell:Relax far from real world!
Excuse me, it's rather quite new traveler's custom than Slovak local custom tip. I noticed that more and more visitors... more travel advice
In mountainous areas of northern and eastern Slovakia you can order roasted small pig or a lamb. Enough food hmm...... more travel advice
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