In John Denver’s immortal words, our bags are packed, we’re ready to go… but there’s a very important task to do before we leave…yum cha! For all of its woes, social media is a wonderful […]
2019 Day 60 – Farewell Slovakia, Hello Poland!
We had intended to stay another day in Slovakia, popping into the nearby town of Dolny Kubin for lunch, to catch our breath before the vast distances that Poland will bring. Here’s what actually happened…. […]
2019 Day 59 – Oravska Poruba
Well, we had great plans for today – continuing our tour of Central Slovakia, stopping in Zilina, famous for its colourful historic centre. The fates however have other plans. Our path skirts the Tatras mountains, […]
2019 Day 58 – Trencin
We’re inching our way north through West Slovakia, through spa towns, endless corn and wheat fields and the occasional castle perched on a rocky outcrop. Following the path of the Vah river, our aim is […]
2019 Day 57 – Hopping around Trnava
It would be so easy, wouldn’t it, to stay in one spot? That’s the trouble when you fall for somewhere new – the ever present tug of war between places yet unexplored versus the comfort […]
2019 Day 56 – Bratislava Castle
Perched formidably overlooking the old town, Bratislava Castle is first mentioned in history as far back as 907. Strategically located on a major trade route crossing, the Castle was also on the ancient amber path. […]
2019 Day 55 – Bratislava
We’re walking in the footsteps of kings and queens today. The modern capital of Slovakia, once known as Pressburg, was also once the capital of Hungary. In 1526 a war with the Turks left a […]
2019 Day 54 – Auf Wiedersehen Austria, Ahoj Slovakia!
After yesterday’s marathon effort at Schloss Schonbrunn, we’re taking a much slower pace today, driving out of Austria into Slovakia. It’s been lovely, but it’s time to move on. When we were planning this trip, […]