Category Archives: Slovakia

The Slovak Republic or Slovenska Republika, if you want to use the native term was once part of Czechoslovakia. They share now a similar culture with the Czech Republic, are kind people, love beer and have a lot to show off. We’re going to be traveling to Slovakia a lot since we have dear friends who moved there and are enjoying everyday life in this quiet Central European country.

Distance to other capitals, marked on the pavement

Bratislava: the old city center

Our trip to Bratislava wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the old city center, where old architecture (kept perfectly preserved) meets small plazas, gift shops, unnaturally blue water fountains, strange metallic statues and a lot of places to drink a good Slovak beer. I’m telling your, don’t miss on the amazingly tasking beer that you’ll find all over the place in Bratislava, and Slovakia for that matter. Continue reading

Danubiana - a small peninsula with great art

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, abstract art in a beautiful place

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum is located in Hamuliakovo, a mere 15 km from Bratislava capital city of Slovakia. It’s not found in many tourist guides, but it’s a place you want to visit, especially if you like modern art. Personally I’m not much of an art guy, but I love modern art, and especially abstract art. I don’t get it,but probably that’s why I loved so much to visit Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. Continue reading

Banska Stiavnica: old city worth visiting in Slovakia

Banska Stiavnica: old mining city with a medieval touch

Banska Stiavnica is an old city situated approximately 200 km from Bratislava capital city of Slovakia, in a hilly area. Banská Štiavnica (original name) was a mining city with the first historical mentions coming from the 13th century. Most of the old buildings were preserved and some of them even restored so you get a feeling of walking history all around you, a feeling amplified by the streets paved with stone. Continue reading