Category Archives: Abroad

Back in Slovakia (part 6): Košice

Introduction

The second-largest city in Slovakia, Košice, has been on my must-see list for quite a while, yet this blog-post is not going to be as comprehensive as the other articles about Slovakia on this website.

It will be a kind of extension to my sabbatical site and to the previously published part 5 (Slovak Paradise).

Košice

Though just about half the size of the capital Bratislava, Košice is the undisputed nucleus of Eastern Slovakia. The city is very close to the Hungarian border (twenty kilometers in the …

Back in Slovakia (part 5): Spišská Nová Ves and Slovak Paradise

Slovakia, February 2020

Introduction

Winter fades gradually into spring, the days get longer and I am once more in my second home Slovakia.

This time I visited the Slovak Paradise and Košice (see part 6) in eastern Slovakia.

Slovenský raj

The Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) is a jagged limestone plateau without a dominating mountain ridge.

The national park, with its northern edge around ten kilometers southwards of Poprad-Tatry, stretches over a total area of around two hundred square kilometers – small in comparison with the Low …

Sentier cathare and Montségur

Traveling in France

If you have followed this blog-project for a while you might think me as one experienced, solid and well-traveled guy who has probably scores of travel stories in mind (all worth writing about, of course).

This would really be a cool thing, but I have to admit that this is unfortunately not exactly the case – I never traveled that much in my life, and I visited France (one of my favorite destinations by now and the immediate neighbor of Germany, after all) for the first time …