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Language learning during travels

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about one particular location on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and discovering unknown territory, …

Slovak Paradise (Suchá Belá)

Introduction

I had a few days off in the last week of June, so I made use of my regained freedom to travel for visiting Slovakia and the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) for the second time in this year.

Admittedly, my first blog-article about the Slovak Paradise cannot serve as a somewhat useful account of the national park, since I marched only through a small part in the east during February as I encountered plenty of snow, but no other hikers.

This article tries to bridge this gap …

Košice, the second-largest city in Slovakia

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 an extension of sorts to my sabbatical page and to my previously published article about the Slovak Paradise.

Short overview

Though just about half the size of the capital Bratislava, Košice is the undisputed nucleus of Eastern Slovakia. The city is lying very close to the Hungarian border, that can …