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Back in Slovakia (part 8): High Tatras (Bystrá lávka and Priečne sedlo mountain saddles)

Introduction

After I’d explored parts of the High Tatras mountain range in the last year I made two further extensive tours this summer, and I tried to pick slightly more difficult ones this time.

Otherwise (and because I am a lazy person) I wouldn’t see any real raison d’être for writing just another article about the High Tatras when there is not some sort of a challenge and an opportunity for leaving my comfort zone to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about a …

Back in Slovakia (part 7): 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 …

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).

The city of Košice

Short overview

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 …