Tag Archives: Slovakia

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 …

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

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, the northern edge located around ten kilometers southwards of Poprad-Tatry (and thus not far off from the High Tatras) and the southern border touching the town Dobšiná, stretches over a …