Monthly Recap: August 2018

We are sad to see this beautiful summer go. Okay, we usually are. Spring and summer are our favorite half of the year, and we spend as much of it outdoors as we can – often hiking somewhere in the mountains. Just like it happened in August.


Logar Valley, Slovenia

Returning to Slovenia. Ever since we’ve been to Slovenia for the first time (and it has already been two years ago), we were so eager to return. Finally we made it happen this August, and Slovenia didn’t disappoint this time either. We explored a barely known region: the Logar Valley and the Kamnik–Savinja Alps – such a tiny country with so many breathtaking natural beauties!

Strecno Castle, Slovakia

Castle ruins in Slovakia. Though we’ve thoroughly explored the natural beauties of Slovakia in the past years, its cultural beauties have been ignored a bit – and we blame those amazing views of the Fatras and Tatras for that. 😛 But this August we visited two wonderful castle ruins standing on impressive hilltops at picturesque river bends. We were surprised how well-preserved Orava Castle is, and we loved the panorama from Strečno Castle! You can be sure to hear more about them…

Destinations visited

Logar Valley, Slovenia

Budapest, Hungary
Strečno Castle, Slovakia
Orava Castle, Slovakia
Great Fatra National Park, Slovakia
Kamnik–Savinja Alps, Slovenia

Most popular post from August

3 Lakes From Tatranská Polianka, High Tatras: Velické pleso – Dlhé pleso – Zamrznuté pleso – next piece of the series featuring the amazing, lesser-known trails in Slovakia’s High Tatras; we take you to three incredibly beautiful alpine lakes this time.

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Coming up in September

As it usually happens, we are out of vacation days by now. But there will be some long weekends in autumn, and we have countless ideas how to use them. We also plan to continue our weekend getaways in our neighboring countries – and in Hungary, too.

How was your August? What are your plans for the next month?

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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