Tag: Slovakia

Monthly Recap: July 2018

July was about hiking and rain. Well, mostly rain. The highlight of the month was supposed to be our 10 days trip to Transylvania. We came back a bit disappointed. We refer to most of our trips as one of the best ones ever, but that week in Transylvania is a good candidate for one…
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Hiking In The Slovak Paradise V. – Small Stoves Gorge

We’ve reached a milestone this spring: we’ve explored ALL the canyons of Slovak Paradise National Park. All the combined routes through all the gorges in the park. Naturally, there’s very few national parks that we know better. But it doesn’t mean we won’t return, it means we can finally finish our complete guide about the…
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3 Lakes Trail To Batizovské Pleso, High Tatras

The time we wrote one of our first posts about the High Tatras and named the Štrbské pleso – Popradské pleso – Veľké Hincovo pleso route “3 Lakes Trail”, we had no idea that this name would fit several other routes, as well. Actually, another version of it is the Štrbské pleso – Popradské pleso…
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Amazing Lesser-Known Hikes In Slovakia’s High Tatras

Slovakia’s High Tatras are among our favorite alpine getaways. Since it’s close enough to our home, Budapest, we spent countless weekends hiking on its strenuous and fabulous trails in the past three years. We’ve already written a post series about our favorite days hikes in the High Tatras. Now it’s time to reveal some of…
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1 Day And The 2 Highest Peaks Of Great Fatra, Slovakia

Probably one of the least known but definitely the youngest national park in Slovakia is Great Fatra National Park (Veľká Fatra in Slovak). It’s also the wildest. It’s the land of large continuous forests – mostly beech, pine and yew tree -, long valleys and green hills. Actually, those hills are around or above 1000 meters since…
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Monthly Recap: June 2018

June was about everything we love in the summer: colorful city parks, romantic walks in the light breeze, millions of wildflowers, lots of time hiking in the mountains, and lots of time outdoors in general. And sunshine. Lots of sunshine. Well, and occasional thunderstorms. Highlights Returning to Vienna. We visit Vienna a couple of times…
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Hiking In The Slovak Paradise IV. – Zejmarská Roklina, The Cutest Canyon

In the previous piece of this series featuring all the lovely canyons of Slovak Paradise National Park, we wrote about its longest canyon, Veľký Sokol. Now it’s time to get to know the shortest one: Zejmarská glen (Zejmarská roklina in Slovak). We may call it the cutest, as well. Hiking Zejmarská roklina Zejmarská glen can…
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Monthly Recap: May 2018

April was a full month of sunshine, azure blue bays and lush green rainforests. Occasionally, also koalas, kangaroos and flying foxes. A wonderful adventure to be followed by terrible travel blues. However foolish it seems to feel miserable and unhappy after such a stunning trip that we had in Australia, it was the case. What helped?…
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Hiking In The Slovak Paradise III. – Veľký Sokol

On our hunt for fabulous glens and waterfalls, the next is Veľký Sokol. Though it’s the longest glen of Slovak Paradise National Park, it seemed like a route off the beaten path in this off the beaten path park. We might add that we visited Veľký Sokol on a sunny September weekend that is already after…
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