Slovakia│European Road Trip Country #10
This country shocked and awed us! We absolutely LOVED Bratislava, and we can’t wait to return to this country to see more of it in the future. Since this was one of our shorter stop countries, we didn’t get to spend even 1/10 of the amount of time that we would have like to here. As usual, we tried to make the most of the time that we had, and we are excited to share that with you!
Lonely Planet always does it best with their introductions to countries.
Have a look at what they say about this little gem…
“Right in the heart of Europe, Slovakia is a land of castles and mountains, occasionally interrupted by concrete sprawl. More than two decades after Czechoslovakia’s break-up, Slovakia has emerged as a self-assured, independent nation. Capital city Bratislava draws the most visitors, thanks to its excellent nightlife, resplendent old town and sheer ease of access from around Europe. Beyond Bratislava are countless gingerbread-style villages, a clear sign that modern Slovakia still reveres its folk traditions.
Slovakia shines brightest for lovers of the outdoors. The High Tatras are heavenly for walking or winter sports, and national parks like Slovenský Raj sparkle with waterfalls. Castles worthy of a Disney princess perch on hills, and quaint churches speckle the less-discovered east around friendly second city Košice. Within a long weekend in this small country, you can hike or ski epic mountains, blink in astonishment at socialist-era oddities and clink glasses in cellar restaurants.”
Check out what we got up to in Bratislava:
Hlavné Námestie│Main Square, Bratislava
Pirôžky: A Slovakian Donut
The Castle on a Hill │Bratislava Castle
Slovak Cuisine│What We Ate in Slovakia
St. Martin’s Cathedral│Gothic Church
Craft Beers in Bratislava, Slovakia
Wandering │Bratislava, Slovakia