Blogs from Poprad, Presov Region, Slovakia, Europe


Europe » Slovakia » Presov Region » Poprad August 17th 2016

Bus to Poprad was leaving at 11.15, so we had plenty of time in the morning to eat breakfast in peace and pack afterwards. Then a usual minibus ride back to Zakopane and soon after we were boarding our bus to Poprad. Even though it was only 60km to Poprad from Zakopane I thought that the scheduled 1,5h journey seemed quite hopeful when taking into account the usual queues from Zakopane towards Lysa Polana. There surely must have been another route? Yep, it looked like there was one. No traffic at all leaving Zakopane, not sure what was happening in the other direction though as the traffic was not moving at all... kilometre-long queues that way... It looked like everybody decided to head back home after the long weekend... at the same time! The bus to ... read more
Old houses in Spisska Sobota
Cable car going up to Lomnicki Stit
Walking around Spisska Sobota

Europe » Slovakia » Presov Region » Poprad June 21st 2013

The change of time zone had a major effect on the sleep patterns of the BBA travellers last night as we grappled with the one hour change in time zone.To add to this were the 'sofa'beds we had last night to sleep on.We really must watch out for these if they are mentioned when we are checking places to stay at and avoid them if we can.Even the after effects of the incident near the border with the Romanian police which seemed to have worn us out last night still didn't mean we could get to sleep past 4.15am when it became light outside! The temperature also remained warm during the night and this morning it must have still been in the mid-20's which at least gave us a good reason to have breakfast on the ... read more
Summer flowers alogside the roadside made what would have been a dreary village more colourful
Approaching the Hungary/Slovakia border
You still have to drive through the derelit border buildings at the crossing into Slovakia

Europe » Slovakia » Presov Region » Poprad July 19th 2009

Slovak Starry Nights - a weekend in the High Tatras mountains So this weekend I went on an impromptu trip with a group of friends to Zdiar, Slovakia, a quaint village nestled among the stunning High Tatras mountains near the border of Poland and Slovakia. Three of the seven of us, incuding myself, decided to leave right after class (as opposed to a night train that got there at 6 AM, not recommended). A note on train travel: a disadvantage of day trains is they often involve a lot of transfers. We had a total of 3 transfers, and then 1 bus and a taxi to get to Zdiar.) Finally got up to the village around 1 AM and somehow found our destination, the Ginger Monkey Hostel. We were greeted by a friendly fellow-hosteler Kate who ... read more
the saddle
the saddle

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