From the High Tatras to Bratislava September 24th 2006 The beauty about Europe is you can race through a lot of countries in a short space of time.
Slovakia is a neat little country which is a bit off the regular tourist trail. Spent a couple of nights in Stary Smokovec in the High Tatras Mountains. This area is riddled with hiking and cycling trails in the summer, which turn to ski trails in the winter; a paradise for the outdoorsy types. Only ha ... read more
Europe » Slovakia In 1918 the Slovaks joined the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe. Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once... ... read more