Lady in Slovakia

If you drive from Bratislava to the High Tatras, make sure to have your camera ready. The scenic road runs alongside green farmland, picture-pretty church spires, and bucolic rivers. The best stretches even go by castles. Lots of castles.

Castle in Slovakia


Lady in Bratislava

Bratislava surprised me. When I studied in Prague years ago my professors told me and my fellow classmates that we should all go hiking in Slovakia, but that we should skip its capital city. Several students ignored their advice and did the exact opposite. They came back with tales of a small city that paled in comparison with its Czech counterpart. They assured the rest of us that we shouldn’t go.

Statue of a man on a horse in Bratislava Slovakia