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With a perfect blend of ancient rural charms and traditional civilization, Slovakia is the perfect place for a peaceful and serene adventure filled with surprises at every turn. With a strong folk tradition interlaced with a thriving pristine nature makes this country a unique destination to visit, especially when it shows the perfect potential for a buzzing development.
The charming capital city of Bratislava is the destination to begin your journey here where it contains the perfect blend of the old world charm and the promise of a new and spectacular modern civilization. Next, visit Trencin and its majestic 18th and 19th century medieval fortresses before you move onto Zilina, where there are a lot of adventures to be experienced through the various villages and fortresses scattered here. Banska Bystrica is next on the itinerary which has an abundant medieval architecture which is a reflection of its communist past. For a change of scenery visit the pristine mountain beauty in Poprad before you travel to your next destination of the ancient town of Levoca which still retains the old world charm of the country. Move onto the industrial powerhouse of Kosice before travelling to the eastern wonderland of Bardejov to complete your journey.
The attractions of Slovakia comprises of a rustic and old world charm that will leave you wanting for more. The Spis Castle is one such beauty that was built in the 12th century and is one of the largest castles in central Europe. Another must visit castle known for its divine beauty and precarious location is the castle of Devin. Visitors wanting to experience a breath taking view can climb the sides of the High Tatra Mountains that is also home to several unique flora and fauna. Marvel at the extensive and intricate art work of the beautiful Church of St. Elizabeth which is fondly known as the Blue Church due to its blue glazed roof. The Slovak National Theatre makes for a perfect opportunity to view the nations classical ballet performances and opera concerts. To experience the true charm of the Slovakian nature, you must visit the iconic mountain range of the Slovak paradise.
Slovakian cuisines made from simple and hearty recipes are most enjoyed for their simplistic herb taste and the limited local produce. Cheese, meat and poultry are most commonly found here along with the local game and limited sea food options. The national dish of bryndzove halusky is a must try for gastronomic adventures. Alternatively, strapacky is also served with sheep cheese. Kapustnica is a regional spice filled soup dish that is normally served during the winter seasons. The pirohy dumpling is a must have, with fillings ranging from sauerkraut to various other kinds of cheese. The goulash is another local delight that is very hearty and filling.
Slovakia may be a land of rustic and old world charms, but it has its own opportunities for adventures too. Go hiking amongst the various landscapes for some of the best breath taking views. Mountain biking is a thrilling adventure with several trails along the various national parks. Spelunking is an excellent opportunity here, especially when there are several caves waiting to be explored on a wonderful adventure. Go skiing and snowboarding during the winters or kayaking or river rafting on the several rivers located here and have an experience like no other!
In the end, your trip should be filled with wonderful memories that should last a lifetime. However, in the event of unforeseen mishaps and mayhems, you should not let it impact the safety and security of yourself or your family. With a safety net, you will be well protected in any situation. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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