Posts Tagged ‘castle’

Villages and Fortresses

From Terchová I travelled further east, toward the birthplaces of my grandparents: the villages of Zábiedovo and Vitanová. While I had been hoping to bump into a long-lost relative, I was rewarded with a different kind of existential experience: a glimpse into the beauty of rural Slovakian life. This was not a tourist area in the […]

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Getaways and Legends

In spite of my original plan to visit downtown Bratislava, I was feeling rather run-down from getting a mere four hours of sleep in a hostel. I opted instead to get out of dodge, book a private room last-minute and head out early on my journey northward. My first stop was Čachtický hrad, a ruined […]

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