Today, I had my first real winter hike! Never have I journeyed though wilderness in such low temperatures or surrounded by so much snow! Winter has always been a backyard season for me, so getting to explore the spectacular Tatras on the first occasion was a wonderful treat! I went with the other three exchange …
The Tatras’ Symbolic Cemetery
Slovak Christmas Traditions
Mountain passes, blazing with the intense colors of fall, slipt past the car as my host father and I made our way into the wilderness for a Saturday hike. Brilliant reds and golds decorated the trees which carpet the rolling mountains of the Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry). Aside the country road, a herder and his …
An Autumn Trip to the Bachledka Ski Slopes
Téryho Chata and the High Tatras
Named for the once regularly occurring Saturday markets held in its square and the region to which it belongs, Spišská Sobota (literally Spiš Saturday) is the best preserved town center in Poprad. Once an independent town, it was incorporated into Poprad as the cities grew.