My wife and I took a trip that included Slovakia in August 2007. I have relatives there, and no one in my family had been there since 1971.
It was a wonderful trip. The country is green and beautiful, and rivalled the Pacific Northwest in the USA, where I live.
We visited relatives in Humenné. They were warm and wonderful, and fed us until we burst. When we went wandering around Humenné Mesto, we survived with our English-Slovak dictionary. The food was excellent.
Slovakia is underrated. Who cares about old Soviet-era factories or apartment buildings? In Slovakia, apartment balconies are covered with flowers. I haven't seen that in New York!
I am disabled. On Slovak trains, strangers helped me with my luggage. I had no problems.
Need a hotel in Humenné? Try Hotel Secon. Good food, good beer, friendly people - even a vegetarian choice on the menu!
Ďakujem Vám, Slovakia!
Bothell, Washington, USA
15. Oct 2007 at 0:00