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A memorable first trip to Slovakia

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!


Jeffrey Komar
Bothell, Washington, USA

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