Reader feedback: Memories of Nitra

Re: Mother of Slovak towns Lodging April 28 - May 4, Vol 9, No 16

I visited Nitra last year, just at the end of September. I was only there for three days, taking the opportunity to visit a friend following a work visit to Budapest.

On a beautiful Sunday morning a brisk walk up Zobor Mountain was rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. A flock of buzzards (Buteo buteo) could also be seen in the east.

It was such a clear day that the chimneys of the big power station in the same direction could just be seen.

Although I didn't get much of a chance to investigate, Nitra has seen some changes since my last visit in 1997. Not least the appearance of a Tesco hypermarket to supersede the smaller Tesco in town.

It also has a very smart new internet cafe.

I look forward to my next visit.

Steven B, Scotland

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