Spectacular Slovakia #27: Time gets telescoped in eastern Slovakia

Šariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.

Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá. Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá. (Source: James Thomson)

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There’s actually quite a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice, says James Thomson, who has seen most of it on his travels around the country. In this week’s episode, we explore the far northeast, which includes the Poloniny national park and its primeval beech forests, the spa town of Bardejov with its UNESCO-enlisted mediaeval square and the must-see wooden churches. Without the highways, time gets telescoped, so be ready for long but scenic drives.

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