Spectacular Slovakia #38: A slightly terrifying kind of paradise

Don’t go to Slovenský raj without a good pair of hiking boots and some nerve.

Kyseľ gorge in Slovenský RajKyseľ gorge in Slovenský Raj (Source: TASR)

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With cliffs towering above and water raging below, a visit to Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise) is not for the faint-hearted (or clumsy). But Briton Jacqui Fay, who worked as a diplomat in Bratislava for three years, insists it is well-worth a visit. This national park in eastern Slovakia, famous for its adventurous paths through waterfalls, gorges and ravines, is not just for fearless rock climbers. Average people will enjoy the spectacular scenery as well, so long as they have a good pair of hiking shoes and perhaps a practical Slovak friend, Jacqui insists.

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