Dreaming of rafting down the Mississippi? Let’s start in Slovakia

The Dunajec River is a picturesque spot for traditional rafting. Let's enjoy the rocks, peacefulness, and legends in the latest Spectacular Slovakia podcast.

The Dunajec River in the north-east of Slovakia was used for timber rafting in the past. The Dunajec River in the north-east of Slovakia was used for timber rafting in the past. (Source: TSS)

A young boy, Huck, and a black slave, Jim, spend most of the novel on a raft travelling down the Mississippi River, the second largest river in the USA.

“It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them,” reads the 1885 book by American novelist Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Tourists can go on a similar adventure on the Dunajec River in northeast Slovakia, which serves as a borderline between Poland and Slovakia. The Dunajec was also used for timber rafting in the past.

Listen to the latest episode:

The peaceful raft journey is, indeed, a great way to relax. Some even manage to take a nap. Hop in our raft and find out more about life on the Dunajec in this week's episode.

Today, adventurers can enjoy views of a beautiful valley and intriguing stories about monks and Jánošík, a national hero to some, told by professional rafters wearing traditional clothing.

Listen to Spectacular Slovakia podcast via:

The Spectacular Slovakia travel podcast is the latest addition to our range of travel-related products. This programme is also part of The Slovak Spectator subscription.

More information:
Print+audio: shop.spectator.sme.sk/newspaper
Online+audio: www.sme.sk/predplatne-spectator

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

News digest: What Jankovská said and Kollár goes home amid scandal

Nationwide testing put on hold. Speaker of parliament received visitors in hospital despite a ban. Foreigners' Police change office hours around Christmas.

Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár

Jankovská admitted to her relationship with Kočner. She also mentioned Fico

Former state secretary of the Justice Ministry started cooperating with the investigators after months in pre-trial custody for corruption-related crimes.

Monika Jankovská

Pass a Slovak language dictation so you can work with foreigners

The draft migration policy proposal is out. Where does a foreigner find the official, certified list of cultural realities and traditions they are supposed to respect?

Some problems with the Foreigners’ Police continue.