Old and new: Starhrad and Strečno

These stony siblings are steeped in history.

StrečnoStrečno (Source: VaGa)

This tiny Japanese woman was, from her childhood, obsessed with tidying and organising. Until she created a system for a clean home with one key: defeat clutter and discover what sparks joy.

And to recognise what to keep and what to throw out, so that the old and useless makes way for the new.

Marie Kondo and her KonMari method is a hit.

While tidying our homes and things we are also clearing our minds and lives.

And we create a place for new and fresh ideas.

In 1235, a castle was constructed. On a 475m high steep cliff, to protect the road along the Váh River, near a crossing from one river bank to other.

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