So I would like to consider myself well-traveled and worldly, but when I heard that we would be driving through Slovakia for an afternoon to get from Krakow to Budapest, I realized that I really did not know anything about the country.
Well in one afternoon, I fell in love and was able to add a name to my ever-growing list of adventures to have (check out my Pinterest board with the same title).
After spending so much time concentrated in busy concrete cities for the past week, driving through gorgeous landscapes with wildflowers, mountains in the distance, and little villages was so refreshing. Slovakia, at least where we drove, is beautiful.
We stopped along our way a few times, and the first was to see some traditional-style Slovakian houses, as can be seen above. They are mostly built of wood, and these could be rented to tourists or families.
Our tour guide told us that Slovakia appeals mostly to vacationers who want to spend time outdoors.
Some of our friends tried local plum-vodka, which is served in a unique little glass. It is supposed to be drunk in one shot, but it was too strong!
Another interesting and exciting activity that happens in Donovaly is paragliding from the tops of mountains! We saw so many people in the air. It looked amazing!
Although we only spent a few hours in Slovakia, it has really captured my heart. I would love to take a short vacation there again and maybe even visit Bratislava!