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    Did You Know: Slovakia is home to one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe? They even rival the Alps, I promise! Click to discover more Secrets of Slovakia.

    10 Secrets of Slovakia

    Central Europe Travel Tips

    When you dream of European mountains, what comes to mind? I often picture the Alps in Switzerland and Bavaria. I imagine myself frolicking amongst the Dolomites in Italy and the Pyrenees in France. I long to set eyes on Norway’s endless line of peaks, reaching north like outstretched fingers. But Slovakia wasn’t on my radar… at least not until I visited. While living in Budapest, Slovakia quickly became a go-to for a little escape. My first encounter with Slovakia was…

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    Accidental Memories

    Despite the late October chill christening the air, the sun, streaming through the branches of towering evergreens, warmed my face. I sat atop small boulders lining the riverbed, digging my…

  • Cake culture in Budapest
    Budapest

    A Cake is Worth a Thousand Bites

    Strolling by a cukrΓ‘szda (a bakery with CAKE and other sweet delights), my heart skips a beat. I get nervous; my palms sweat, my mouth is dry. I make brief…