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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Slovakia
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 Slovakia
If you watched the backpacker horror flick Hostel, you may not have the rosiest view of safety in Slovakia. Forget all that. Slovakia is among the safest countries in Europe, with crime rates that have been falling steadily since 2005.
Tue, 9 Jun 2015 Slovakia
Slovakian roads are normally kept in good condition, thanks in part to a mandatory road tax common to Central Europe. To drive in the country you must buy a toll ticket - a vignette - at a border crossing, post office, or petrol station.
Mon, 8 Jun 2015 Slovakia
Outdoorsy people cannot go to Slovakia and not hike, just as a foodie can't go to Italy on a low-carb diet. The country has too many perfect hiking spots along the Tatra mountains, for every skill level.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 Slovakia
Slovakians value their privacy and close ties, so they may seem distant and reserved at first. This gradually changes once they get to know you. You should always address people by their family names unless you're invited to use the first.
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 Slovakia
Slovakia has a few unique laws that could get the uninformed travellers into a bit of trouble. So pay attention.