Our Europe Trip #Slovakia #Poprad (Part 5 #High #Tatras – #Stary #Smokovec )

Our Europe Trip #Slovakia #Poprad (Part 5 #High #Tatras – #Stary #Smokovec )

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View the breathtaking scenery with hike to challenging peaks or hear the wind whisper through the pines with relax😚😚😚in the rainforest, we believe many people whose know as Slovakia travel or local resident were suggest journey to High Tatras. It also is one of the popular holidays for those deciding where to skiing🏂🏂🏂, scenery, snow, and culture vary hugely by region and resort.
As a mountain🏔🏔 🏔range along the border of northern Slovakia, it is the unique protected area of flora and fauna among high-mountain plants such as dwarf pine, pine woods🌲🌲🌲 and a flora. Rare animal species such as the eagle🦅🦅🦅, bear, or marmot live here as well. The chamois🦌🦌🦌is the symbol of Tatras. It covers the high-mountain area of the Tatras and there are more than 80 tarns, 32 are located on the Slovak side of the mountains (the rest of them are in Poland). From majestic mountains to sweeping landscapes, wide-open skies to exceptionally clean air, High Tatras is home from some incredible hiking destinations.

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you can view  beautiful and colourful houses at Poprad platform…….

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A shop where you can buy souvenir and rent bike



They are four main parts of High Tatras in Slovakia. Poprad City – the gateway to High Tatras, a lot of accommodation facilities and a popular thermal aquapark.

Tatranska Lomnica – If you want to see High Tatras from a bird’s eye view you can take the cable railway from Tatranská Lomnica to Lomnicky štít and travel under the highest peaks and take delight in magnificent nature.

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Strbske Pleso – A little village with glacial mountain lake, a perfect starting point for hikes to Krivan, belongs to the Western Tatras and is the most popular for hikes to the top of Tatras.

Stary Smokovec – a middle age town with the oldest and distinguishing feature of buildings for restaurants, hotels, shop and etc and administrative headquarters of the national park with waterfalls, caves, towering pine forests, rare animals and crisp snow-capped mountains.




Before go to High Tatras, Slovakia, we face the more difficult🤔🤔🤔 and less information online especially in English plus Chinese less information. While we know four main parts of transportation and orientation is easy arrive by trains and trams and inexpensive way to go around. But time of transportation is very important for us whose only plan for limit time🕐🕐🕐to tour this area, we are face of take the trains and trams would less convenient for waiting compared to self drive. Another must emphasize is season, while some area would close and some area would liven up during winter time. After consider all of these we choose tour as Stary Smokovec.

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Selfie at Poprad Station




How To Go:

Go out early of morning, take train🚊🚊🚊as our main transport, and let’s go to our purpose “Stary Smokovec”. For transportation, first we must take the train to Poprad – Tatry after that change to ride the tram🚎🚎🚎( Slovakia call as Tez) to the our destination “Stary Smokovec”. Same as last time tour to Spišské Tomášovce, we are go to the Kosice Railway Station (If you want to known the address of Railway station and more information of the trains you can view our page of Spišské Tomášovce. ( https://lifecornerstory.blog/2019/03/26/our-europe-trip-slovakia-part-1-spissketomasovce-kosice/ ).  In Railway station, while waiting the train we enjoy a great wonderful breakfast with croissant with ham and cheese🥐🥐🥐 and a cup of hot coffee. The easiest access to the High Tatra, is you can the train either stop at Poprad or Tatranská Štrba which are two main railway station and after that take the trams leaving for the mountains. While buy the train ticket from Kosice to Poprad – Tatry with the price of 4.90 € per adult. The train from Kosice arrived Poprad – Tatry within 1 hour 30 minutes.



Having breakfast while waiting train.





In the Poprad Railway station you no need walk out of the station and take the elevator to the downstairs while the station ticket counter would be beside of you. Buy the tram ticket price for go to “Stary Smokovec” with 3.50 € per adult and go up to the hall again follow the signboard of the tram( Slovakia call as Tez) to the platform of the tram ( Slovakia call as Tez) arrived. The checking ticket of the tram is machinery that mean would not have Train Ticket Examiner in the tram, use your ticket scan on the machine. It take about 30 minuted and we arrived “Stary Smokovec” station. For those whose want forward to Tatranska Lomnica and Strbske Pleso remember you must change another tram in the “Stary Smokovec” station also a station to change to .




You must scan you tram ticket with the machine


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Arrived “Stary Smokovec”
Before go forward to our final destination, we walked slowly at the foot of the mountain and delight for view of the town that has a charming historical center full of colorful buildings that date mostly to the 18th and 19th centuries. “Stary Smokovec” a middle age town is a countryside retreat infused with the flavor of the old century building. The town is a recreational wonderland centered, the wooden folk architecture and Middle Ages building🏰🏰🏰, let us imagine as fairy tales. While, these old buildings are remodeled in shops, restaurants, souvenir shops, hotels🏩🏩🏩, etc. You can take a leisurely stroll and admire the architecture of the Middle Ages. It has the oldest building in Smokovec, view of both taste for classical forms and exotic styles.










While to be a recreational wonderland centered, the town as a lively area with a quiet atmosphere. Here easy to find a wide variety of hotels and restaurants, as well as street food stalls. Not only that, but it also have bicycle rental or souvenir shop. After walk around town, you can hike or bike to a mountain. Fittingly, Smokovec🏕🏕🏕 really comes into its beauty in the winter when it’s covered in snow, complete with the snowyTatras in the background. To Be Continuous…….













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Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 4 #FUSION Restaurant #Buffet)

Our Europe Trip #Slovakia #Kosice (Part 4 #FUSION Restaurant #Buffet)

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Food is such an important part of life, people love to eat anytime no matter are men, women and children. During our travelling👜🚄, taste the cuisine🥢🍽 also are one of our main habit purpose. So every time we embark on our journey, we look forward to trying the country national specialties food.

Slovak cuisine was greatly influenced by the food of two neighbouring countries – Hungary and Austria and to add to the spice of life, the dishes vary from one region to the next. The origins of traditional Slovak cuisine can be traced to times when the majority of the population lived self-sufficiently in villages, therefore Slovak cuisine varies slightly from region to region across Slovakia, sure Kosice one of the cuisines also is unique.

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What exactly is typical Slovakian food, you may be wondering, especially same as us whose come to Kosice (Slovakia) for first time? If you want to truly experience the culture in Kosice, one of the best ways to do this is by tasting the traditional food. We like for our hearty appetites: Do away with pesky limitations and like to taste different courses of dishes. To help us satisfied all of these need, we decided choose for all-you-can-eat restaurant in Kosice Town.

Wander through the Kosice town streets and fittingly located in Aupark Shopping Center, one of the bigger shopping center in Kosice. We will find FUSION Restaurant serving authentic Kosice food with all- you- can- eat buffet feast. Look simple from outside but inside restaurant a nice feeling of cosy atmosphere, FUSION Restaurant is serves old-fashioned local cuisine. The restaurant features a daily lunch and dinner buffet; only 4.90 € per adult, a weekend full meal-catering service; only 7.20 € per adult, not including drink but unlimited time.

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We dining for weekend full meal-catering service because weekend serve many different traditional ethnic foods to enjoy. We are enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet features homemade soul food, including many using the Slovakian staple – pork and chicken🍗🍖! Typical pork products include a blood sausage “krvavničky”, spicy smoked sausage “klobása” and smoked bacon. Good taste😋😋😋 for spicy smoked sausage🥖🥖🥖 “klobása”, taste as salty and spicy very suitable for our appetites.

Of course restaurant serve some of the choices Traditional Kosice cuisine includes the unique dishes such as pasta with potato “Granadír”, Wiener schnitzel “Schnitzel”, fried cheese with French fries and tartar sauce “Vyprážaný syr”, blood sausage from slaughtered pig “Jaternica” and etc. Delicious Kosice meals are everything tasting really good, we especially liked sour and salty of Pork with dumplings and cabbage “Vepřo knedlo zelo”, sweet and hot of steamed dumplings filled with apple “ Parene buchty”👍👍👍. Although rice does not grow in Slovakia, it is widely-used in Slovakian and also including in the Fusion buffet.


 A traditional Slovakia food name as  “ Parene buchty” which sweet and hot of steamed dumplings filled with apple



s A traditional Slovakia food name as“Vepřo knedlo zelo”, which our and salty of Pork with dumplings and cabbage






Don’t worry if these don’t suitable for you, they also have serve a few vegetarian options . You can find different type of ‘Treska v majoneze” salad, various vegetables🥗🥗🥗 with different taste of salad sauce and mayonnaise . Choose and try some pickled pepper, Ouh…. very spicy. I admit I like and great for eat spicy but the pickled pepper of the restaurant is very hot and spicy😵😵 😵that I cannot accept. Ha ha ha ha, I admit I lose for this dish. It also has prepared two type Slovakian soup dishes, full already and don’t want waste the food so we choose for Kapustnica soup🥣🥣🥣. As well as yummy for sour taste with the soup is add on sweet cabbage and smoked sausage. We enjoy for sit on a relaxed atmosphere for finish our dining.

After finish our dining, as just now we mention FUSION Buffet Restaurant located in Aupark shopping center so we of course don’t forget spending some time for shopping routine. Well, Shopping🛍🛍🛍, one of main interest during our this time Euro travel trip. Look walk into H&M fashion store, choose and buy winter coat and sweatshirt . Well, we are very satisfied and happy for the price💲💲💲.








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Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 3 #Kosice #Town)

Our Europe Trip #Slovakia #Kosice (Part 3 #Kosice #Town)

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A land of magnificent cities and mountainous nature, Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe, are perfect for many people come to enjoy of their getaway. While Bratislava the capital of Slovakia is the country’s modernist buildings and bustle city. But Kosice; the second city in Slovakia, situated on the river Hornád near, is much leisurely and more contemplative. The Kosice town not only has extensive railway connections, it also is a well-preserved historical town.

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We walk on Kosice town the longest pedestrian promenade in the country as well as the area of historical urban architecture with features everything buildings mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. Although the historic architecture building even this modest-sized and precision-engraving is weaker compare to other euro country, but rich in culture and relaxing atmosphere become one of the most interesting for comes to city breaks.

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Yet, Kosice is the biggest concentration of the historical monuments in the country, its tumultuous history has resulted in an architecturally rich settlement. We walk into built in the late 18th century history of building and our interest-see is the Classicist building with the late baroque elements which performance elegant of the historical building. Here we are happily spend a half-day wandering through lies in the beautiful architecture.








Its heart is an architecturally rich settlement, St Elisabeth Cathedral of the UNESCO-protected, an built between the 14th and 15th centuries, this Gothic jewel as the easternmost Gothic cathedral in Europe. After view the graceful of Cathedral, we continuous walk slowly and walking distance are the singing fountain and next of stand also is another Gothic building, St Michael Chapel a place of the former cemetery and another tourist attraction name as St. Urban’s Tower.










We are wandering through the long main street or narrow pathways of the pedestrian zone gazing at the historic building surrounding with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. Grab for view of a historic walled city core with scenic narrow streets and plenty of beautiful architectural delights. Or you can sit on one of the cafes in the colourful three-storey situated on the elongated main square of Hlavná street, feel of the peaceful and the relaxing city.














Kosice, one such city that offers a local atmosphere, full and concentration of the histories and monuments, by the way it also is more contemplative and quiet of the city which can be found in Slovakia.













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