Our Europe Trip – Slovakia (Part 6 – Stary Smokovec-Hrebienok fun.

 

Our Europe Trip – Slovakia -High Tatras ( Part 6- Stary Smokovec-Hrebienok funicular )

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Prefer of different fun on Stary Smokovec , adventure in the caves, swim🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️ or walking at the waterfall and hiking to the mountain for fresh air. From Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok while trails are excellent for hiking and biking🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️🚵‍♂️, where Hrebienok being the starting point of several high mountain routes as well as easier walks. Smell nature breath, observe butterflies flying and listen be serenaded by a chorus of insect during mountainous trips.

Of course, different seasonal has different fun experience. In winter, it becomes a pristine alpine cross-country skiing or snowshoe track, exciting enough to satisfy any snow-lover. Skiing🏂🏂🏂 where day and night sledding in Hrebienok is among the best winter experiences in the Tatras. The Stary Smokovec ski center is divided into two sites: Jakubkova meadow and Hrebienok, both 600 m apart that dedicated beginners ski slopes. It caters perfectly to any level, with the first time skiing snow visitor to the experienced, for intermediates of the long and wide trails are a perfect piste are just for everyone.

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If same as us not plan for skiing, we are choose easy walk to the Hrebienok from Stary Smokovec. Hrebienok, a height of 1,285 meter, not only is terraced appearance in the High Tatras, plus you can crisp snow-capped mountains🏔🏔 and view the skyline of Poprad at the same time. While during winter time, a several of specialist winter favourite attractions spot on snow play area wait for us on the top of Hrebienok. The most comfortable way of getting to Hrebienok from Starý Smokovec is take the ground cabin🚋🚋🚋 cable-way with a return ticket for adults is 11€ at the weekend (9 € on weekdays). By the way, we choose for invigorating as a walk through the snow, to the top of Hrebienok, remember prepared the snow shoes as the track gets covered in a thick blanket of snow. In the winter mountain hike, because of this: you can feel the adventure even more than in the other seasons. Although the snow is thick, especially hard for walking and hike on a deep of snow land, but our heart are glad for walk on the glistening and windy of snowy. We always busy for keep our eyes👀👀👀 during hiking, we are be rewarded for view with visions of towering pine forests🌲🌲 🌲and crisp snow-capped mountains.

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In this long and well-defined of hiking trail offers refreshing views, we are gaze at an impressive colour palette created by tall mountain oak and sycamore forest looming overhead, as well as natural beauties of white snow. It really comes into its beauty in the winter when it’s covered in snow, plus complete with the snowy Tatras🏔🏔 in the background. Immerse our self in the supreme beauty of the winter scene on a foot of mountain fringed by towering oak and sycamore trees.

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If you’re craving beauty of the man-made variety, view for the masterpiece of ice, on the top of Hrebienok that conduct in winter season only. Every year there is organized competition called Tatry Ice Master that emerges the best sculptor of ice figures. In front of our eye is the majestic piece of art, an bigger of the Ice sculpture with using unbelievable number of ice blocks and the magical material of glass as artistic decorations. Plus the colourful of lights use for mention the exquisite craftsmanship and establish the beauty of art. Masterpiece of ice plus the snow land and natural of mountain bring us a feeling a art of atmosphere.

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Except view the art for the masterpiece of ice, winter entertainment that welcome you to joint for play in winter spot: inner tube downhill on ice and downhill on a sled. While inner tube downhill on ice is most suitable for children. But the most favorite entertainment is on which the went – downhill on a sled, which most all of the visitor would play regardless adult or children. By the way, you can borrow the sled either on foot of mountain or at the top of Hrebienok. That is fun and happy😃😃😍 for use a full day to play downhill on a sled.

At the top of Hrebienok, you can find a restaurant, a holiday home and a panoramic terrace. We enjoy for fabulous view, the spectacular mountains and valley with natural beauties of white snow. Use our eyes👀👀👀appreciate for the birds🦅🦅🦅 that freedom fly surround on the top of forest. Peaceful feeling for use our heart listen👂👂 👂and view, the beauty of untouched nature covered with a blanket of snow combined with the depth of silence in a beautiful setting to get in touch with oneself.

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As we mentioned last time, you can find the restaurant at the at the foot of the mountain. So for end of our Stary Smokovec trip with enjoy a dinner in small-scale restaurant behind of the railway station. One of attract us is different authentic Slovakia cuisine of set menu: one main course and soup with price 4.5€ per set. Take a rest and relaxing for sit on chair, Ah! No idea take order for dishes and direct ask the boss recommend and prepared for it. Wow that’s nice, two different flavorful of vegetable soups🥣🥣 🥣help us stay warm and cozy after go down from winter mountain. Great good smell let our stomach feel hungry again. Simultaneously, taste good for prefect of delicious pork🐷🐷🐷 plus rice and french fries, I like the recipe for the sauce of meat🐮🐮🐮 added the soft of bread🍠🍠🍠. Although we are first time taste authentic Slovakia cuisine, but we satisfying and like to savour these wonderful dishes. Let us happiness and enjoy a delicious of dinner.

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#LifeCornerStory
#TwoSistersTravellers🛫📷📸
#Slovakia
#Poprad
#High #Tatras
#Stary #Smokovec– #Hrebienok #funicular
#With#83Photos
#EuropeWinterTrip2019

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Having breakfast while waiting train.

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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 .

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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.

 

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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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#TwoSistersTravellers🛫📷📸
#Slovakia
#Poprad
#High #Tatras
#Stary #Smokovec
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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.

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

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

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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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#LifeCornerStory
#TwoSistersTravellers🛫📷📸
#Slovakia
#Kosice
#FUSION #Restaurant
#Buffet
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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#LifeCornerStory
#TwoSistersTravellers
#Slovakia
#Kosice
#Kosice #Town
#EuropeWinterTrip2019

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Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 2 #Tomasovsky #Vyhlad #Viewpoint)

Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 2 #Tomasovsky #Vyhlad #Viewpoint#Kosice)

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We continuously walk toward Tomasovsky Vyhlad viewpoint, stepping your foot on a hiking trail to the small hill🏞🏞🏞. On the top of the small hills, you’ll find the fantastic views for one village sits at the heart around by an extensive and prolific fertile Agricultural, each village connect to the other village. This also is one of the entry for Slovak Paradise National Park, a national park presents a natural complex of extraordinary values and beauty. We are travel in the wintertime so would not view for harvest agriculture but the area, rich in the soil, another striking scenery views give us delightful feeling. Although we can easily hike in other seasons, even in the winter, we really didn’t expect to walk on snowor ice, it would be more difficult than usual. This is the effort that even people who grew up in the four seasons but who are not in the snow country will hard walk on snow or ice, especially likes us whose live in country do not have the four seasons but it is a good experience.

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In the wintertime, although not easy while walking hiking on the ice up trails but it also bestow us only winter have the scenery. Oh, be careful ah😲😲😲… careful and concentrate for walking with avoid for fell down on our walking hiking. White and crystalline of trails give us clearly capture the route connection from a village to other village🏕🏕🏕. The serene beauty of the rurals are surrounded by layered brown wide soils and connect by the snow road to the other rurals is a wonderful sight to behold.

Traveling in winter, although it has no spring flowers🌻🌷🌸, summer green🌲🌳🌳, autumn red🍁🍁🍁 but fertile and cultivated colors bring us another beautiful art. From the path, you can peer down at a desolate meadow in winter and enjoy for view wide land concealed by a minor of pure white snow while the art that nature bestow to us. This is a simple art painting rarely seen in nature. You can image the layered brown and orange of the fields are same like the picture of an oil painters brush strokes, but these pastel-colored hills are reality in front of our eyes .

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Slovak Paradise National Park presents a natural complex of extraordinary values and beauty. Many mysterious eye-catching ravines and tight formations can be admired throughout the area. Slovak Paradise National Park offers specific conditions for the life of rare and seldom seen fauna and flora.

 

 

As mentioned before, this is one of the entrances to the Slovak Paradise National Park. But when we arrived, we discovered that there are not only Slovak Paradise National Parks but also link with other forests🏞🏞.🏞Although we didn’t go deep into the forest, but in the forest we saw that the beauty of the autumn red leaves fell on the white snow-covered land🍁🍂🍂. Plus, you also can view some part of green forset🌲🌳🌲. We think this is the beauty of another painting of nature. Of course, its also have the leafless of trees which around the pure white of the snow. Not only for that, have some mountain climbers made a mark on the tree to let other mountain climbers know where the nearest exit is. We believe this is one of the Slovakia climbing attractions in the summer. Plus, this forest is also a relaxing place for nearby residents to walk or jogging🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️.

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On the top of small hill, another direction which only 500 mater is another tourist view that is Tomasovsky vyhlad, most popular viewpoint at the rocky terrace on the left bank of the Hornad river. It offers unique views of inner parts of the Slovak Paradise (of the Biely potok and Prielom Hornádu valleys) and through the Hornádska kotlina basin of the nearby Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras) mountains🏔. Because off we have not any experience hiking mountain on the wintertime and we have not bring any climbing mountain accessories. So we decide not walk forward it, Tomasovsky vyhlad viewpoint, but we have prepared the photo which take by website in other season let everybody view.

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Sometimes away from the hustle and bustle of the city🏙🏙🏙, visit for this small and simple of nature village🏕🏕🏕 with did not infect too many of tourist areas. Just sit quietly sitting on this hill and daze, breathe the fresh and natural air, feel the cool breeze and look at the beautiful panoramic scenery, let your body and mind get the proper decompression, and it will be a lot easier .Conclusion, this is location is very suitable whether for mountain climber or a favorite of nature and visit the rurals.

 

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#LifeCornerStory
#TwoSistersTravellers🛫📷📸
#Slovakia
#Kosice
#Tomasovsky #Vyhlad #Viewpoint
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Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 1 #SpišskéTomášovce, #Kosice)

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Our Europe Trip #Slovakia (Part 1 #SpišskéTomášovce, #Kosice)

For those whose want a reprieve from city life with seeking its secluded hamlets of and have not infect on the wave of tourist culture, we choose one of the beautiful farmer village 🏕 🏕 🏕 called Spišské Tomášovce, Slovakia. A scenic location while at the same time view for a natural complex of extraordinary with simpler times of farmer village and rich fertile Agricultural land. Spišské Tomášovce village, one of the entry for Slovak Paradise National Park with numerous interesting sites can be visit but at the same time it’s retain a village feel local farmer cultural so with seldom have hotel🏩🏩 🏩and restaurant🍽🥢🥄. It a quiet small village, which bisects a lush of mountain with views of the surrounding foothills, encircled by vibrantly fertile Agricultural land. Of course some people will think such as this place is not easy to arrive for those whose haven’t take own transport. You are wrong, you can rarely easy for travel by train🚉🚉🚉 and just walk around 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️ 500 meter to arrived Spišské Tomášovce village. We use one day for visit this village by take the train as our transport

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How To Go:
In Europe, train🚉🚉🚉 is extremely vast with can truly connect everywhere of European, even from the bustling capital cities to the smallest villages so you can get arrived the beaten path without having to rent a car. In Kosice Slovakia, that is only has one Railway Station which situated at Staničné námestie and near the western bank of the river Hornád. Although it has different type of train at Europe but for go to Spišské Tomášovce, you must use Local Regional Trains. Regional trains are stop by stop at every train station even in small region. Today, regional train still is their main and popular transport especially for the small village. Many town 🏙🏙🏙 or village🏡🏡🏡 can only arrived by Regional Trains and Spišské Tomášovce is one of village while they are one of the best ways to transport you to non-touristy areas. Remember normally some small train station is no has counter to sale the ticket🎫🎫🎫, so you must purchases the ticket from the Train Ticket Examiner at the train that is why I mentioned just now also can purchases ticket from Train Ticket Examiner. Regional Trains do not have high speed train save the time and must use more time to arrive the destination, of course compare to other the price is most cheaper. You no need to buy train ticket early, you can either direct buy from station ticket counter or buy from Train Ticket Examiner in the train. By the way , the ticket price from Kosice to Spišské Tomášovce is 4.45 € per adult💲💲💲.

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Train Station at Kosice

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Coffee Machine at station

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Let me think what i want to drink

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You can find money changer at the train station

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This is a train ticket with a valid time of 24 hours🕛🕛🕛. One of the benefits for us by using Regional Train, while you can use valid time of day to get to your destination. In our planning, we plan for catch up on train in 07:15am and we buy the train ticket for that time but we late for 5 minute and the train is leave off. Lucky, the train ticket valid on 24 hour so we no need waste the money for purchase another train ticket. While wait for the train arrived, relax on the station and drink a cup coffee. HAHAHA….😝😝😝.

 

 

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Traveller with Micky Mouse

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Remember press the GREEN button for open when you want get down

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A really small train station

Although, this is not our first time to take the train for travel but this is our first time ride the train as travel in Europe. For use train as transport to a travel destination either can be easy and can be hard. First you must look for the “Departure LCD Monitor”, there are usually multiple LCD Monitor throughout at the train station and one main LCD Monitor at entry place. Normally “Departure LCD Monitor” has two languages one is local language and another one is English so you must patient for wait of English language. The most important thing to note is departure time, direction, destination to make sure your train is in which platform. Especially for Regional Train, the area you arrived maybe not show at Destination Category, would show at Direction Category because the Destination is their final stop. Direction normally is stop by stop at every smaller train station and your arrived area maybe stop at one of them. Sometimes the train you take may appear in the “Departure LCD Monitor” a few minutes before train departure to inform you which platform will arrive so you must always pay attention to the LCD Monitor. And remember when get off and get on the train, the door is not automatic so you must press the GREEN button just beside the door. Oh, make sure you must wait in front of the door EARLY and press the GREEN button when get off the train. For those who missed your destination, don’t worry you can got out on next destination and just walk to opposite side for wait another train.

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Arrived Village:
Sometime we like chooses the train as one of our public transport. This is because different scenery🏞🛤🛤 show in front of your eyes when the train is moving slowly and it is good felling. On the road for go to the Spišské Tomášovce, let us feel alleviate and sit on the train for view of different natures view in different small villages. After take off the train, we take a simple walk around village, a simple small farmer village compare other scenic spots in European but its give us a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Although the village does not have distinctive features like the ancient stone cottages but the houses of village give us farmer local feel. Rich color of house🏚🏠🏡 with each of the house constructions representative every local resident culture gives us view how resident cherish and attach importance to their village. The residents in this village are kindly, while we something for ask them, they would answer you with friendly. Ok! Follow us to continue exploring this small farmer village.

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Our #Europe Trip > #Slovakia-#Kosice (Introduction)

Our #Europe Trip > #Slovakia-#Kosice (Introduction)

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Some buildings at main street, Kosice

In planning journey of Europe, we believe it is one of the best adventures any traveler can experience. Because challenge in terms of budget, destination for travel and accommodation. This is our FIRST Europe trip, choosing well-researched itinerary is essential for us. How to plan a different scenery and economic trip is our main goal. Journey Europe is can be expensive and can be budget.For the budget first, you must have good physical strength💪 💪💪and planning is one of the important part for save the cost.Europe, its cities are gorgeous and historic, its mountains are natural scenery and picturesque⛺🏞🏔. For our planning itinerary journey, most challenging is to get a real feel for their culture, natural, and traditions dishes on, with there is an important fact on your mind: Budget💲💲💲.

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What are me thinking about?

 

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We (two sisters) left from Malaysia, KLIA 🛫🛫🛫and upon arrival in the city of Budapest, Hungary. After collect our baggage, we direct take the long-distance bus🚌🚌🚌 from airport to the Kosice, Slovakia. Many European countries have comfortable and cheap long-distance bus services between them. Although long-distance bus aren’t as comfortable as trains, but often they are astonishingly cheap. Before start our Europe trips, we have already planning choose the best route for us from Country to Country and book our tickets on website. Normally we use the website of http://www.rome2rio.com and http://www.goeuro.com.

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Waiting flight at KLIA, Malaysia

Filter for cheapest, timetable schedule, fastest and destination of departure, we choose Flixbus Europe🚌 🚌🚌the most important can departure from the Budapest Airport. Ok, well, it can save the transports fee from airport to bus station. For those buy the early ticket from website if you wish to change date, timetable and destination ,no worry Flixbus Europe provide the service for you can easy change from website of course it got small charge. From Budapest Airport to Kosice Slovakia, Bus Station is takes around 3 hour 30min.And the bus ticket price is 9.99 € per adult + 0.41 € (Debit and Credit Card Charge).

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Waiting Area for FlixBus at Budapest Airport

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FlixBus we take from Budapest to Kosice

Kosice, the second biggest town of Slovakia and KOŠICE is not only the centre of eastern Slovakia but also the core of the Eastern Carpathians where several ethnicities live. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary.

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For accommodation🛏🛏🛏 , we have using Airbnb, it provides a more local experience. We take the 6 night in Kosice, Slovakia and we choose for stay in a comfy and modern, fully equipped apartment in the Centre of Kosice. It just 10 minutes’ walk to Main Street and close to groceries hypermarket. The host of Airbnb prepared fully complete Kitchen equipment that can help us economize by prepared and enjoy breakfast and some dinners by our self. A good experience to stay with provides everything we needs for Reasonable Price.

 

Remember, cook by our self to save some of cash whilst travel during Europe. First day arrival on Kosice, Slovakia, first thing must do is take a couple of hours to go to grocery supermarket buy the food ingredients we needs. We choose for Lidl supermarket (discount supermarket chain) located next of the Train Station and Billa supermarket (‘cheap supermarket chain’) located in one of the bigger shopping center in Kosice. We buy some meat🥩🥩🥩, fresh produce🍓🥒🥔, dairy🧀🧀🧀, and baked goods🍞🥐🥖 with total price are 13.50€ for 1 week while we stay at Kosice, Slovakia.

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First step, buy a whole bread

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Second step step, close up and choose now many pieces you want

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Final, became like that

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These all the groceries and food ingredient enough for 1 week for 2 person.

To get around the Kosice Town, we suggest can be for walking🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️but you also can using public transport🚎🚌🚖🚘 and Taxify. But remember Taxify is not have service of pay by cash, it`s direct less from your debit or credit card.

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Although walking🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️ is our main transport, but in our Europe Travel Trip (Four Country) using public transport for go too far destination inevitable for us view of different scenery🛤🛤🚉. In Slovakia, we choose train🚉🚊🚇 take us from one destination to other destination. We believe many of Slovakia resident are agree our wording, that trains are convenience and cheaper public transport to get around in Slovakia especially in Kosice. Because of the Kosice, Slovakia has extensive railway connections. An ideal way, for us use the less expensive of regional trains go to just about the far destination with no need to book these in advance.

Ok finish our introduction and some travel tips for the Slovakia. Let start our Slovakia travel Journey.

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Train Station at Kosice

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Europe Winter Trip 2019 (Airplane)

Our Europe Winter Trip 2019  (Airlane)

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A photo when we transit at Amsterdam airport

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Prepare for flight

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Wait a airplane at KLIA

For this Europe trip, we choose for the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines🛫🛫🛫. And thousand thanks🙏🙏🙏 for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, FREE for us check in our extra luggage. So now,  let follow with us, Start our itinerary route for the Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Budapest.

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