Jasná is a popular ski resort with kilometres of pistes. It is located on the northern slopes of Chopok, the second highest peak of the Low Tatra mountains, in Slovakia.
Day temperatures below -10C and falling below -20C during the night. That was the first decade of January 2017 in my hometown Piestany in Slovakia. For some, extremely cold. For others, not so.
So 2016 has moved on and we are now in 2017. Hope you all had a good start. Here is a collection of snowy landscape during a holiday trip to Bezovec, a small skiing resort not far from Piestany, Slovakia. Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2017. 🙂
During "Tour de Liptov, Orava and Tatry" Hrabovo, a settlement on the foot of Malino Brdo mountain was our base and we also went to the top of the hill.
This year I realized how much I missed autumn when in the UAE. I could not stop walking around parks and admiring all the colorful beauty around me and so here are a some of my photos.
Here is the "break-your-tongue" itinerary for three days in northern Slovakia. I hope the Slovak tongue-twister location names will not set you back, the region is beautiful and worth visiting. Especially if you are into hiking, mountains, nature, history and wellness.
A nice waterfall in the spa town Lucky located in the mountainous northern Slovakia near springs with healing water suitable for treatment of many diseases.
The Orava castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia, is located atop a mountain cliff above the river Orava in the village of Oravský Podzámok.
This little wooden church of All Saints in the city of Tvrdošín in northern Slovakia is since 2008 part of UNESCO's World cultural heritage.
Bradlo is a village in western Slovakia. There, on a top of a hill, is this memorial to Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a famous Slovak minister and general after the first world war.
An animated photo of fast approaching summer thunderstorm clouds.
I could not resist taking a few photos during my morning jog. The weather was amazing and the morning sunlight is sharper than the evening one.
The first Saturday in June is in my hometown a traditional annual celebration of opening of the summer season. Piešťany, my hometown, is symbolised by the blue, yellow and white colors, hence the color of the balloons.
Hrobka rodiny Rakovských je jedným z miest, pri ktorom sa môžete pristaviť, ak sa vyberiete po náučnom chodníku Rakovských v Kočovciach.
I now spend more time in my hometown Piešťany in Slovakia and that means I also have more opportunities to snap photos of this beautiful city. Enjoy the photo gallery.
Happy Easter, everyone! 🙂
These small ponds with hot thermal water, full of water lilies, colorful fish, terrapins and turtles are my favourite recreational spot in my hometown, Piešťany.
Beckov is a small village between Trenčín and Piešťany. A ruin of a medieval castle on a high rock is visible from far away. The castle has been integral part of Slovak history and a lot of tales about knights and kings are associated with it. The location is ideal for a short trip into the countryside and in the summer, the castle grounds host an exhibition of medieval arts and skills.