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Questions tagged [slovakia]

A landlocked country in Central Europe.

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How to buy Slovakia discounted international rail tickets outside Slovakia?

I'm aware there is a discounted ticket, Bratislava to Warsaw (Poland), for 19 EUR. The normal price is about 80 EUR. The problem is, you can't buy international train tickets on the internet, and you ...
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Lost all my ID documents and money. How to fly home from Spain to Slovakia?

I live in Slovakia and went to Spain for few months, where I lost my wallet with all the documents inside. I got here with RyanAir and would like to go back soon. I only have police report for losing ...
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Visa for travel through Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic?

I will be flying to Austria, then driving to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. I am not an EU or US citizen. I will be flying out of and back to JFK (Indian passport with a valid US visa). Do I need ...
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How can I obtain an official English-Slovak translation?

EU students receive zero-fare travel with the Slovakian State Railways, but the page on zero-fare travel states: Students are required to submit confirmation of enrolment for the current ...
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Travel from Tatranska Lomnica to Krakow city centre

We are going from Tatranska Lomnica to Krakow. Preferably with train, but we're open for suggestions. We hope to avoid going through Poprad, as this would be a detour. We would like to do as much as ...
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Would a foreign debit card (Maestro) work in Slovakia?

my question is whether one can use a Bulgarian-issued Maestro debit card on ATMs or in supermarkets in Bratislava? I know some countries prefer Visa over Maestro, that's why I ask.
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Are people in Hungary and Slovakia friendly? [closed]

OK, so I've been living in the Netherlands for almost 3 years and I find the locals are not open enough for making new friends. They mostly stick to their little friend circles. And the culture is a ...
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Can I stay overnight at Košice airport or does the terminal close?

I have a flight at 5:35 AM from Košice (KSC). Unfortunately I'm 2.5 hours away by train, and the first train in the morning doesn't get in until 4:10. I don't think this is sufficient time to get a ...
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Is there a good way to get from Levoča to Lviv?

Due to a change of plans, I'm now going to visit the Ukraine after I visit Slovakia. Right now I'm looking at options for going from Levoča to Lviv. Rome2rio is not showing any good options. I'm ...
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Buying international train tickets between Slovakia and Ukraine

I am looking to travel between Kosice and Lviv by rail, and do a return trip from Kiev to Kosice 10 days later. However, international train tickets must be purchased at a ticket office. My questions ...
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Driving in Slovakia with Uzbekistan driving licence

Family member came for a short term visit to stay in Slovakia. He has full driving licence issued in Uzbekistan (considered International licence). Can Uzbekistan citizen with a licence drive a car ...
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Where can I rent a sailing boat at Orava lake?

Orava lake, Slovakia is relatively close to a Polish border and I would like to go sailing there. However, I cannot find any place to rent a boat there and I don't speak Slovakian. Where can I rent a ...
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UIAA membership and guides

I have a question about International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) membership. Shouldn't it allow me to climb the mountains, without hiring a guide? Which usually is the most ...
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Buy old currency in Bratislava and Vienna

I will be traveling to Bratislava and Vienna this week. I want to know if there are any shops where I would get the old Slovak Korunas or Austrian Schillings. Also, I stay in Munich. Are there any ...
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Renting a car - Slovakia

I'm planning to rent a car within 4 friends in Poland and drive down to Slovakia, I read that I've to buy one sticker to drive on highways. Is this still applies? How can I get them?
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Free street parking options for unlimited time in Bratislava?

I am looking for free parking options in Bratislava. Is there free parking along the river, near the UFO bridge? Ideally I'd like to park somewhere for an unlimited time at a reasonably safe spot and ...
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Winter trekking in High Tatra, what about accommodation?

We're going to go for a hike to High Tatras in January. Should I be prepared for snow slides/avalanches in winter (and carry tools like shovel, emitter, ...)? Are there any huts or shelters where we ...
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Dealing with money for a trip to Poland and Slovakia

I'm going to be traveling to Poland/Slovakia and perhaps Germany/Austria for 11 days In a couple of weeks, and am not sure how I should deal with money, as Poland does not use the Euro, but the other ...
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When you go for a multi day hike in the Tatras, where do you leave your car?

We will be doing a road trip through Czech republic, Slovakia and Poland. At some point we would like to do a multiday hike through the tatras. Since we won't be carrying all our camping gear and ...
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Cabins and camping options in Tatra mountains

I am considering a trip to the Tatras. Is it possible to camp or do wild camping there? What other options are there? I read about some huts, but I am not sure what these are or what they contain. ...
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How dangerous is Bratislava for pedestrians?

When visiting Bratislava with my friends, we've noticed that drivers go very fast, and they often don't stop when a pedestrian is crossing the street (something not imaginable in neighboring Austria). ...
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Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?

Is English sufficient to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava (musea, buying tickets, restaurants, receptions in hostels)? Should I expect that English would be generally understood in that ...
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Hostels in Bratislava

How does the situation with hostels look in Bratislava? Are there a plenty of them, and there should be no problem with finding a place even in middle Summer, or might it be hard to find a free place? ...
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Conditions of train ticket between Vienna and Bratislava

I'm planning a trip to Vienna, and I'd like to visit also Bratislava. I've found a page with prices of train tickets: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/vienna-bratislava/vienna-train, however, the ...
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Are shops in Slovakia open on 15. August?

I plan a day-trip to Bratislava on 15. August. In some countries (eg. Austria) on this day all shops are closed. Do you happen to know, if shops are also closed in Slovakia on 15. August? What ...
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Do I need to make a reservation in a mountain hut in Slovakia in the Tatra mountains?

I'd like to go trekking in the Tatra mountains in Slovakia, and sleep in mountain huts. Do I need to make a reservation before the trip? Or can I reasonably expect to always get a place to sleep (...