Author: alexfranke8

Slovakia Update #91 – Christmas in Slovakia

This year I feel like I have hardly been home for “major” holidays. In July, I was on the road to Uvalde Texas when my birthday came around. Now I am in Banska Bystrica Slovakia, and Christmas has come and gone. Something that many Americans don’t…

Slovakia Update #90 – The Smallest Biggest Mountains

The Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras) are some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and I had the opportunity to visit them for the second time today. The twist this time however, was that there was multiple feet of snow, and blistering cold weather. I did…

Vienna & Bratislava – Slovakia Update # 87

Vienna is unlike anywhere I have ever been before. The old buildings with the intricate artwork engraved onto the walls, are absolutely stunning. I have been to many different countries, on many different continents, and there isn’t anywhere that can even hold a candle to Vienna.…

Slovakia Update #86 – Sv. Mikuláš

Waking up in the morning, finding a bag filled to the brim with sweets was not something that I was expecting. Sv. Mikuláš, or St. Nicholas, has his own holiday, with it’s own unique traditions. Today I will talk about my experience with it, and I will…

Slovakia Update #84 – Ice Skating

It has been quite some time since I have last ice skated, and I sure have forgotten how fun it is. And just how much it kills an inexperienced skaters ankles. Something that I have come to realise over the past few days, is just how…