Category Archives: Slovakia

Washing clothes on the road; packing light & protecting the environment

;This is not a new discovery, far from it, but it’s one that works really well for us so I thought I’d share it with you. Whether we try to limit clothes and pack minimilistically or take everything we own, we still need to wash our clothes and with three kids who seem incapable of…

Making airbnb work for you

US AirBNB has saved our arse quite a few times; saving us from homelessness in France; allowing us to tour Europe in the summer of 2016 and encouraging us to travel the world at a fraction of the cost (in comparison to staying in hotels) however it’s also bitten us on the arse a few times…

How to prepare for a road trip

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  All photos taken with my phone and thus quality is not great. Road trip baby!! In July 2016 we packed up our car and started out on a journey that would see us clock up 7,200km! Yes you read that correctly. Seven THOUSAND kilometres. Looking back even I cannot comprehend…

Climbing the UFO tower, Bratislava

What’s in a name! Since it’s completion in 1972, the UFO tower bridge in Bratislava has been known by three different names; Most SNP, Novy most and UFO Bridge.  Most SNP (Most Slovenského národného povstania) literally translates to Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising.  Novy Most translates to new bridge and of course UFO needs no translation….

Climbing the Krupina Watch Tower, Vartovka, Slovakia.

Krupina Watch Tower Krupina is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia and written records indicate that it dates back to 1135 although archaeological digs report that tools from the bronze ages were found. To understand the need for this tower (vartovka) we need to travel back in time to 1564 during the Hungarian-Ottoman war when The Turks…

Holy McMoly! The Mačkafé (Cat Cafe) Bratislava

One way that to encourage our children to spend hours walking around cities they have no real interest in visiting, is by breaking trips into manageable sizes and negotiating more interesting stop offs for them. On the day we proposed visiting Bratislava’s castle, I quote one of my children who said “Oh no, not another…