Slovakia

"Little Big Country"

Why go to Slovakia

Slovakia, located in Eastern Europe, is full of great surprises. The food is heavenly, the weather is perfect, and the hiking trails are sure to leave you begging for more. There are many great things to see in Slovakia, and you won't regret taking a trip there.

Climate

Average Temp.

Slovakia has a moderate climate. In spring and fall, the temperature can be around 9 to 17 degrees Celsius, with plenty of precipitation and harsh winds. In summer, the temperature is around 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, and the summer brings calm winds and is definitely the best time to go to slovakia. In winter, the temperature can get around -5 to -10 degrees Celsius or lower.

Things to pack

Winter


  • coat
  • hat
  • mittens
  • boots
  • snow pants
  • winter activities (sleds, skis, snowboards, etc.)
  • long pants
  • undershirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • sweatshirts
  • long socks
  • usual things

Spring/Fall



  • pants
  • long sleeve shirt
  • umbrella
  • rain boots
  • rain coat
  • rain hat
  • hiking attire
  • sweatshirt
  • usual things


Summer


  • sandals
  • shorts
  • short sleeve shirts
  • ankle socks
  • hat/visor (head protection)
  • sun glasses
  • swimming attire
  • umbrella (shade purposes only)
  • usual things

Best Time to Go

If you plan on spending most of your time hiking and enjoying the great outdoors, I would recommend going in the fall or spring, but if you plan on going to the big cities and tourist attractions, summer is the time to go.

Tourist attractions

Major cities

Language

Oral Language

The Slovak language, also called Slovakian, is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages which includes Czech, Polish, Kashubian, and Sorbian.


Written Language

The written language Slovak did not exist until the 18th Century, when Anton Bernolak created a Slovak literary language


Phrases to Know

Ano/Nie - Yes/No
Dakujem - Thank you
Vitajte - Welcome
Ahoj, cau - Hello, Hi
Dovidenia - Good bye
Dobre rano - Good morning
Dobry den - Good afternoon
Dobry vecer - Good evening
Dobru noc - Good night
Prepacte - Sorry
Vitaj - You are welcome
Niet za co - Not at all
Prosim - Please
Ako sa volate? - What is your name?
Potrebujem pomoc - I need help

Numerals

nula - zero
jeden - one
dva - two
tri - three
styri - four
pat - five
sest - six
sedem - seven
osem - eight
devat - nine
desat - ten
jedenast - eleven
dvanast - twelve
patnast - fifteen
dvadsat - twenty
tridsat - thirty
styridsat - forty
patdesiat - fifty
sestdesiat - sixty
sedemdesiat - seventy
osemdesiat - eighty
devatdesiat - ninety
sto - hundred
dvesto - two hundred
patsto - five hundred
tisic - thousand
dvetisic - two thousand
pattisic - five thousand
desattisic - ten thousand
milion - million
miliarda - billion

Days of week

Pondelok - Monday
Utorok - Tuesday
Streda - Wednesday
Stvrtok - Thursday
Piatok - Friday
Sobota - Saturday
Nedela - Sunday
Vikend - Weekend

Months

Januar - January
Februar - February
Marec - March
April - April
Maj - May
Jun - June
Jul - July
August - August
September - September
Oktober - October
November - November
December - December

In the street

Prepacte, hovorite po anglicky? - Excuse me, do you speak English?
Prosim? - I beg your pardon.
Je tu niekde telefonna budka? - Is there a phone box here?
Rozumiete? - Do you understand?
Kde je ...? - Where is....?
Kde je toaleta? - Where is the toilet?
Nerozumiem po slovensky. - I do not understand Slovak.
Mohli by ste mi pomoct? - Could you help me?
Kolko je hodin? - What is the time?
Nerozumiem. - I do not understand
Co znamena...? - What does ... mean?
Ake cislo ma policia/sanitka/poziarnici? What is the phone number of police/ambulance/fire station?
Kolko stoji listok na MHD? - How much is a ticket for city transport?
Kolko to stoji? - How much is it?
Ako daleko je to od ....? - How far is it from....?
Kde mame vystupit? - Can you tell us where to get off?
Kde je turisticke informacne centrum? - Where is a tourist information office?

Kde je najblizsie obcerstvenie?-Where is closest fast-food?

Foods

Famous People

Holidays

Emergence of Slovakia

Celebrated on January 1, this holiday is Slovakia's independence day. This holiday is very important to Slovakia, because it marks the day they became free.


Easter Monday

This religious holiday is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection day. It is important, because Christians celebrate it, and a lot of Slovakia is Christian. The date varies.


Day of Černová Tragedy

This day was the day of a shooting in Csernova, on the 27th of October 1920. It is a commemoration day for all Slovaks to mourn for the tragedy that happened. The day takes place on the day of the shooting

About Me

I am Matt W. I am constantly traveling to find the best places to go for vacations. I love seeing the varying cultures that countries have, and learning about other countries and how their people live their lives. I enjoy traveling, as well as playing my french horn. I am a runner, and I am running all of the time. If you have any questions about a Country, please contact me, as I will be happy to help.