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In Levoca
Nathan (left) with Gary at Church of St. James in Levoca

Dazed in Slovakia

Oct. 7, 2007

Dobry den, Slovensko!

Population: 5.4 million. Area: 19,000 square miles (similar to Massachusetts and New Hampshire combined). Capital: Bratislava. Government: parliamentary democracy. Latitude: 48 degrees north (similar to Vancouver, Canada, and Paris, France). Famous for mountain hiking, folk traditions, ice hockey.

Friendly children in LevocaScenic Drive through the Spis Region

Spis: "speesh." Levoca, "LEH-voh-chah," population: 14,604.

rest stop in HungaryOn our cross-country trip through Slovakia, we traveled through the High Tatras Mountains, learned about the Roma (gypsy) culture, and dropped into the small medieval town of Levoca for lunch. And then: back on our fall-colored drive into rural Hungary (at right).

former Levoca Town HallGary's Photo Album of Levoca, Slovakia

Town of LevocaDonna's Photo Album of Levoca, Slovakia

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Do videnia, Slovakia. Dakujem for our brief time together!

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