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What to take for a trip to Slovakia?

Travel information

Many people believe that Slovakia is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Europe. We will be awaited by stunning views, beautiful mountains and hospitable, friendly residents. If you haven't had the chance to visit Slovakia yet - be sure to check what awaits you in this beautiful region! If you have already been there, you will surely visit this country again - see what to pack and what to remember to get the most out of your trip.

Travel information

Cel

Destination

Leisure and sightseeing

Trip length

7 days

Transport

Transport

Car

Nocleg

Sleep

Hotel

Baga┼╝

Luggage

Suitcase

 

The most useful items

Slovakia is not a demanding destination in terms of luggage - a lot depends on the purpose for which we are going to this country. When packing, we must remember about the basic elements of a suitcase or backpack

  • Masks and antibacterial gel - to ensure your safety during the coronavirus pandemic, we must remember to pack masks (at least two for one day of travel) and an antibacterial gel. Disinfecting wet wipes may also be useful.
  • Documents - if we are EU residents, we only need an ID card to cross the Slovak border. Also, do not forget about the driving license if you plan to drive a car, and valid civil liability insurance if you want to cross the border with your car.
  • Comfortable shoes - Slovakia is great to explore on foot. Beautiful landscapes and interesting towns encourage people to wander for many hours. Therefore, we must have comfortable, proven shoes.
  • Power bank and charger - we will need a phone to check maps, translator, or simply ... take beautiful photos. Therefore, let's make sure that the phone's battery does not run out in the least expected moment.
  • A raincoat and a warm sweatshirt - the weather in Slovakia can be surprising - even in hot summer. Therefore, to avoid being surprised by the weather conditions, take something for rain and cool evenings.

Packing list

LUGGAGE TYPE: Suitcase

DOCUMENTS
  •      Travel insurance
  •      Wallet
  •      Health insurance
  •      ID card
  •      Credit card
  •      House keys
  •      Cash
  •      Hotel booking confirmation
  •      Plane tickets

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UNDERWEAR
  •     Socks x7
  •     Pants x7
  •     Sleepwear / Pajamas
  •     Bra x2
SHOES
  •     Flip-flops / slippers
  •     Comfortable shoes
  •     Sandals
CLOTHES
  •     T-Shirt x5
  •     Leggings
  •     Trouser belt
  •     Summer jacket
  •     Hoodie
  •     Trousers
COSMETICS
  •     Shower gel
  •     Hair conditioner
  •     Shampoo
  •     Toothbrush
  •     Toothpaste
  •     UV cream
  •     Face cream
  •     After sun cream
  •     Perfume
  •     Antiperspirant
MAKE-UP
  •     Bronzer
  •     Eyebrow gel
  •     Eye pencil / Eyeliner
  •     Lipstick / Lip gloss / Lipliner
  •     Foundation / BB Cream
  •     Powder
  •     Make-up removal products
  •     Cotton pads
  •     Under-eye concealer
  •     Highlighter
JEWELLERY
  •     Earrings
  •     Watch
FIRST AID KIT
  •     Contraceptives
  •     Prescription drugs 
  •     An anti-diarrheal drug
  •     Painkiller
  •     Pills for sore throat
  •     Patches 
ACCESSORIES
  •     Hairband
  •     Power bank
  •     Phone
  •     Glasses box
  •     Sunglasses
  •     Telephone
  •     Cotton mask
  •     Headphones
  •     Phone charger

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What should you eat when visiting Slovakia?

When traveling to Slovakia, it is worth trying many local, interesting dishes. Despite the fact that the cuisine of this region is not very popular, it is characterized by a lot of flavors and aromas, and there is no better way to get to know the unique atmosphere of a new country than during a long dinner with local residents in a small restaurant.

  • Demikat - or sheep cheese soup. Sheep cheese is one of the most popular ingredients of Slovak cuisine. This sheep's cheese is used as the main ingredient in the soup - along with potatoes, cream and sweet peppers. It is salty, aromatic and very filling.
  • Zemiakové lokše - potato pancakes. They are prepared both salty (as an addition to duck or goose meat) and sweet (with chocolate or nut mass).
  • Strapacska - dumplings with cabbage. This dish is somewhat reminiscent of russian or polish cuisine and will surely appeal to fans of vegetarian cuisine. Dumplings are made of potatoes and flour, and usually served with sour cream.
  • Fried cheese - similar to that served in the Czech Republic, often served with potatoes and tartar sauce. Perfect both as a snack and a main course.
  • Haluszki - one of the most famous Slovak dishes! This is a different type of potato dumplings served in a sauce - for example, made of sheep cheese and bacon. We can find them in almost every restaurant!
  • Parene buchty - this is a popular Slovak dessert. Dumplings made of flour, eggs and yeast are steamed and then stuffed with jam, served with powdered sugar or poppy seeds.

How much money should you take with you?

  • Slovakia is not a very expensive country- prices are comparable to those in Eastern Europe. The currency in Slovakia is the euro.
  • The price of a dinner in a restaurant for one person is about EUR 4-5.  We will pay about EUR 1.5-2 for half a liter of beer.
  • We will pay approximately EUR 1 per liter of fuel.
  • Entrance tickets to popular attractions - such as castles - cost about EUR 8.
  • All-day admission to the thermal springs costs about 10 euros.

Safety

Slovakia has the opinion of a rather safe country. As everywhere, we have to be careful on the roads and be careful of pickpockets.

Warning! A popular scam is the so-called tombac scam. It is stopping the car on a busy road and asking for a donation for gas in exchange for a signet ring.

Useful information

  • In Slovakia, you can easily communicate in both English and German.
  • Electric sockets are the same as in most of Europe.
  • If you are planning a trip in the mountains, it is worth investing in special insurance. 
  • If we are hosted by Slovak hosts, we will usually receive a welcome glass of alcohol - for example, slivovitz.
  • The biggest meal during the day is lunch - around 1pm.

Slovakia is an interesting travel destination, although not very popular. If we are looking for a place with excellent cuisine, interesting architecture, beautiful mountains and landscapes - let's check what Slovakia has to offer! Before you leave, install the MyLuggage app and let us prepare a packing list for you so that you don't forget anything.