We decided to spend our winter holidays in Slovakia. With a less than a week we wanted to visit as many attractions of the country as possible. The most convenient way was to book beds as close to the attractions we wanted to visit.
The plan was:
Going to Poprad, exploring Spis Castle
Hrebienok – sledging, route to Liptovsky Trnovac
Tatralandia, Liptowski Mikułasz
Ski in Donovaly. Route to Turčianske Teplice
In organizing the beds very useful was Booking.com. The first time we used it for take accommodation in Torun. This time we made a series of booking accommodation in Slovakia. It is a very convenient tool with which you can easily find accommodations in a place that interests you. Best option is to search long time before a trip, especially if you have to deal with the high season (eg. Holidays). There might be that most of the bids will be already booked for a specific date, and will remain to use these less attractive or more expensive.
However search engine is not fully operative when you travel with a small kids. Part of tourist facilities has the option of a free child’s stay in the room if it uses the same bed and does not exceed a certain age.
Slovak shops, restaurants, tourist facilities and the sightseeing attractions can confidently communicate in Polish. Slovaks are so similar to our language, that communication with them is very easy.
During this trip we don’t need mobile internet, all the accommodation have WiFi. We used our roaming data package of 100 MB and it was enough.
When traveling through Slovakia it is worth to mention the need to purchase a vignette. It authorizes us to travel on highways. The cost for 10 days is 10 EUR. The currency in Slovakia is Euro. It will be useful to have credit card that led in EUR.
You should also obtain the loyalty card GOPASS. This is a card that is purchased online at gopass.sk. The cost to develop the card is 2 EUR and within 2 weeks card comes by mail to the mailing address. What gives us such a card? Using an account linked to the card you can buy tickets for the cable cars, a ticket to the water park or ski pass. In addition, selected shopping area in Jasna, High Tatras and Tatralandia have price promotions (online tickets are cheaper) owners of card are awarded points that can be used for prizes.