Here are some pictures from my latest visit to Slovakia. You can also read some additional highlights of the trip here.
The village of Torysky as seen from the hill above the cemetary. I wish you could hear the birds singing!
Later in the trip, we drove to Slovinky, to visit Great-Aunt Anna, who was staying with her daughter Katherine.
We visited Cousin Anna and her family in Kezmarok.
And ended our visit with a big family gathering at Great-Aunt Katya's 80th birthday party in Torysky.
We visited the Primary School at Hladovka, and were entertained by this folk music ensemble, directed by Miroslav Jurči. These girls played really great foot-tapping American country and western music!
The Jurči girls modeling folk costumes of the Goral region. The flower pattern on the bodices is made up of hundreds of individually-sewn sequins!
The Brinsko children performing Slovak folk songs for us.
We saw castles everywhere...
...and a spectacular sunset over the High Tatras.
We spent a day exploring wooden churches around Bardejov. The first one shown was built in the 1400's.
These men were butchering a pig in their front yard. When they noticed us watching they invited us to come and see. The man in the center is splitting the carcase in half with an axe, and the table is piled high with the innards.
Bratislava - the view from my hotel window, and a street in the old town.
Devin Castle on the Danube near Bratislava
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