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Slovakia Shopping

  • Beautiful Books!

    When I went the books shops had beautiful books about CzechoSlovkia and I have one of them. The do serve as a great gift to take home too. There were only Slovak-English Dictionaries and I have one of those too. The only problem with that was that I needed to know the Slovak word to find out what it was in English. I couldn't translate an English...

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  • Folk Costumed Dolls

    This might look like a "tourist trap" item and for some it may be, but for those of us who have a connection to a village in Slovakia, these little dolls have meaning and are a wonderful souvenir of that place we came from.This doll is dressed in the costume of my family's village and they gave it to me. Another way they found to honor me and my...

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  • Lasting Souvenirs!

    When I was there it was still CzechoSlovakia. Along the street in Kosice, I found a shop selling crystal from CzechoSlovakia and thought the pieces offered were beautiful. This would be the perfect thing to buy for myself and my parents as a reminder of this roots searching trip. Unfortuanately, the shop was closed. I then began to notice that many...

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  • Before The Velvet Revolution

    Tuzex is a contraction of the term, "tuzemský export"--domestic export. Hard currency is any globally traded currency. The Kronay was not valued/used outside of the country.Tuzex Shops were meant to offer tourists items that the Slovaks could not purchase themselves with krouna, unless they had Tuzex vouchers. These shops accepted only foreign...

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  • Slovak dolls

    I loved Slovakian traditional dolls. I regret not having purchased one. And being a doll collector myself, I would love to have one such doll someday! Dolls

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  • He didn't sell drugs :-)

    Driving along highway 583 from Parnica through village of Terchova to city of Zilina I noticed locals standing on a shoulder or sitting on a small, folding chair. They didn't sell drugs but so called "syrove korbaciki" - local, home-made, smoked sheep cheese. I liked this, unavailable in Poland, cheese a lot. It goes well especially with beer :-)....

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  • T-shirts and hats

    Usually you can buy T-shirts and hats (kind of baseball hats - hmm... do they play baseball in Slovakia????) in Slovak gift stores located by tourist attractions. Tourist trap or Slovak gift? Your choice.Most of T-shirts go with label Slovensko (Slovakia) and heraldic arms of Slovakia or local village, town or area. Or there is a photo/drawing of...

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  • Kitchy souvenirs

    Travelling around Slovakia I noticed gift stores located close to points of tourist interest which sold a loft of very kitchy souvenirs/gifts. They were usually cheap. Usually I had to be very patient to find anything interesting and nice maybe except postcards which were slaways good and nice gift. They sold paintings and drawings of Slovak...

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  • Food and drinks

    GROCERY = POTRAVINY in Slovak If you travel around Slovakia on your own like always me, you can find quite a lot of small groceries located both along highways and in downtowns/centers of cities and towns. But not as many as in Western Europe maybe except areas close to Polish border where there were a lot of groceries put up for customers from...

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  • Summer sales in Kosice

    The main thing which made this shop so special was the prices vs. quality of shoes. As it was time for summer sales( the end of July) we left the shop with bags full of wonderful leather shoes which cost even less than 20 $.I love such souvenirs from different places! Hahaha- no limits if you like buing shoes!

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  • Local Craft

    From shops to stands, these corn husk creations can be found all over Slovakia. The figures depict village life and are beautifully made. They are a souvenier that I can never resist. I have over 100!

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  • Basketry

    Goods of basketry. Very popular in Slovakia, you can buy baskets, little decorations for kitchen or holidays - such as picture is -, chairs and even furniture. not much :) because the material isn't that expensive here

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  • Easter eggs

    The shop ULUV is for local goods and art in the style of traditional crafts with a modern look so you can find here everytime something for your close friends or relatives. This time I would like to recommend you the Easter eggs. There are lots of techniques how to decorate them but the typical - and the unique for Slovakia - are eggs decorated by...

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  • Hand made crafts in Kosice

    Hrnciarska/Kovacka street has little craft shops and a great bakery/tea shop, the Vodarska restaurant and runs parallel with Hlavna ulica (Main street). Here you’ll find the Kovac (blacksmith) craft shop, full of beautifully handmade items of various metals along with wooden pieces and jewellery, interesting pictures etc.

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  • Chocolate :)

    Potraviny shops offer a lot of food products :) in Slovakia generally. You must buy some lcoal chocolate marked with Figaro :) especially these two and then all in dark red packing --bitter chocolate and nougat fill or almond fill. Really delicious ...

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  • Dolls made of Corn skin

    Dolls made of Corn skin are very nice and you can find great variety of them. They aren't heavy for your luggage and are unique because they mostly are made in traditional clothes or doing some traditional crafts. There are alo betlehems or animals whatever you should think of. All of them I simply love them :) and never can pick the most...

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  • Laces of all kinds

    Ha, special it is because it is incredibly beautiful and the most original is laces from Spania dolina. Real masterpieces...On the other hand, it is useful as souvenir and most of women will be happy to have some at home. it depends on size and patterns...

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  • Crystal Glass

    If you are travelling around Slovakia, make a stop in Lednicke Rovne or Poltar in the factory shop. There u can find unique and beautiful crystal - vases, bowles, glass, etc -If you're just for a short stay in some city or towns try to find the shop, usually there should be written KRISTAL :)

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  • Wooden stuff

    Yeah, this is the typical Slovak "pot" for milk. We call it crpak but there are two pieces on the picture so it is crpaky :) If you will browse in ULUV shops you surely will find them.

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  • Another Pottery Sample

    There is variety of ceramics around Slovakia, it depends on the area but famous are vases, pots or simple decorative stuff...

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  • Ceramics in Modra or Habanska keramika...

    This kind of shops provides and sells everything you should find special in Slovakia. You can buy special dolls made of corn peels, wooden toys, ceramics, crystal glass, tinker's products, but if I would choose the best present especially for the people who play some instrument then it should be fujara. It is very special kind of pipe and the music...

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  • Updating our underwear stock in...

    It's a multi floor hypermarket...You can even have fun playing with the toys and trying all the hats... we did! (Childish, I know!) We were too lazy (and hadn't much time) to wash our underwear so we wen't there to buy cheap socks, shorts and tshirts, as we couldn't stand our own stench. It's cheap...You can buy food too. €2.00 for 3 pairs of...

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  • Marrol's Hotel Bratislava

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Kosice

    Hlavna 1, Kosice, Kosice, 040 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Villa Siesta

    Novy Smokovec 88, Vysoke Tatry, Presov, 06201, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Trnava

    Hornopotocna Street, Trnava, 91701, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Pod Hradom

    I stayed in the annex, of Pod Hradom hotel , 60 m down the road.. For single E 46.50. This included...

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  • Penzion Sabato

    Sobotske Namestie 1730/6, Poprad, 058 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel U Leva

    We stayed two nights in Hotel U Leva on the square.The staff is very helpful, and the resturant...

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  • Thermia Palace Hotel Piestany

    Winterova 29, Kupelny Ostrov 1, Piestany, 92129, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Zilina

    Sportova 2, Zilina, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), 01

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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