Your Guide To Zdiar, Slovakia
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Zdiar is a tiny Goral village lying under the Tatra Mountains, the “discount Alps.”
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It’s an adventurer’s dream, filled with rich folklore, abandoned buildings, and hiking trails.
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Zdiar is one of the most unique places in Slovakia.
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There was only one place for food in the whole village- the “Ghoulash” man.
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You knock on his window & if he’s home, he brings you a big bowl of Ghoulash. That’s all he serves!
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The Ginger Monkey Hostel is hands down the best place I’ve ever stayed in my life!
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Filled mostly with solo backpackers, it’s easy to make friends and explore the outdoors together.
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The hostel had a book filled with all different types of hiking trails.
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We went to a blue lake and were amazed by how clear and bright the water was.
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The hostel also has its own dog, who makes quite a fun companion on walks!
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His name is Wally.
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Every morning public service announcements are played in speakers across the town.
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These are followed by traditional Slovak music.
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A fun day trip to take from Zdiar is a larger town in Slovakia called Poprad.
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I felt like I was the only one in the whole town.
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Remember to try their local beer, made in the high Tatras!
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Zdiar is not a traditional tourist destination, but I think it’s well worth the excursion!!
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