Slovakia stands as a land of castles and mountains. Like most cities in Europe, it boasts a quaint and charming capital city that is an eclectic mix of old and modern– Bratislava. This is a country that will be enjoyed no matter if you’re into the old or the new. You can also check out AFC Holidays Slovakia Tours. Here is AFC’s Slovakia Travel Guide Before You Go.
BASIC ENGLISH is commonly spoken by younger generation Slovaks. By teenagers and citizens aged 20 – 30. There is a higher chance for the older generation to speak Russian and German instead of English.
SLOVAK is the main language in Slovakia; spoken by more than 80% of the region.
What Weather to Expect in Slovakia
Slovakia enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:
- spring (March to May): Ave. 4°C to 12°C (40°F to 54°F)
- summer (June to August): Ave. 13°C to 25°C (56°F to 77°F)
- autumn (September to November): Ave. 7°C to 15°C (45°F to 59°F)
- winter (December to February): Ave. -3°C to 3°C (27°F to 37°F)
What kind of clothes to pack in Slovakia Travel Guide?
- July: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month
- March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
- June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing
- September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
- December-February: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves
- All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.
PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN with over 62% identified as Roman Catholic, Of the remaining population, 4% identify as Byzantine. With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviours when in churches or other places of worship.
To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Spain has adopted the Euro in 2009.
Should you bargain?
Gentle and respectful haggling and bargaining are accepted practices in markets. However, places in Slovakia practice a fixed price on products.
Should you leave a tip?
Tipping is not a common courtesy practise in Slovakia. However, rounding up the bill to the nearest Euro is common practice
How much is a day in Slovakia Travel?
Minimum EUR 100 – 200) per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.
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Getting Around Slovakia
Trains are the main option to get around Slovakia from city to city, Buses are a good substitute for this.
One ride-sharing or ride-hailing apps currently operating in Slovakia is the app Uber (available on Android and Apple devices)
Slovakia Travel Guide – The Checklist
Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Slovakia?
Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Bratislava Airport. However, you may want to explore more options when you get to the city instead of the airport. It is more convenient but it’s not cheap. You will need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Slovakia.
Some of the more common options for example include O2 Slovakia, Orange, and T-Mobile. (Around 2-10 EUR).
Slovakia Travel Guide to Bringing Medications
Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.
Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.
Now that you’ve read this Slovakia Travel Guide.
Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Slovakia. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!
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