Food Pics (Europe Edition)

Regular visitors know that I irregularly post photos and thoughts about my travels on this blog. I can go long stretches without sharing new content. As a professor, the fall academic calendar keeps me pretty close to home, but my travel itinerary usually starts to fill up after the spring semester break and stretches into the summer. […]

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Bratislava, Slovakia

I’ve been wanting to get back to Bratislava for several years. I felt like I didn’t get to spend much time in the city, and based on the paltry photo collection I have, I apparently didn’t make much of an effort to take many pictures, either. But here are the ones I have from my first […]

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Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

I traveled to Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia, in the spring of 2008. I was traveling with a group representing Rotary International through the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. Our stop in Banská Štiavnica, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, was brief but fascinating. One of the dominant cultural and historical attractions here is Calvary Banská Štiavnica, or Calvary […]

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A Blacksmith and a Sword in Nitra, Slovakia

Archaeological digs in and around Nitra, Slovakia, have discovered evidence that the earliest settlements in the area go as far back as six thousand years. But the city traces its modern foundations to the ninth century. That’s also when Prince Pribina built the city’s first Christian church. Nitra has memorialized him with his own statue. Seen below, Sts. […]

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