Slovakia: fascinating facts and reasons to visit; Oliver Smith; Telegraph

Slovakia – Vlkolínec

England play host to Slovakia at Wembley tonight. So why not learn a little something about the visitors?

1. It’s the world’s (joint) eighth newest country

Slovakia and the Czech Republic have been two separate nations since January 1, 1993, after the Velvet Revolution was followed by the Velvet Divorce. The only newer countries are Eritrea, Palau, Timor-Leste, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and South Sudan.

2. Andy Warhol is celebrated

The pop art master’s parents came from Medzilaborce, an obscure Slovakian town. As a result, it is now the unlikely home of the world’s second-largest collection of his works (after Pittsburg).

Jonathan Knott visited for Telegraph Travel back in 2014.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.