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Here is a list of typical Slovak things to try, beverages to drink and souvenirs to look for.
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Characteristic things for Slovakia

1. Eat bryndzove halusky, the Slovak traditional meal.

Bryndzové halušky

2. Drink Zlatý bažant, the most known Slovak beer.

Zlatý bažant
3. Have a shot of slivovica, our typical alcohol with plum flavor, or try some of our traditional spirits.

Slovak traditional spirits
4. Try Kofola, the Czechoslovak version of Coca-Cola (with a touch of ginger).

Kofola
5. Savor the Bratislava roll, a small sweet treat which comes with a poppy seed or crashed nuts flavor.

Bratislava roll   Bratislava roll

6. Try korbáčik, a special cheese looking like a small whip that comes from one Slovak region.

Korbáčiky - Slovak cheese
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7. Taste trdelník, a sweet pastry common to be served on open markets (you can’t buy it in a shop).

Trdelník

8. Examples of typical Slovak souvenirs:

  • dolls dressed in traditional garbs (usually made from husk)
  • a wooden shepherd’s pipe, whistle or hatchet
  • brass bells
  • painted ceramics
  • bottles of Slovak spirits (slivovica or hruskovica) or medovina (special alcohol made from honey).

Examples of Slovak souvenirs   Examples of Slovak souvenirs

Examples of Slovak souvenirs   Examples of Slovak souvenirs

 

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