August 2016

After the amicable split in 1993 of the former Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Kosice became the second-largest city of Slovakia, after the capital Bratislava.  It’s a very pleasant and liveable city (Pop. 240,000) that has bounced around quite a bit since its 13th-century founding.  It has been part of Poland, Hungary, Transylvania, Carpathia, Ukraine and numerous smaller duchies and voivodeships over the years.  The Old Town is very well-preserved and a joy to spend time in.  Here are a few photos:


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