This is a country travel guide. This is an under-published area of Europe and is becoming more popular with UK travellers now that the Slovak Republic has settled down following its independence away from the neighbouring Czech Republic. Despite being one of the youngest European states, the country is steeped in history and tradition with a rich culture which is now more accessible. It is a country famous for its diverse regional presence, determined by its natural boundaries of the Danube in the south and the Tatra mountains in the north. A 'no frills' destination now served by Easy Jet from the UK, it is now amongst the fastest growing economies in Europe. These are heavily illustrated guides offering a blend of practical information and a sense of the history, culture and tradition of this old region and Old Town.