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Placing water tanks on the tops of buildings serves two purposes. First, it allows for the sun to naturally heat the water. Second, it provides for additional water pressure as the water travels downward through pipes into houses.
Most traditional Slovakian dishes include potatoes, flour, sheep or cow cheese, cabbage, garlic, and onions. The dish in this picture is called bryndzové halušky and is composed of small potato dough dumplings, sheep cheese, and scrambled bacon. Slovaks enjoy eating dishes such as this on cold winter nights.
The Low Tatras mountain range, featured here, were proclaimed a national park in 1978. This naturally beautiful area offers thousands of miles of hiking trails in the summer and cross-country skiing trails during the winter.