The third top destination for 2013

Košice, Slovakia:

This city (pop. 250,000) is the second largest in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava. It is located on the eastern side on the Hornád river.

Košice has been chosen 2013’s European Capital of Culture (as well as Marseille, France). They are so excited over this that they planned at least 300 cultural events for this year alone. They started with an opening ceremony Jan 19-20 making it an event to enliven the city. Events will be spread across the city in major venues, on the streets, in restaurants and clubs. They will consist of music festivals, theater, art, and street performances. They have an official cocktail called Košice Gold, but don’t expect to learn the secret ingredients!

Jody Victor: maybe a trip to Slovakia?