Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Wolf Mountains – Slovakia’s Stunning New Wildlife Documentary

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Western Slovakia Castle Tour: Nine of the Best

We all know about the normal top tens of Slovakia: Spiš Castle, Trenčin, maybe Kežmarok. Spotted the theme yet? Castles. Slovakia does, of course, have very good castles (it is one of the most densely castellated countries in the world … Continue reading

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Hlohovec, Beethoven & The Founder of the Slovak Language

As you’ve probably worked out by now, Englishmaninslovakia.com doesn’t focus on well-known Slovakian places so much. We prefer to dig deep to find the truth under the cliches and to this end, on a cold, blustery and crisp day in … Continue reading

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Pension Zlata Noha – Basement Prices, Beautiful Views

This is, as near as dammit, the view from a pension (guesthouse) that is long overdue on this blog. That’s right: Zlata Noha (which translates as golden leg). Golden leg refers to their dog, but I digress. Bratislava has hills: … Continue reading

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Authentic Slovakia, Bratislava’s Wackiest Tour Agency

Englismaninslovakia.com caught up recently with one half of Authentic Slovakia, owned by two brothers, one of Bratislava’s newest and coolest tour agencies, to find out a little bit more about them and the kind of experiences tourists can have with … Continue reading

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Parkour & Freerunning in Vyhne, Banská Bystrica Region

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Moving From the UK to Slovakia

Ah, the UK. It’s such a specific place to move from. Particularly, it seems, when you are moving to Slovakia. Yet despite the UK being an island and all, on paper it seems so easy. After all, the UK is … Continue reading

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Hanging Out at The Hangout

It’s a Friday evening, just around six, and the Hangout Cafe at the beginning of Kapucinska is uncharacteristically quiet. All day it’s been buzzing with cool young things, busy on their laptops, on their speedy business lunches. And now it’s … Continue reading

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Piešťany’s Best Cakes

Many people know about Piešťany, Slovakia’s most famous spa. But what to do when you’re done with a dunk in the pools? Well, the answer is of course an exploration of the town and when you’re done with that (it won’t … Continue reading

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Mastering Bratislava’s Public Transport Part One: From the Airport to the City Centre

After the confusion I have had myself over the years, I thought a few notes on Bratislava’s actually very good but initially flummoxing public transport system might come in handy. There is very little thorough info in English on the … Continue reading

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