Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fairytale Breakfast

  I’m not (for once) using artistic licence. Raňajkáreň Rozprávka means just that: a fairytale breakfast joint. This cute little brunch stop on the back streets of Košice even invented the word “raňajkáreň” – as a cukráreň serves cakes, is … Continue reading

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Dylan in Košice

Looking forward to heading east tomorrow to see one of my all-time favourite musicians performing in the Steel Arena in Košice. It’s still not too late to buy tickets! It’s going to be a good opportunity for Englishmaninslovakia to make … Continue reading

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Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

A picture, you see, is often worth a thousand words – or more. Who wouldn’t want to stay here, with this sensational view of jagged mountains rearing up above you, scarred with waterfalls and part-coated in snow? I turned up … Continue reading

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The Tatras Electric Railway

The electric trains that run between Poprad and the High Tatras mountain resorts are more than a means of getting about: they are an experience in themselves. I, being quite passionate about public transport, am a huge fan of a … Continue reading

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Král’ová

I’m going to write possibly the first in-English post on the rather random – but rather cool, I think – body of water Vodna Nádrž Král’ová. If you happen to be travelling on the R1 highway (the main road east from Bratislava … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 4: Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso to Pribylina

The final day of the Tatranská Magistrala trail begins on the shores of Popradské Pleso, surrounded somewhat ampitheatrically by sheering 2500m + peaks. The route by which you came down on stage 3 of the trail lies across from you on … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 3: Zamkovského Chata to Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

Zamkovského Chata is your recommended stopover between stage 2 and 3. This is a long day’s walk: you should allow 6.5 to 7 hours all told. Head back up through the woods from the chata on the green path to … Continue reading

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Child of the Revolution, Adult of the Resolution

This was prompted by seeing a remarkably well-dressed man rooting through the bins of Rača, the district of Bratislava where I live. It’s not uplifting, but I never claimed this blog would just focus on the positive side of life … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 2: Chata Pri Zelenom Plese to Zamkovského Chata

Time: Via Red Route to Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours; Via Yellow/Green/Blue Route to Zamkovského Chata: 3.5 Hours; Teryho Chata Out-and-Back From Zamkovského Chata: 4 Hours with 30-minute Break for Refreshments at Teryho Chata Wakey wakey. This is the toughest day … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 1: Ždiar to Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

Ždiar, as mentioned in Englishmaninslovakia’s introduction to hiking the Tatranská Magistrala, is the best starting point for beginning the walk. It’s a beautiful village below the lovely Bela Tatras, with many examples of the Goral architecture (the Goral people are a … Continue reading

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