Monthly Archives: July 2014

Our Centenary Post: (Poetical) Thoughts on Slovakia, 2000 to the Present

We all spend a lot of time on the outside looking in. Little by little, Englishmaninslovakia is getting to know what it’s like to be on the inside of Slovakia looking out. And for a foreigner, that’s no easy task. … Continue reading

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Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso

For a good six months of the year, the snow piles so high against the timber walls of Horský Hotel Popradské Pleso that it rather resembles a giant igloo than a mountain lodge. Abutting the rugged lakeshore of Popradské Pleso, this hotel … Continue reading

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London to Poprad Flights Again From October 2014

A few years ago, the now-defunct SkyEurope airline offered the incredibly useful connection between London and the High Tatras of Slovakia which are one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Now, thanks to Wizz Air, that flight is back. Starting … Continue reading

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The Antikvariat, Nitra

  It happened like this. We were wandering around Nitra, on a snowy evening in December,  checking out log baskets on the Christmas market (a present for my father). They had a great deal of choice. The selection process took … Continue reading

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Štrbské Pleso

Štrbské Pleso, probably Slovakia’s most famous lake and certainly the number one tourist destination in the High Tatras, may not seem the most likely choice for Englishmaninslovakia.com to write about – except that, somewhat surprisingly, it’s not actually been covered … Continue reading

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Koliba Patria: Mountain Lakeshore Dining

Štrbské Pleso is a place people end up at. Its beauty is much touted in Slovakia (and it even makes a point of stating, on the banks of this lake ensconced beneath the High Tatras peaks, about how it got … Continue reading

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Marek Brezovský’s Hrana (The Edge)

Ladies and gents… end of the day means time for music, and as we’re all about Slovakia on this blog it’s time to introduce you to one of Slovakia’s all-time greatest musicians – if you haven’t already heard of him. … Continue reading

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Film Club Nostalgia

Cinema can die suddenly. The last half a century has borne out the truth of that statement. And with that death comes the death of something else: a certain age-old glamour, perhaps. But in Bratislava there are a few places … Continue reading

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The Small Carpathians: An Intro

Before I wax lyrical about one of my favourite ranges of hills and forests (the Small Carpathians, or Malé Karpaty) too much more on this blog it’s probably necessary to give you some context. So here we go. In terms … Continue reading

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Verne

It’s always the way, right? You come to a beautiful city centre, you see the key sights and then you build up a thirst – or even a hunger – for after all, being a tourist or a traveller or … Continue reading

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