Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Kaviareň versus the Čajovna: Thoughts On Coffee and Tea Culture in Slovakia

Before 1989, partaking of a good beverage was significantly more limited than it is today in Slovakia. But particularly where coffee was concerned. Almost everyone drank the same brand, heralding from Poprad – an underwhelming and grainy affair by most … Continue reading

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Dušičky

Today, November 1st, is All Saint’s Day. This is usually known colloquially as Dušičky in Slovakia and it is one of the most poignant occasions in the calendar year. “Occasion” is less the word than “honouring”.  For all of yesterday, … Continue reading

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