Monthly Archives: December 2014

In With The New (and a look back at Englishmaninslovakia’s 2014)

It’s been a good year for Englishmaninslovakia.com: we can’t complain. Regularly up there in the week’s top 100 travel blogs, 20,000+ hits, a host of positive feedback and the cementing of all this as a go-to source of in-English travel … Continue reading

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Embers

Somewhere, in an unspecified location in the wild Carpathians, an ageing General and his long-estranged friend Konrad are preparing for one final dinner together. It’s been 41 years since they last met up like this, and – one feels – … Continue reading

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Ice Walking

A nice wintery video for a cold, crisp day… two hikers walking on Slovakia’s clean mountain  ice… plenty of frozen lakes up in the High Tatras, too, so why not take the winter-only opportunity to see them from a different … Continue reading

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Top Ten Slovak Gift Ideas

To get in gear for the festive season, we’ve produced our top ten of the must-buy traditional Slovak souvenirs. We’re focussing here on things that really aren’t the same if you buy them outside Slovakia, that have a touch of … Continue reading

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The New Bistro St Germain

Wifi: Good My memories of the old St Germain are fond, I must say. Tucked into a cosy little courtyard off bustling Obchodná, this dinky but dignified spot with its elegantly old-fashioned Frech decor, from the black-and white figures on … Continue reading

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How to Get Between Poprad, Ždiar and Zakopane in Poland

It’s a topic that’s thrashed out on travel forums again and again, because the online info is always conspicuously lacking in some of the necessary detail: how to take the beguilingly scenic trip across the east of the High Tatras … Continue reading

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On 25 Years Since the End of Communism in Slovakia

I’ve been away a lot recently. AWAY away: not in Slovakia (in Cuba in fact; hence the lack of recent posts). Coming back to Slovakia in December, as Christmas kicks into action across the country in the form of the … Continue reading

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