Monthly Archives: April 2015

In the Valley of the Upper Nitra: A Little Local Insight into Prievidza & Bojnice

We’re extremely grateful to fellow Czech- and Slovak-ophile, novelist James Silvester for writing this article for us on the delights of the little-visited town of Prievidza and nearby Bojnice, crowned by its majestic chateau. It almost seems unfair to the Central-Western … Continue reading

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Hotel Elizabeth, Trenčin

I tried thinking of several possible titles for this article: “The hotel with the Roman remains”, “A night below the foundations of Western Slovakia’s mightiest castle”, something along these lines. Either of the above headings would be true, as would … Continue reading

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RegioJet – Too Good to be True?

Until recently, ZSSK, the state-owned Slovak train company, ran all train routes in Slovakia. This was not a wholly bad thing, because as monopolies go, this was a pretty fair one, with reasonable prices for train travel nationwide, and several … Continue reading

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Záhrada

Záhrada (1995), like Martin  Šulík’s previous film, Všetko čo mam rád, is perhaps best watched on one of those seemingly never-ending sultry evenings in the height of a hot summer. Then you’ll be poised to recall most poignantly what it was … Continue reading

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Is There An Importance to Being Original, Informative, Inspiring, Profound, Elegiac & Non-Keyword Obsessed When Writing Content Online?

We like to think that there is. Which might be why even though we focus our site just on one small country on the eastern edge of Europe, we get 4000 (and growing!) monthly visits. We want you to be … Continue reading

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Vrátna Valley Basics – & Two Short Walks Around Chleb and Veľký Kriváň

If anyone were to ask me where they should go to get the most accessible and authentic slice of mountain life in Slovakia, factoring in the obligatory stupendous viewpoint and a hike to a classic wilderness hut dishing out hearty … Continue reading

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Cognac Express…

I don’t, generally, get enthusiastic about getting from A to B in style (read: luxury cruise, first-class train, business-class flight). If it does happen, fine. But if not, no matter, such modes of travel are in any case too often … Continue reading

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A Touch of 1920s Paris in Trnava

  There are a few things that can really make a regional town proudly independent from its big city rivals. A thriving arts scene (a theatre, perhaps), a particular point of interest… or just maybe an exceptional restaurant or cafe. … Continue reading

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