Category Archives: Food & Drink – Cheap Food

Streetfood in Banská Štiavnica!

The place we were staying in was so nice, we decided to eat in on our latest visit to Banská Štiavnica. This meant take-away – not something I’m generally in the habit of getting in Slovakia unless I’m at at a … Continue reading

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Slovak Sweets & Snacks

It doesn’t sound a bad job, right? A lady who goes by the name of Emmy Eats… going around Europe, tasting all their different junk food… (how is she still so slim?) Well, Slovak sweets and snacks can throw up … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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Hiking Slovakia’s Tatranská Magistrala

    E ver PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED ON OUR NEW SITE, WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK Ever since moving to Slovakia, hiking its most renowned mountain trail, which traverses the entire length of the Tatras mountain range, was … Continue reading

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Top Ten Quintessential Slovak Foods and Drinks

It’s been a long time in coming but here, after much consideration, is my top ten of quintissential Slovak foods/drinks. I use the word quintissential to convey unique or semi-unique to Slovakia culinary delights, so these are ranked with uniqueness as … Continue reading

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On Ružinov, Cemeteries & Communist-esque Cafeterias

I was in Ružinov earlier today for a work meeting. I was quite excited, not because I was expecting anything particularly amazing from this large neighbourhood of Bratislava just east of the city centre’s Staré Mesto and Nové Mesto (New … Continue reading

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