Category Archives: Spa/Wellness

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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In the Footsteps of Beethoven

Slovakia has only been a nation twenty-two years. Before that it was a region within regularly chopping and changing borders: Turkish, Austrian, Hungarian, Czech, German, Russian: all have had a stab at meddling with the frontiers here. And so, through … Continue reading

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The Pick of Piešt’any’s Thermal Pools

The best bathing spot in the country is much easier to narrow down if that country doesn’t have a coastline. In landlocked Slovakia, bathing is all about spas: there is a stunning variety of therapeutic thermal waters flowing under the … Continue reading

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Král’ová

I’m going to write possibly the first in-English post on the rather random – but rather cool, I think – body of water Vodna Nádrž Král’ová. If you happen to be travelling on the R1 highway (the main road east from Bratislava … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to Linger in Poprad

  P     op     is PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED – FOR THE LATEST ON POPRAD RESTAURANTS PLEASE GO TO WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK gateway to the High Tatras. Whether you’re coming here by road … Continue reading

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Piešťany’s Best Cakes

Many people know about Piešťany, Slovakia’s most famous spa. But what to do when you’re done with a dunk in the pools? Well, the answer is of course an exploration of the town and when you’re done with that (it won’t … Continue reading

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