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Penzión Resla pri Klopacke

In Banská Štiavnica, where one can’t walk a pace without another delightful 18th-century edifice looming photogenically into view, it’s not easy to stand out on architectural merits. But sometimes, pretty facades can be just shells – or not live up … Continue reading

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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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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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Banská Štiavnica’s Mining Museum(s)

For those of you not in the know, Banská Štiavnica is the most famous place that’s not famous in Slovakia. Its location is off the main Bratislava-Tatras-Košice trail but then it has to be: the town is in the rolling Štiavnica Mountains, … Continue reading

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Banská Štiavnica’s Aura

When you book last-minute accommodation as I often do (because in my own life outside of work I am incredibly disorganised) you rarely expect to arrive, stay, and come away from the place feeling that you might just have discovered … Continue reading

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The “Weird Woman” of Banská Štiavnica

Just as a ship is a woman, so a cafe or bar can be – and a decidedly strange one at that. Weird and wonderful Divná Pani (English translation = “strange lady”) on the main street of Banská Štiavnica’s historic … Continue reading

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Partaking in the Most Sexually Charged Easter Tradition Ever

Dusk on Easter Sunday, and I’m scouring the hedgerows and woodlands of Banska Štiavnica, looking for thin, bendy branches (ideally willows) that will make a cracking good whip. It’s not easy. The woods around Banska Štiavnica yield barely a twig … Continue reading

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Top Ten Medieval Towns in Slovakia

It’s not just the nature that’s spellbinding in Slovakia: some of the smaller towns – whether as a result of castle strongholds against marauding Turks, or being major Medieval mining centres or having healing spas – grew up in magnificence … Continue reading

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Authentic Slovakia, Bratislava’s Wackiest Tour Agency

Englismaninslovakia.com caught up recently with one half of Authentic Slovakia, owned by two brothers, one of Bratislava’s newest and coolest tour agencies, to find out a little bit more about them and the kind of experiences tourists can have with … Continue reading

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