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Pilgrimage to Marianka

  Perhaps I would make a good pilgrim. There is no other real reason (excepting madness) to explain why, on an icy Saturday when the snow out in the countryside was still almost knee-deep and most roads – let alone … 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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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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Some of the Many, Many Reasons It’s Really Good No One Visits Me at My Office

It’s 9am. I’ve got up by this stage (I’m not sleeping so much recently) and got into work. My office is on the fourth floor of a 1960’s-era apartment in Rača (a very desirable location and quite the “up-and-coming” area … Continue reading

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