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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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Heavy Snow in Bratislava – in Pictures

For today’s post, the pictures say it all: the snow that’s been coming down all week this morning went crazy, and was descending in chunks, incessantly! And still is! The classic Slovak Christmas movie, Perin Baba, in which an old … Continue reading

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Where to Get High in Bratislava

When I arrive in a new place, my immediate instinct is to want to get up high to see a view of all of it. Bratislava – with its burnished rooftops, the grandiose set pieces of castle and cathedral, the … Continue reading

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Mapping My Run (in the Small Carpathians)

A weekday night in a typical Andean hostel; salsa filtering in from a bar across the way; the smell of engine oil and fried guinea pig and crisp wintry mountains wafting in. Incredibly this room has a desk and I’m … Continue reading

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Fried Cheese Friday

Friday afternoon; I have my ticket from the sour-faced woman in Vinohrady station; I’m waiting on the broken platform with a view of vineyards in spring bloom; there’s a groan and a clank and a sound a bit like what … Continue reading

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Pension Zlata Noha – Basement Prices, Beautiful Views

This is, as near as dammit, the view from a pension (guesthouse) that is long overdue on this blog. That’s right: Zlata Noha (which translates as golden leg). Golden leg refers to their dog, but I digress. Bratislava has hills: … Continue reading

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