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Beckov Castle

I remember, sure, the first time I left the beloved southwest England of my childhood for a long while, but oddly enough, what I remember more vividly is returning to it again after that first lengthy absence. The Berry’s Coach … 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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The Tea Tent in Medicka Záhrada

Wifi: None The first time. It’s important, right? On my first time – with the tea tent in Medicka Záhrada, that is – a bare-footed, bearded man engaged me in an interesting discussion about birdwatching in Slovakia: besides recommending then serving … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Things About Life in Slovakia

We turn away from tourism, for a minute, on this blog, to focus on life. Life in Slovakia is a topic generally less known about even than tourism here – at least to the foreign/English-speaking world – so this is … Continue reading

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Is Levice Really So Bad?

Ah Levice! The stunning medieval town square; the church with the sublime craftsmanship of the architect Master Pavel; the famous pilgrimage site of Mariánska Hora; stunning national parks nearby… No. That’s Levoča, one of the pearls of Eastern Slovakia and … Continue reading

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