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The Unsung Charms of Košice – A Perspective on Slovakia’s Second City

 This week’s post comes courtesy of Karen McCann, author of  Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home, which within weeks of publication became the number one best-selling travel book on Amazon. Karen recently spent three months on trains, … Continue reading

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Hotel Elizabeth, Trenčin

I tried thinking of several possible titles for this article: “The hotel with the Roman remains”, “A night below the foundations of Western Slovakia’s mightiest castle”, something along these lines. Either of the above headings would be true, as would … Continue reading

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Slovakia’s Wooden Churches: Four of the Easiest to Visit

On this site, we like to believe we dedicate ourselves 100% to the bizarre, the off-the-beaten-track and the profound where Slovakia is concerned: we wouldn’t want you to be reading on here what you can Google elsewhere, after all. But … Continue reading

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Embers

Somewhere, in an unspecified location in the wild Carpathians, an ageing General and his long-estranged friend Konrad are preparing for one final dinner together. It’s been 41 years since they last met up like this, and – one feels – … Continue reading

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Drinking Like A King: Visiting the Tokaj Wine Cellars of the Far East

Mmm. Culinary adventures. What better way to explore than one which has as its motive the discovery of a food or drink? I don’t just say this for my own palate’s sake. In a country I care about, it is … Continue reading

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Slovakia’s Air Connections: A Pretty Much Comprehensive List

I tried. I really tried to think of a more interesting title for this post. But hey – knowing how to get yourself connected by air to Slovakia is a useful thing, particularly if you’ve never heard of the place … Continue reading

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Climbing Košice’s Cathedral

It has been an indecently long time in coming. But finally we are shedding some light on the image that has been synonymous with Englishmaninslovakia from the very beginning: namely the city-centre-scape of Košice, fanning out around the majestic cathedral … Continue reading

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Košice’s “Eco” Hotel

I’m not a big fan of always posting pictures of rooms when it comes to describing accommodation. The hotel has to be pretty stunning for the picture of its beds to look good. That’s the thing with “Eco” Hotel Dalia. It’s … Continue reading

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Fairytale Breakfast

  I’m not (for once) using artistic licence. Raňajkáreň Rozprávka means just that: a fairytale breakfast joint. This cute little brunch stop on the back streets of Košice even invented the word “raňajkáreň” – as a cukráreň serves cakes, is … Continue reading

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Dylan in Košice

Looking forward to heading east tomorrow to see one of my all-time favourite musicians performing in the Steel Arena in Košice. It’s still not too late to buy tickets! It’s going to be a good opportunity for Englishmaninslovakia to make … Continue reading

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