Tag Archives: Mala Fatra

Chata Pod Čertovicou

8:30am. The only other guest was chuckling to himself. He simply couldn’t believe it. The manager had just given him a bottle of wine (Château Topoľčianky, not bad), well, just because, too often these days there is a reason for … Continue reading

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Vrátna Valley Basics – & Two Short Walks Around Chleb and Veľký Kriváň

If anyone were to ask me where they should go to get the most accessible and authentic slice of mountain life in Slovakia, factoring in the obligatory stupendous viewpoint and a hike to a classic wilderness hut dishing out hearty … Continue reading

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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 Gates of Paradise (Hotel Diery)

What’s better than paradise? Another paradise that’s less crowded, right? Take Slovenský Raj, for example, or the Slovak Paradise, as the name translates. Sitting just southeast of Poprad Slovenský Raj national park is rightly known for its paradisaical qualities: namely its … Continue reading

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Stanica: Žilina’s Cool Station Arts Centre

Englishmaninslovakia has been wanting to post something on Stanica for a while and we thought there would be nothing as good as catching up with the guys behind Žilina’s – and one of Slovakia’s – most innovative cultural projects. The … Continue reading

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Word Limitations and Destinations

Me on the trail to Chata Pod Chlebom in Mala Fatra National Park this April… I’m a writer. I write a lot, and somehow even manage to make a living from doing so. A not insignificant part of this writing … Continue reading

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