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The Forgotten Bank of the Danube

That last post reminded me of another I meant to write a few months ago. I’d been shopping, as I remember (not at one of the big malls because I detest them) and fancied a stroll near the city centre. … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’m waiting in the concrete starkness of the Most SNP Bus Station; eyes dimly fixed on the rather fetching new digital departure screen; realisation slowly dawning that I have indeed missed the hourly bus to Devín. As it’s early, and … Continue reading

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The Štefánikova Magistrála (Štefánik’s Trail)

  When I heard there was a path themed around one of Slovakia’s greatest all-time heroes, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, running from the Austrian border at Hrad Devín through the entirety of the Small Carpathians to Bradlo, where the man is buried, my … Continue reading

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Bratislava – A Birdwatching Haven

For our 150th post on Englishmaninslovakia.com we are honoured to have a guest article on birdwatching in and around Bratislava from one of the city’s most experienced birdwatchers, Tomáš Novák. A keen birdwatcher, nature lover, and “bike birder”, his particular passion … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Rest: Marianka

Marianka is the end of the road. I certainly felt that when I traipsed into this pretty village nestled into the forested uplands of the Malé Karpaty the other weekend – having just completed the path through the hills from … Continue reading

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The Pajštún Castle Hike

The sultry March weather in Bratislava continues, and the yearning for countryside escapes grows in proportion. Last Friday we yet again found ourselves heading out to explore one of the many outdoor adventures in close proximity to the city. This … Continue reading

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RIP Starý Most, Petržalka’s New Tram Line & What This Could Mean for Bratislava

It’s quite a shock, when you’re going for a stroll around your city, to suddenly see something you assumed was a permanent fixture in the skyline half demolished. So it was when, heading down to the Danube yesterday evening, I … Continue reading

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Danubiana Art Museum – & Why It’s Cool

This isn’t my first post about the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum (see this post for an example of the type of stunning exhibitions they get here). And, given that a trip here is possibly the best thing to do in … Continue reading

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