Tag Archives: Poprad

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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Relax Farma Marianka

At Poprad I got off the mainline train and whilst the other travellers hurried off on their way home or transferred to the mountain railway to the High Tatras I waited in the gathering gloom of a temperamental spring day … Continue reading

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How to Get Between Poprad, Ždiar and Zakopane in Poland

It’s a topic that’s thrashed out on travel forums again and again, because the online info is always conspicuously lacking in some of the necessary detail: how to take the beguilingly scenic trip across the east of the High Tatras … 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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London to Poprad Flights Again From October 2014

A few years ago, the now-defunct SkyEurope airline offered the incredibly useful connection between London and the High Tatras of Slovakia which are one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Now, thanks to Wizz Air, that flight is back. Starting … Continue reading

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The Tatras Electric Railway

The electric trains that run between Poprad and the High Tatras mountain resorts are more than a means of getting about: they are an experience in themselves. I, being quite passionate about public transport, am a huge fan of a … Continue reading

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Penzión Plesnivec, Poprad

Sometimes, you want to get back from your hike, bike or climb in the mountains and crash in a good, sturdy, cosy room with a thunderous hot shower and the promise of a hot meal and traveller camaraderie. You don’t … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to Linger in Poprad

  P     op     is PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED – FOR THE LATEST ON POPRAD RESTAURANTS PLEASE GO TO WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK gateway to the High Tatras. Whether you’re coming here by road … Continue reading

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Top Ten Medieval Towns in Slovakia

It’s not just the nature that’s spellbinding in Slovakia: some of the smaller towns – whether as a result of castle strongholds against marauding Turks, or being major Medieval mining centres or having healing spas – grew up in magnificence … Continue reading

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