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Top Ten Slovak Gift Ideas

To get in gear for the festive season, we’ve produced our top ten of the must-buy traditional Slovak souvenirs. We’re focussing here on things that really aren’t the same if you buy them outside Slovakia, that have a touch of … Continue reading

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Dušičky

Today, November 1st, is All Saint’s Day. This is usually known colloquially as Dušičky in Slovakia and it is one of the most poignant occasions in the calendar year. “Occasion” is less the word than “honouring”.  For all of yesterday, … Continue reading

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Introducing Úl’uv… With Suggestions for Improvement

Úl’uv is Slovakia’s centre for folk art production and, with several strategically-placed outlets in Bratislava, is the obvious first port of call for any visitors to Slovakia who are seeking a souvenir beyond the bog standard tourist tat. There is … Continue reading

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Partaking in the Most Sexually Charged Easter Tradition Ever

Dusk on Easter Sunday, and I’m scouring the hedgerows and woodlands of Banska Štiavnica, looking for thin, bendy branches (ideally willows) that will make a cracking good whip. It’s not easy. The woods around Banska Štiavnica yield barely a twig … Continue reading

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Mikuláš Day!

To another flurry of snow (it’s still not really settling yet though) this morning I opened my presents from St Nick… think I’m 19 days ahead of schedule? Uh-uh. Slovakia, along with several other countries in Central Europe, celebrates Mikuláš (aka … Continue reading

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