Tag Archives: Slovakia Travel

Dear Sweet Mother of God, We’re in Eastern Europe

These depictions of Slovakia never cease to amuse me. This one uses big chunks of the 2004 flick EuroTrip as part of a promotion to Erasmus students, however. Which I don’t think is necessarily a good idea… unless it’s to … 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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The Best English-Language Web Resources on Slovakian Travel & Culture

Slovakia is, in terms of Internet penetration, the most switched-on country in Eastern Europe. That means more people use the web in Slovakia than anywhere else in the region. But practically, this doesn’t always translate into obvious English-language web resources. … Continue reading

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Slovakia… Great Mountains, Great Forests… and Traffic Lights

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Western Slovakia Castle Tour: Nine of the Best

We all know about the normal top tens of Slovakia: Spiš Castle, Trenčin, maybe Kežmarok. Spotted the theme yet? Castles. Slovakia does, of course, have very good castles (it is one of the most densely castellated countries in the world … Continue reading

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Bratislava Day Trip: Svätý Jur

An icy, but brilliantly sunny winter’s day: and where to roam from Bratislava when you wake up, well, reasonably late? You want to get out into the countryside, but you also don’t have so many hours before darkness falls again, … Continue reading

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Košice’s Flight Connections – The Latest

When Košice got a new flight connection from London Luton, you heard it here first: almost a year before it happened! It seemed when that route began operating in autumn 2013 that Slovakia’s second city was really making moves to turn … Continue reading

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The Alternative to Ryanair

It’s about 1am in the draughty terminal at Luton Airport. They call it London Luton even though it’s over an hour away via a dirty train journey, of which the best thing that can be said of it is that … Continue reading

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