Tag Archives: Small Carpathians Wine Route

Bratislava Castle Restaurant

Slovak cuisine tastebud-tickling time. And this, primarily, for a friend who is Bratislava-bound soon after a lengthy time away, and has been asking me about classic places to eat really good Slovak food in Bratislava Old Town. On first examination, … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kamzík

 Like the Tower of London, like the Eiffel Tower, the thing that puts you off wanting to go to Kamzík, the big TV tower/mast standing sentinel over the hills above Bratislava is that it is, perhaps, too obvious.  There is admittedly not much … Continue reading

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Modra’s Hotel of Ceramics

I like a hotel to reflect, subtly but with pride, the culture of the place it’s in. And Modra, a beguiling town famous for its beautiful pottery, wine and colourful 19th-century townhouses, is touchingly showcased in its best hotel, sitting … Continue reading

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Majolika, Modra

New year, new porcelain purchase? Well, maybe it should be a consideration. For anyone wanting to bring home a memento of their time in Slovakia, this renowned ceramics shop in the beguiling little town of Modra 28km northeast of Bratislava … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Things About Life in Slovakia

We turn away from tourism, for a minute, on this blog, to focus on life. Life in Slovakia is a topic generally less known about even than tourism here – at least to the foreign/English-speaking world – so this is … Continue reading

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Drinking Like A King: Visiting the Tokaj Wine Cellars of the Far East

Mmm. Culinary adventures. What better way to explore than one which has as its motive the discovery of a food or drink? I don’t just say this for my own palate’s sake. In a country I care about, it is … Continue reading

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The Stop on the Wine Route No One Knows About

A misty October weekend afternoon; the itch to get out into the hills and away from Bratislava overwhelms. The woods are on the turn. It’s been over a month since I’ve been hiking in them. Part yellow, part orange, part … Continue reading

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The Small Carpathians: An Intro

Before I wax lyrical about one of my favourite ranges of hills and forests (the Small Carpathians, or Malé Karpaty) too much more on this blog it’s probably necessary to give you some context. So here we go. In terms … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Trnava

Yet again, I managed to miss the Days of Open Cellars in Svätý Jur this year. They don’t exactly advertise themselves well. Neither do any of the events taking place on what is known as the Small Carpathians Wine Route … 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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