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Penzión Resla pri Klopacke

In Banská Štiavnica, where one can’t walk a pace without another delightful 18th-century edifice looming photogenically into view, it’s not easy to stand out on architectural merits. But sometimes, pretty facades can be just shells – or not live up … Continue reading

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Banská Štiavnica’s Mining Museum(s)

For those of you not in the know, Banská Štiavnica is the most famous place that’s not famous in Slovakia. Its location is off the main Bratislava-Tatras-Košice trail but then it has to be: the town is in the rolling Štiavnica Mountains, … Continue reading

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Is Levice Really So Bad?

Ah Levice! The stunning medieval town square; the church with the sublime craftsmanship of the architect Master Pavel; the famous pilgrimage site of Mariánska Hora; stunning national parks nearby… No. That’s Levoča, one of the pearls of Eastern Slovakia and … Continue reading

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Banská Štiavnica’s Aura

When you book last-minute accommodation as I often do (because in my own life outside of work I am incredibly disorganised) you rarely expect to arrive, stay, and come away from the place feeling that you might just have discovered … Continue reading

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The “Weird Woman” of Banská Štiavnica

Just as a ship is a woman, so a cafe or bar can be – and a decidedly strange one at that. Weird and wonderful Divná Pani (English translation = “strange lady”) on the main street of Banská Štiavnica’s historic … Continue reading

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