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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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Pilgrimage to Marianka

  Perhaps I would make a good pilgrim. There is no other real reason (excepting madness) to explain why, on an icy Saturday when the snow out in the countryside was still almost knee-deep and most roads – let alone … Continue reading

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Where to Get High in Bratislava

When I arrive in a new place, my immediate instinct is to want to get up high to see a view of all of it. Bratislava – with its burnished rooftops, the grandiose set pieces of castle and cathedral, the … 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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How To Get To Bratislava’s Main Hotels

Imagine this. It’s late. The Ryanair flight’s just landed. To cap a long journey, you’ve had to deal with officially the most ridiculous airport bus transfer in the world (yes Bratislava really is a record-breaker in this respect). You just … Continue reading

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Pension Zlata Noha – Basement Prices, Beautiful Views

This is, as near as dammit, the view from a pension (guesthouse) that is long overdue on this blog. That’s right: Zlata Noha (which translates as golden leg). Golden leg refers to their dog, but I digress. Bratislava has hills: … Continue reading

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