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Lake on the Edge of the World: Skalnaté Pleso

It’s a collision of worlds, Skalnaté Pleso. The cut-off point between the lower slopes of the High Tatras mankind have succeeded in taming to some extent and the wild peaks rearing above that mankind (let’s hope) never will tame. Cowering just … Continue reading

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How to Get Between Poprad, Ždiar and Zakopane in Poland

It’s a topic that’s thrashed out on travel forums again and again, because the online info is always conspicuously lacking in some of the necessary detail: how to take the beguilingly scenic trip across the east of the High Tatras … Continue reading

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The Tatranská Magistrala Stage 1: Ždiar to Chata Pri Zelenom Plese

Ždiar, as mentioned in Englishmaninslovakia’s introduction to hiking the Tatranská Magistrala, is the best starting point for beginning the walk. It’s a beautiful village below the lovely Bela Tatras, with many examples of the Goral architecture (the Goral people are a … Continue reading

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Hiking Slovakia’s Tatranská Magistrala

    E ver PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED ON OUR NEW SITE, WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK Ever since moving to Slovakia, hiking its most renowned mountain trail, which traverses the entire length of the Tatras mountain range, was … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to Linger in Poprad

  P     op     is PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED – FOR THE LATEST ON POPRAD RESTAURANTS PLEASE GO TO WWW.ENGLISHMANINSLOVAKIA.CO.UK gateway to the High Tatras. Whether you’re coming here by road … 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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All Hail the Ginger Monkey

With the advent of December comes peak skiing season in the High Tatras, and no more appropriate time to mention for the first time my favourite place in these mountains, Ždiar, and the best accommodation option within, the Ginger Monkey. On … Continue reading

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