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The appeal of the Slovak Sea Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . Twenty-five years ago when Slovaks had limited options to travel abroad they still had Zemplínska šírava, one of the largest reservoirs in the region – also dubbed the Slovak Sea. While it no longer attracts a million visitors in a single season, the lake, which according to European Environment Agency has excellent water, is getting its second wind offering water-related joys to tourists in an otherwise landlocked country. 20 Aug 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
National children’s violin orchestra perform in High Tatras Around Slovakia Locked THE INTERNATIONAL children’s orchestra performed works by Bach, Mozart, but also ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen at the Skalnaté Pleso mountain lake below the Lomnický Štít peak in the High Tatras on July 17. 18 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Czechs, Slovaks celebrate brotherhood on Veľká Javorina hill Around Slovakia Locked SLOVAKS and Czechs met for an annual celebration of Czech-Slovak brotherhood on the Veľká Javorina hill in Trenčín Region, Slovakia, on July 27. 18 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Biggest peasant trousers, leather shoes made at Koliesko Around Slovakia Locked THE 24th year of the Koliesko folk culture festival saw two makers of traditional Slovak garments land spots in the Slovak Book of Records, for the biggest pair of trousers and the biggest pair of krpce – traditional leather peasant shoes. 18 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Scything lives on at annual Grass Cutters’ League competition Around Slovakia Locked THE OLD skill of scything is alive and well among participants of the national Grass Cutters’ League, which culminated this year on July 26 in Cigeľ, near Prievidza, in central Slovakia. 18 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
From valleys to plains Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . “Stupačky” (platforms) and metal chains are attached to the rock while the river flows several metres under the hiker’s feet and the deep valley below looks like an undiscovered world. Welcome in Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise), and one of the most popular trails around Prielom Hornádu. 13 Aug 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Illegal puppy shipments intercepted at Slovak borders Around Slovakia TWO illegal shipments of 67 puppies were intercepted on Slovakia’s borders with Hungary and the Czech Republic. The puppies, of various breeds, were likely to be sold abroad, and have been placed in Sloboda Zvierat’s (SZ, Freedom of Animals) temporary quarantine. 11 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Firefighters responded after severe Bratislava storm Around Slovakia Nearly 80 firefighters were dispatched in response to a storm with torrential rain that hit Bratislava on August 3. 11 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Around 40 cars torched near Vincov Les thermal pool Around Slovakia THE SUMMER heat took its tool when approximately 40 cars parked at the Vincov Les thermal swimming pool complex near Sládkovičovo, Trnava Region were burned to a crisp on July 20. 11 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Turecká hosts annual bryndzové halušky contest Around Slovakia SINCE 1995, the central-Slovak municipality of Turecká has hosted a festival to celebrate Slovakia’s national dish, bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon). 11 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Police fished out bootleg cigarettes from Tisa river Around Slovakia THE BORDER police in Sobrance, Košice Region, fished out a package from the Tisa River containing 60 cartons of cigarettes. The river flows along part of the Slovak-Hungarian border in southeast Slovakia. 11 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
In and around Košice on two wheels Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . Exploring the Košice region on two wheels is not meant only for the athletically-inclined. Quite the contrary – there are more than 1,300 kilometres of cycling routes available which make it one of the best means to explore the area. Be it architecture, history or nature that interests you most, visitors can choose the cycling path that suits their interests and physical condition. 6 Aug 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Horses from all over Slovakia compete in Topoľčianky Around Slovakia NOBLE horse breeds from across the country competed at an exhibition at the National Stud Farm in Topoľčianky. The event drew 40 breeders and organisers informed the TASR newswire that a total of 50 horses were judged. Breeds included traditional ones like Arabian thoroughbreds, Nonius, Furioso and Lipizzaner. 4 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Renovated Budatín Castle tower opened in mid-July Around Slovakia AFTER seven years, the renovated tower of the Budatín Castle, the only castle in the city of Žilina, opened to the public on July 13. 4 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Bear-proof trash cans tested at Košice zoo Around Slovakia LATE NIGHT snacking may soon be a thing of the past for wild bears as zookeepers put innovative trash cans to the test at Košice zoo. 4 Aug 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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“It has been a long time since I brought home two gold medals. I have repeated this after some time, and I have to admit that it tastes just as good.” Sprint canoeist Erik Vlček after winning two gold medals with Juraj Tarr in the men’s K2 1000m at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.