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Spectacular Slovakia: Where to find handsome Slovak men

Slovak folk songs may guide you to the right places.9. Oct 2019, at 19:24

A folk group performs at the Spiš Fair in eastern Slovakia
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Blog: Some good reasons to take a bike ride to Devín in autumn

A scrumptious taste of local viticulture is only one of them.9. Oct 2019, at 12:54

Devín Castle
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His paintings were sold for lots of money, but Benka dreamed of career in music

Martin Benka became Slovakia’s national treasure for his artistic craft.3. Oct 2019, at 16:46

People attend the Martin Benka exhibition at the SOGA auction company in Bratislava on September 10, 2019
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Blog: A page out of the foreigners’ storybook

At the Bratislava True Stories event on September 20, “Odkiaľ si” became the Slovak version of “Once Upon a Time”.30. Sep 2019, at 10:58

Nastaran (Nasi) A Morlagh tells a story at a Bratislava True Stories event in 2018.
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People in the Hont Region pulled a bull up on a tower

“Why?” you may ask. Find out in the Spectacular Slovakia episode.26. Sep 2019, at 17:48

The "Hontianska paráda" folklore festival takes place every August in Hrušov in the Hont Region
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Sudanese cartoonist: Censorship not just something in some far away land

Khalid Albaih found freedom of expression on the internet because there was nowhere else.19. Sep 2019, at 10:06

Khalid Albaih

Expats: Three things that will improve your mental health

Talley Sjoberg Varney is featured in this week's Spectacular Slovakia.5. Sep 2019, at 13:49

How to handle a new life in a new country? American T. S. Varney talks about mental health and more.
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Poland’s spoonful of sugar for bitter anti-refugee rhetoric

We voice what is hurting, says Karol Wilczyński, one of the founders of Islamista.2. Sep 2019, at 19:01

Anna and Karol Wilczyński during the international conference Rethinking Islam co-organised by them in Cracow, Poland in 2019. The conference gathered experts and practitioners on the issues of Islam and migration and was aimed at discussing the current issues of social integration and diversity.

Memories of the uprising: It seemed that even the birds stopped chirping

Slovakia marks the 75th anniversary of the uprising on August 29.22. Aug 2019, at 21:39

(Left) Demeter Kokosh at age 7, his brother John 3 and uncle Peter in 1939. (Right) Mr Kokosh today.
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Sit down places in Bratislava for breakfast

Peter & Anna also exchange views on US and Slovak breakfast.22. Aug 2019, at 13:00

Bratislava offers some splendid breakfast cafés and restaurants. Find out more in the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
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Zealous about zen? Discover your peace of mind in Bratislava.

American Talley Sjoberg Varney takes us into her ‘potions room’ to explain why aromatherapy matters.15. Aug 2019, at 19:08

American aromatherapist Talley Sjoberg Varney chats with us on this week's episode of Spectacular Slovakia.
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There is a lot of poetry in the air, most of it escapes me

Experimental poet Zuzana Husárová uses many tools to create nontraditional poems, but pen and paper is generally not one of them.13. Aug 2019, at 12:08

Zuzana Husárová
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Love Thy Neighbour: How the Church of Sweden advocates for people on the move

On a grassroots level, people tend to solve the problems that might look unsolvable on a macro level, says programme director Anna Hjälm.8. Jul 2019, at 9:40

Migration as a threat was the most common thread of disinformation being spread before the 2019 EP elections, a GLOBSEC report suggests.

Theatre of the Oppressed gives a voice to the unheard

In forum theatre, audience members, referred to as “spect-actors”, can stop the play at any time and intervene.20. Jun 2019, at 14:38

Theatre of the Oppressed takes centre stage in Bratislava.

Spectacular Slovakia #40: What do Slovakia and Scandinavia have in common?

It has something to do with four articular Lutheran churches in Slovakia. Listen to the latest episode below to find out more.20. Jun 2019, at 13:35

The articular Lutheran church in Kežmarok.
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World Refugee Day: A whole world under one umbrella

With all of the prejudice and the anti-migration movement, it is very important that someone is saying the opposite, says organiser of Umbrella March.20. Jun 2019, at 8:05

Umbrella March 2019

Translation is the most accurate reading of a book

2019 EU Prize for Literature winner Ivana Dobrakovová believes every good book finds a publisher.15. Jun 2019, at 16:40

Ivana Dobrakovová

Spectacular Slovakia #39: Let's make Bratislava a better place - volunteer

American Jennifer Sturgeon shares her volunteering experience in Bratislava and explains why small acts of kindness always matter.13. Jun 2019, at 10:37

Volunteers in Bratislava.
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Volunteers across Slovakia had their hearts in the right city

This year, 10,158 volunteers participated in Náše Mesto, the largest corporate volunteering event in central Europe.7. Jun 2019, at 15:53

This year's logo for Naše Mesto.
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Spectacular Slovakia #38: A slightly terrifying kind of paradise

Don’t go to Slovenský raj without a good pair of hiking boots and some nerve.6. Jun 2019, at 10:58

Kyseľ gorge in Slovenský Raj
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