Peter Dlhopolec

Peter Dlhopolec

staff writer & podcaster

Peter Dlhopolec is a staff writer for The Slovak Spectator and host of the Spectacular Slovakia and Spectator College podcasts.

He was born in Zvolen and received two bachelor’s degrees from Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava for European politics and mass media studies. 

Discovering new music is his big passion. Some of his free time is spent doing sports and litter picking.

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Trenčín covered in Christmas lights on November 29, 2021.
Make yourself comfortable and explore what has been going on in Slovakia in the past days. 3. Dec 2021, at 8:10
The interactive exhibition Elements of Art is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Žilina Music Conservatory on November 18, 2021.
A potential Christmas present, one hike, nice sports stories, and more. Dive into reading this week's roundup. 26. Nov 2021, at 10:15
After obtaining a Slovak passport in 2017, American Andre Jones represented Slovakia for three years.
The first US basketball players came to play in Slovakia in the nineties. 26. Nov 2021, at 9:33
Slovakia's only LGBTI sports club, Lotus Flowers, brings the LGBTI community and their allies together, and even some anti-LGBTI people.
A decade ago, gay people founded their own sports club, Lotus Flowers, in Bratislava. 26. Nov 2021, at 9:13
A deck chair below the Skalka viewing platform outside Banská Bystrica. A few metres away from the deck chair, hikers can find a spot named after the Titanic.
It is a wine weekend in the Bratislava Region, and we are on the hunt for young talented essayists. Could you be one of them? 19. Nov 2021, at 8:55
Exterior of the historical building on Rudnay Square in Bratislava after its reconstruction.
Spend your weekend hiking in the Low Tatras, but read the latest culture and travel stories first. 12. Nov 2021, at 8:31
Most hiking trails in the High Tatras were closed on the first day of November.
Dive into the latest travel, culture and ice hockey stories, starting with the chamois of the Tatras. 5. Nov 2021, at 10:44
An apple orchard was created in the Botanical Garden of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra.
Bojnice Castle will celebrate the Halloween weekend with evening tours, and what's new in Bratislava? 29. Oct 2021, at 8:30
Cartoon from Puck, a US humour magazine, published on August 9, 1899 by J. S. Pughe. Uncle Sam sees hyphenated voters and asks, “Why should I let these freaks cast whole ballots when they are only half Americans?”
I want to become a Slovak citizen so I must learn Slovak, says second-generation Slovak-American Gregory Fabian. 22. Oct 2021, at 12:18
“My Sunny Maad”, a Czech-French-Slovak animated drama about a Czech woman married to an Afghan who decide to live in post-Taliban Afghanistan, is now screened in Slovak cinemas.
Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend. 22. Oct 2021, at 11:51
Renáta Kamenárová teaches Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also co-written several "Krížom krážom" textbooks, which are used by those teaching Slovak to foreigners.
But in Slovak, your tongue actually works, says an American who learns Slovak. 22. Oct 2021, at 11:40
Children flying kites in Žilina.
Philip Morris has opened an interactive laboratory in Banská Bystrica, and private radio stations will say goodbye to Slovak music. 15. Oct 2021, at 11:50
Actors Martin Huba and Robo Roth in the Mercedes Benz play, which will be subtitled for English speakers on November 7 at the Slovak National Theatre.
Slovak National Theatre offers plays with English subtitles. HBO Max will be launched in Slovakia soon. 8. Oct 2021, at 10:29
On October 1, 2021, the Košice State Theatre presented the premiere of Gaetano Doinizetti's opera 'Robeto Devereux.'
Your weekend reads, including bike trips and Bratislava news, rounded up in one place. 1. Oct 2021, at 11:19
Ukrainian tattoo artist Olesia Paskarenko (centre) came to Slovakia when she was 17 years old.
Many know her as Les, which means forest in Slovak. Olesia Paskarenko planned on becoming a landscape architect. Her plans changed a few years ago. 29. Sep 2021, at 7:02
No single list of foreigners who are entitled to vote in Slovakia exists.
The million-dollar question the state and towns can hardly answer. 24. Sep 2021, at 11:34
On the Spectator College podcast, Briton Addy Akram, who serves as a councillor in eastern Slovakia, talks about his journey into Slovak local politics.
Addy Akram speaks about how he became a local politician in eastern Slovakia and why foreigners should vote in Slovakia. 24. Sep 2021, at 11:17
The operation of the cable car from Kamzík to Železná Studnička in Bratislava will be temporarily interrupted due to reconstruction from September 27.
Set out on a Malá Fatra hike, avoid the Bratislava cable car from Monday. 24. Sep 2021, at 9:48
The latest Focus poll has found that 57.7 percent of Slovaks think the government should not be lenient when it comes to taking refugees in.
The latest Focus poll unveils how an ideal foreigner looks to Slovaks, and if Slovakia can ever become a home to foreigners. 20. Sep 2021, at 19:00
A via ferrata in Martin was closed this week. It will remain closed until October 31.
The latest travel and culture stories from Slovakia. We've got you covered. 17. Sep 2021, at 11:15
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