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Asian bistros, Putin tees, and English books. Welcome to Miletička

The fruit and vegetable open-air Bratislava market hides much more.5. Dec 2019, at 15:12

People queue up for sauerkraut at Miletička ahead of Christmas on December 21, 2017
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What does Kendrick Lamar share with Schöne Náci?

Learn 10 unusual facts about Bratislava in this week’s podcast.28. Nov 2019, at 10:29

People may come across the statue of Schöne Náci near the Main Square in Bratislava
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A Slovak bot to uncover fake news in Lithuania

Checkbot has checked more than 11,000 links in Slovakia.22. Nov 2019, at 8:16

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Checkbot educates and warns. It never tells the truth

Nearly one half of Slovaks tend to believe disinformation.22. Nov 2019, at 4:26

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Set off to the Trenčín Region to conquer a cone-shaped hill

Western Slovakia hides a number of hiking spots well worth a visit.21. Nov 2019, at 20:35

The sun sets in a village underneath the Kršlenica hill
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The Velvet Revolution embodies a peaceful change

Professor Ľubica Lacinová remembers her life before and after 1989.14. Nov 2019, at 16:26

A total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
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Memories of the Velvet Revolution

Researcher Ľubica Lacinová recalls her life under communism and the events of 1989 in a podcast interview.25. Oct 2019, at 7:25

November 1989 in Bratislava
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The Černová Tragedy: 15 people killed for consecration of their church

Slovaks overlook the 1907 massacre, although it is a red-letter day.24. Oct 2019, at 21:05

The Slovak Post issued the Andrej Hlinka stamps on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Slovak Catholic priest and politician's birth in 2014. Hlinka was a key figure in the October 1907 Černová Tragedy, although he was not present
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The High Tatras hide the most spectacular outhouse

Mountaineer Ľubomír Mäkký shares tips for easy hikes in the majestic Slovak mountains on this week's episode.16. Oct 2019, at 20:37

The best known bus stop in Slovakia's High Tatras is placed near Chata pod Rysmi(Hut below Rysy)
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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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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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Dedoles will plant trees in the Tatras to tackle climate change

Concerns over the protection of national parks and climate change prompt more initiatives and citizens to help nature in Slovakia.2. Oct 2019, at 15:04

Volunteers take part in the Father Forest Plants a Forest project in 2018 to plant a new forest near Modra, western Slovakia
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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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Slovaks boast of halušky, but what are the Welsh proud of?

Cardiff-born Mike Valek will compare Wales to Slovakia this week.19. Sep 2019, at 14:07

What do Cardiff and Bratislava have in common? Visitors can find castles in both. But what else?
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Gemer: The poorest but spectacular region remains undiscovered

Explore the region with US graduate Hannah Falchuk. She spent one year in Revúca, one of the region's centres.12. Sep 2019, at 14:13

Cyclists ride through the Great Plain (Veľká lúka) in the Muránska planina national park, central Slovakia. Tourists can rent an e-bike in the village of Muráň, which lies in the national park.
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History class: The SNP explained in under 30 minutes

J. Thomson breaks down the Slovak National Uprising for foreigners.29. Aug 2019, at 1:04

The German army parade in Banská Bystrica after the SNP Uprising failed in October 1944.
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Wildlife viewing: birds, bats, bears, and other animal

Slovaks are discovering the beauty of watching animals in their natural habitat.27. Aug 2019, at 14:48

Devínske jazero and Východoslovenská nížina are some of the most popular spots for birdwatching.
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Activities adrenaline junkies can enjoy in Slovakia

Become a race car driver at Slovakia Ring and jump off a chimney in Pezinok.23. Aug 2019, at 9:00

Adrenaline junkies can try skywalking up at the UFO Tower in Bratislava.
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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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Slovakia's castles have changed from sights to culture hubs

Ľubovňa Castle, in the north-east of Slovakia, has risen to become one of the most visited castles. But others across the country do not fall behind.13. Aug 2019, at 11:40

Spiš Castle.
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