About author

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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Austrian Ambassador Margit Bruck-Friedrich is the last guest to talk about the Slovak capital in the Bratislava series of the Spectacular Slovakia Podcast.
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Margit Bruck-Friedrich first discovered the iconic open-air market, which she adores, on a rainy day. 14. Dec 2020, at 10:16
Japanese Ambassador Makoto Nakagawa on a bike trip in Bratislava.
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Only in the podcast, Japan’s Ambassador Makoto Nakagawa reveals what Tokyo and Bratislava have in common. 7. Dec 2020, at 7:00
Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai visits the Tatras.
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Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai fell in love with Slovakia’s capital right away. 30. Nov 2020, at 7:16
Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Slovak Republic Alexander Hoffet (left) after handing over the credentials to the President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska in Bratislava on September 11, 2018.
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Swiss Ambassador Alexander Hoffet on where he walks his dog, favourite spots, and the famous Bratislava rolls. 16. Nov 2020, at 8:00
German Ambassador Barbara Wolf is the latest guest on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
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Barbara Wolf visited Bratislava for the first time in the mid-1990s. 2. Nov 2020, at 8:00
Dutch Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast (left) plants tulips with Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo on October 21, 2020.
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Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history. 19. Oct 2020, at 10:22
Canadian Chargé d'affaires John von Kaufmann during a cycling trip to Devín Castle.
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Slovakia’s history is a fascinating story, Canadian Chargé d’affaires John von Kaufmann adds. 12. Oct 2020, at 10:38
Nigel Baker was appointed British Ambassador to Slovakia in September 2020.
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UK Ambassador Nigel Baker reminisces about the nineties in Bratislava. 5. Oct 2020, at 10:16
Primary school teacher Peter Šinály teaches chemistry on September 10, 2020 in the town of Svit, near Poprad.
Peter Šinály joined Teach for Slovakia to help transform Slovak education, starting as a teacher in a primary school in Svit. 25. Sep 2020, at 8:15
Andrej Grman is a Leaf Academy graduate, currently studying at the University of British Columbia.
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Andrej Grman transferred from a regular school to the LEAF Academy in Bratislava, hoping to pursue a career in business one day. 25. Sep 2020, at 7:29
US Ambassador Bridget Brink visits Levoča in August 2020.
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US Ambassador Bridget Brink shares what her year in Slovakia has been like since her arrival in August 2019. 21. Sep 2020, at 15:29
Most people who do not know any foreigner living in Slovakia personally reside in the Banská Bystrica Region, 54.6 percent, a new Focus survey for Milan Šimečka Foundation has found.
Half of the respondents in the latest Focus survey, 50.1 percent, believe foreigners in Slovakia cannot be trusted. 17. Sep 2020, at 14:38
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

All you need to know about [fjúžn] 2020

People take part in the Umbrella March in Bratislava in mid-June 2019.
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Many fjúžn festival events, including the Umbrella March, are planned in Bratislava despite pandemic restrictions. 16. Sep 2020, at 8:06
Dublin is more centralised, while Bratislava is more spread-out, Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain said on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
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Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain talks about her life in Bratislava. 7. Sep 2020, at 7:16
Afghan Rayeiz Rahman takes Košice locals to the places he likes in the city during one of the[fjúžn] walks on December 11, 2019.
Slovaks have not fully embraced diversity yet. 28. Aug 2020, at 7:55
Roma student and volunteer Daniel Bunda is the latest guest on the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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Roma student Daniel Bunda talks about discrimination, role models, changes,and more. 28. Aug 2020, at 7:30
French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.
Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby. 24. Jul 2020, at 9:46
Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano.
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Gustavo Pizano came to Slovakia over a decade ago. 24. Jul 2020, at 9:10
Book lovers visit Bibliotéka, a Slovak book fair, held on November 7, 2019 at Incheba in Bratislava.
Some small independent publishers have discovered Slovak stories. 24. Jul 2020, at 6:00
The Coburg Ironworks in Pohorelá
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Horehronie villages were booming in the 19th century thanks to the Coburgs. 30. Jun 2020, at 7:00