James Thomson recalls some of the highs and lows of a summer spent on the road researching the 14th edition of Spectacular Slovakia.
The Renaissance fortress, located in Častá in the Bratislava Region, is a well-preserved castle set in the Small Carpathians.
We are all struggling with the new reality. Some more than others.
Slovakia’s voters face some unappetising choices on 29 February.
In which your correspondent is doused in holy water and discusses the economics of collective farming.
Slovakia is changing, and (whisper it) some things are getting better.
‘Who should I vote for?’ Slovak friends sometimes ask. I am in no position to offer advice any more.
Trying to get Slovaks to look on the bright side can be tough at the best of times. In October, their tempers shorten with the days.
With the city preparing to impose city-wide car parking restrictions, the character of Bratislava is about to change.
This week, Slovakia marks 75 years since the Slovak National Uprising. But what was the SNP, and what is its significance?
Getting treated in the Slovak public health care system is never less than an adventure. Some of the surprises are tiresome; many are just odd.
Some level of disbelief greets my reports that Slovaks typically dine out on a hearty two-course meal every weekday lunchtime.
The poorly attended circus that is the European elections is about to come to town. Enjoy the show – but don’t expect too much of the performers.
Anna and James have tried Bratislava’s yellow bikes. How do they work for tourists?
Bratislava’s current bike sharing scheme is something of a curate’s egg: good in parts.
The southeast of Slovakia is the heaven of caves - and some piquant 19th-century gossip.
As the Brexit process lumbers on, the British seem disinclined to take heed of anyone’s views. But Slovakia could offer some advice – and even solace.
Šariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.
The imminence of a presidential election can mean only one thing: the season of cliché and dog-whistles is upon us.
Everyone has been to Devín at one time or another.