James Thomson

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Spectacular Slovakia #29: Stay cool and visit a cave

The southeast of Slovakia is the heaven of caves - and some piquant 19th-century gossip.5. Apr 2019, at 7:20

Visitors to Krásnohorská Cave get spelunking outfits for the full experience.

What Slovakia could teach Britain

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.23. Mar 2019, at 17:10

British PM Theresa May greets her Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini.

Spectacular Slovakia #27: Time gets telescoped in eastern Slovakia

Šariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.21. Mar 2019, at 12:41

Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá.
Nice driveway!

Looking presidential

The imminence of a presidential election can mean only one thing: the season of cliché and dog-whistles is upon us.25. Feb 2019, at 18:02


Spectacular Slovakia #17: A hidden landmark in the far west of Bratislava

Everyone has been to Devín at one time or another.9. Jan 2019, at 17:12

Devin Castle

Spectacular Slovakia #14: It’s time to head east

Košice and Prešov make for a very different tourist experience than western Slovakia.6. Dec 2018, at 13:53

St. Elisabeth Dome in Košice

Spectacular Slovakia #13: At Christmas markets, you can drink bacon

Even though Christmas seems to come earlier every year, the markets in Bratislava are something to look forward to.28. Nov 2018, at 21:38


Spectacular Slovakia #4: In the footsteps of Štefánik

Where is Brezová pod Bradlom and why should you visit it in 2018? Listen to our travel podcast to find out.27. Sep 2018, at 6:30


Spectacular Slovakia #1: Bratislava vs. Vienna

Listen to the first episode of our travel podcast, with tips on how to make the best of your trip to Bratislava.6. Sep 2018, at 8:48

Nice Driveway!

The idea of Slovakia

What does this country stand for? Slovaks could – and should – shout a little louder about what they have achieved, and where they want to go.22. May 2017, at 8:05

D1 highway, illutsrative stock photo