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.
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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.
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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

Harabiňák

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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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