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Tourist revenues in Slovakia fall, News shorts, October 25 - 31, Vol 10, No 41

I was a guest of Slovak tourism late last November, on a tour set up for central European tour organisers. The Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary also took part in this tour. Every country tried to outdo the other countries, and I was the only one who had ever been to Slovakia before. I can tell you that the Slovak tourist authority did an excellent job. They left the Hungarian's for dust! Everyone was highly impressed with Slovakia, and what it had to offer tourists. It will take time, but you're on the right path!

Mark Bigaouette,
Minnesota, USA

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).