Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Dear Readers

The Slovak Spectator is proud to announce that it has just published the new edition of its popular travel guide, Spectacular Slovakia.

The Slovak Spectator is proud to announce that it has just published the new edition of its popular travel guide, Spectacular Slovakia.

While we have preserved the original concept, we have refined some sections of the travel guide and added some new features, such as a modern art review, a sport section and a brief guide to Slovakia's weather.

The guide was written by Howard Swains, a former sport, travel and feature writer for The Times of London who is now a freelance journalist based between New York and London. His work has appeared in The New York Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, Times Online and The Racing Post, among other publications.

Howard travelled through Slovakia between September and December 2007. His articles help the reader to discover those parts of the country that have not often been featured in travel guides.

Spectacular Slovakia comes to you in a completely new design thanks to Martin Vančo, Petit Press's art director for magazines. The editorial team was led by Beata Balogová.

We at The Slovak Spectator hope that you will find Spectacular Slovakia a pleasant and valuable introduction to the parts of this small country in the heart of Europe that you have yet to explore.
Spectacular Slovakia 2008 is available at The Slovak Spectator office, the Spectator.sk online shop and at newsstands countrywide.

Our thanks to all our readers, and enjoy!

Top stories

Námestie Slobody square closer to facelift Photo

The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.