SPECTACULAR SLOVAKIA

Travelling to see the masters of Slovak crafts (video included)

Although Slovakia is mostly a place to go for those who want to enjoy the mountains – hikers in the summer, skiers in the winter – it sometimes pays to descend from the mountains and take a peek into the villages in the valleys. That is where you will find the people who to this day cultivate the traditional handicrafts of their grandparents: carvers, smiths, embroiderers, and many others.

Although Slovakia is mostly a place to go for those who want to enjoy the mountains – hikers in the summer, skiers in the winter – it sometimes pays to descend from the mountains and take a peek into the villages in the valleys. That is where you will find the people who to this day cultivate the traditional handicrafts of their grandparents: carvers, smiths, embroiderers, and many others.

Video made by journalism students who discovered Slovakia for the 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia, the annual travel guide published by the English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator.


Along with the young journalists who wrote the bulk of the guide, photographer Yuri Dojc and editor Howard Swains participated in this year's issue. This project was also made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Journalism Department of Comenius University, tv.sme and the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR).

The 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia will be on sale from September 19, 2011, via the spectator.sk online shop. More information can be obtained by emailing circulation@spectator.sk.

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