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Don’t go looking for a bridge across the Váh under Strečno (video included)

The best way to cross the river is by the ferry, which provides a convenient shortcut on the way from Martin to Terchová. In the past this was powered manually; today, the pilot will offer to take a picture of visitors wearing sailors’ hats, with Strečno Castle in the background.

The best way to cross the river is by the ferry, which provides a convenient shortcut on the way from Martin to Terchová. In the past this was powered manually; today, the pilot will offer to take a picture of visitors wearing sailors’ hats, with Strečno Castle in the background.

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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