Quote of the Week

"Madam, you have some nerve calling for information at a quarter past two [on a Friday afternoon]. You won't get hold of anyone here at this time."

Ladislav Sakál, an Interior Ministry spokesman, answering a request from a Slovak Spectator journalist to be put through to a ministry official. The ministry is officially open until 16.00.

"I must say that I now see so well that when I returned home from the operation I said to my wife, 'Irenka, you've grown so old in the past three days, what were you doing while you were on your own?"

President Rudolf Schuster claiming to see his wife in a new light after his recent eye operation.

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News digest: National Gallery prepares for its big move

Kids and pensioners will get tablets used in last year's census, the highest ski slope opens to skiers, and there are fewer fake banknotes.

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A lookout point on the hike to the Babky peak in the Western Tatras on January 23, 2022.

Weekend: Which big stars will gig in Bratislava and Prague in 2022?

As usual, you will also find weekend hiking tips in the Spectacular Slovakia Roundup.

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Bratislava airport

Slovaks often find it hard to believe someone wants to live in their country

Homecoming may also not be easy because of how returning Slovaks are received at home.

27. jan
The Three Borders (Trojhraničie or Trojmedzie), a place where the countries of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria meet.

The Three Borders near Bratislava is accessible again, legally

Visitors will likely catch a glimpse of the largest flying bird in Europe wintering here.

24. jan
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