American hotelier discovered a hidden gem in Slovakia: Top stories of 2017

Slovak extremists went for a hike but made an error on the way, amusing the internet. Their story, as well as Slovakia's best hiking trails, are among The Slovak Spectator’s 10 most popular in 2017.

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1. What do Jehovah's Witnesses learn before meeting people in streets? We visited Jehovah's Witnesses in Bratislava to talk

2. The phenomenon of a trilingual Bratislava finally gets an explanation: How we spoke in Bratislava

3. Slovakia received a really unusual promotion: Czech cyclists and a bear promote Slovakia abroad

4. Where did an American entrepreneur find a real hidden treasure in Slovakia? Blog: How I became a guesthouse hotelier

5. Slovak female fitness representatives captivated Europe. Check out the best of them in our gallery: Slovak fitness successful across most categories

6. Slovakia is a great country for hikers. Where can you find the most beautiful trails? Best hiking trails in Slovakia

7. Have you ever tried transparent coffee? This Slovak invention has already reaped benefits abroad: Transparent coffee from Košice draws attention beyond Slovak borders

8. See what archaeologists have discovered in Bojná near Topoľčany: Archaeologists discover iron treasure hidden in oven

9. Extremists have unwittingly amused the internet: Far-right extremists climbed the wrong hill

10. Want to move on and leave Slovakia? Here is what you need to do to make the authorities happy. Are you a foreigner about to leave Slovakia? Prepare for never-ending bureaucracy

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