Spectacular Slovakia #27: Time gets telescoped in eastern Slovakia

Šariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.

Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá. Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá. (Source: James Thomson)

Listen to the podcast

There’s actually quite a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice, says James Thomson, who has seen most of it on his travels around the country. In this week’s episode, we explore the far northeast, which includes the Poloniny national park and its primeval beech forests, the spa town of Bardejov with its UNESCO-enlisted mediaeval square and the must-see wooden churches. Without the highways, time gets telescoped, so be ready for long but scenic drives.

Subscribe to the Spectacular Slovakia podcast for free:

article_photo
article_photo
article_photo

Spectacular Slovakia #26: It's not Middle-earth, it's Spiš Read more  Slovakia’s wooden treasures (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide) Read more  UNESCO’s eastern gem Read more 

The Spectacular Slovakia travel podcast is the latest addition to our range of travel-related products. This programme is part of The Slovak Spectator subscription, and our readers receive it every Thursday morning as part of their subscription.

More information:
Print+audio: shop.spectator.sme.sk/newspaper
Online+audio: www.sme.sk/predplatne-spectator

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Gorilla sends Slovaks back to the streets

For a Decent Slovakia protests continued in five locations around Slovakia.

Košice protest on October 18

Nicholson: Only a naive person would believe anything has changed

A former Slovak Spectator and Sme journalist wrote a book about the Gorilla file.

Tom Nicholson

Protests will take place, Pellegrini says Fico can sleep well at night

Read the reactions to the published Gorilla recording.

Smer chair Robert Fico

Two nominees for Record of the Year released within a week

Arguably, only a handful of journalists are likely to hear all 39 hours of Gorilla, but the public will no doubt jump at some sequences.

Protests over the Gorilla scandal drew thousands into Slovakia’s squares.