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Roundup: Why people need "šnuptychel"

Read a roundup of travel and culture stories for March 16-22, 2020.

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

The leader of the Slovak National Revival in the 19th century and the author of the Slovak Language standard, Ľudovít Štúr, is encouraging the citizens of Modra in western Slovakia to wear a mask amid the coronavirus disease outbreak:

Stay at home because there is a plague spreading outside, people of Modra. And cover your gob [huba] and snout [frňák], at least, with a handkerchief [šnuptychel] to stay healthy because that’s what still matters the most!

The photomontage appeared on Modra's official Facebook page on March 18, 2020.

TRAVEL

Hrhov ponds: A place that has become a bird paradise

Birds will soon return to the Gemer historical region, where the Hrhov ponds are located. While here, visitors can also see the Včeláre quarry and the Turňa cement plant.

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