Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskBlog: Slovak art therapist's passion grew while living in poverty abroadZuzana Krnacova was both tested and inspired while working a below-average job in the UK.Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028056/blog-slovak-art-therapists-passion-grew-while-living-in-poverty-abroad.htmlBratislava Christmas tram is one of the most beautiful in EuropeA Hungarian and Czech town took the first two positions.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:04:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025832/bratislava-christmas-tram-was-the-third-most-beautiful-in-europe.htmlAnother zero-waste shop opens in BratislavaIt is possible to grind flour or make your own peanut butter in the shopWed, 16 Jan 2019 14:22:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027914/another-zero-waste-shop-opens-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 18 and January 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027977/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlCan escape rooms be deadly?No single norm regulates this business activity in Slovakia.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:44:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027377/can-escape-rooms-be-deadly.htmlResearch of Slovak castles brought about interesting discoveries. A new castle, for exampleA skeleton of a huge man with fetters on the legs was found in Bratislava Castle.Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020423/research-of-slovak-castles-brought-about-interesting-discoveries-a-new-castle-for-example.htmlSlovak cleans national parks in Uganda and explains why everyone should careA monkey eating trash and waste thrown in the river near hippos inspired a Slovak to help Uganda rainforests.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:39:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025640/slovak-cleans-national-parks-in-uganda-and-explains-why-everyone-should-care.htmlWhy a Pyramid?As the only upside-down pyramid in the world it conceals a unique slide atrium, even creating a spiritual space.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:55:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025218/why-a-pyramid.htmlSlovak archaeologists will work in Sudan, China and Kuwait in 2019An extinct town in Sudan will be included in their research.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 23:18:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018476/slovak-archaeologists-will-work-in-sudan-china-and-kuwait-in-2019.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 11 and January 20, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 20:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022549/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak scientists define origin of new insect groupsThe results led to about 6,000 records about the evolution of the water insect.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:58:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020421/slovak-scientists-define-origin-of-new-insect-groups.htmlMuseum with worthy artworks moved out of Slovakia in silenceThe Milan Dobeš Museum, exhibiting kinetic art, disappeared and its works relocated to the Czech Republic in 2017.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:10:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022552/museum-with-worthy-artworks-moved-out-of-slovakia-in-silence.htmlBlog: Slovakia needs the next big thing, says bookstore CEOMichal Mesko of Martinus was inspired to create a global product after gaining an international perspective in London.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:21:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22021628/blog-slovakia-needs-the-next-big-thing-says-bookstore-ceo.htmlSlovak designer scores international success with flour packagingThe global Red Dot Award is regarded as an Oscar for design.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:03:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22021701/slovak-designer-scores-international-success-with-flour-packaging.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 4 and January 13, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020821/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlThe Greatest Slovak: Who made it to the top 10?Viewers also selected controversial politicians like Husák and Hlinka.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:08:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020326/the-greatest-slovak-who-made-it-to-the-top-10.htmlThe Three Kings will march through Bratislava on SundayThe Slovak capital starts a new tradition.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:34:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22019774/the-three-kings-will-march-through-bratislava-on-sunday.html2018: What were the most popular names for babies born in Slovakia?Slovakia has a calendar commission that decides on namesdays.Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:41:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22019506/2018-what-were-the-most-popular-names-for-babies-born-in-slovakia.htmlSlovakia's TOP 10 archaeological findings in 2018Slovakia has still many treasures hidden underground, though 2018 was particularly generous to archaeologists. Here are the most significant findings.Tue, 01 Jan 2019 20:44:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018610/slovakias-top-10-archaeological-findings-in-2018.htmlForeigners: Top 10 January events in SlovakiaTravel around Slovakia's ski resorts: ice sculptures at Hrebienok, party in Jasná, or take part in the White Trail, Slovakia's oldest skiing competition, in Skalka. Plus more, all in January.Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:26:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22017044/foreigners-top-10-january-events-in-slovakia.htmlSlovak student in Alaska: I was fishing for salmon next to a grizzlySlovak university student won the photo contest with his Aurora Borealis picture.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:07:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22016339/slovak-student-in-alaska-i-was-fishing-for-salmon-next-to-a-grizzly.htmlBratislava gearing up for New Year’s EveNew Year’s Eve festivities include a run, fireworks, light-laser-music show and much more.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:49:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22016581/bratislava-gearing-up-for-new-years-eve.htmlGlobal traditions vary but meaning of Christmas is universalCoconut cake, Home Alone, and piñatas. Foreigners living in Bratislava share how they celebrate the yuletide season.Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:14:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013805/global-traditions-vary-but-meaning-of-christmas-is-universal.htmlLet’s take a ride on the Bratislava undergroundBratislava - The Magic Metropolis takes you on a tour of Bratislava on an imaginary underground.Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013924/lets-take-a-ride-on-the-bratislava-underground.htmlArchaeological locality near Lučatín full of surprisesSeven hundred findings were excavated from just seven square metres.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 23:21:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008057/seven-hundred-findings-archaeological-locality-near-lucatin-surprised.htmlSlovak high-schoolers will research recycling of human hair in Mars simulated missionStudents should have a proposed solution to gaining energy, food or protection from cosmic radiation.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:29:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008113/slovak-high-schoolers-will-research-recycling-of-human-hair-in-mars-simulated-mission.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 20 and December 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:04:39 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22010589/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlToys from around the world exhibited in the TatrasEvery toy has its own story.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:12:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008095/toys-from-around-the-world-exhibited-in-the-tatras.htmlScouts deliver the Peace Light of BethlehemPeople will be able to take it home until Christmas.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:19:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22011134/scouts-deliver-the-peace-light-of-bethlehem.htmlDevils return to PiešťanyThe second year of the march again raised some controversy.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:13:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22011131/devils-return-to-piestany.htmlHistorical coins discovered in SobotišteAnother important finding from the town hall is late middle-age ceramics.Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002815/historical-coins-discovered-in-sobotiste.htmlSo blue! Slovakia has another record in UNESCOIt is not easy to create a perfect blueprinted fabric.Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22006962/slovakia-has-another-entry-in-the-unesco-blueprint.htmlBlog: Slovak filmmaker: It's not about the money, but patriotismAfter growing up under Communism, Slovak Diana Fabianova found freedom of expression in France and Spain and directed a documentary on menstruation.Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:19:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22006884/blog-slovak-filmmaker-its-not-about-the-money-but-patriotism.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 14 and December 23, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22005069/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlHow can we improve the integration of foreigners in Bratislava?Municipalities recognise there is a lack of outreach on the part of administrators to foreigners, but the problem goes both ways.Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:13:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22003730/how-can-we-improve-the-integration-of-foreigners-in-bratislava.htmlChristmas events in Slovak cities: A short guide for foreignersWhich city has the tallest Christmas tree and where can you go for eco-friendly Christmas markets?Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:35:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22003073/christmas-events-in-slovak-cities-a-short-guide-for-foreigners.htmlNativity-themed christmas tram takes to the streets of BratislavaOut of 2,680 lights used for decoration, 560 create a starry heaven inside the tram.Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:14:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002141/nativity-themed-christmas-tram-takes-to-the-streets-of-bratislava.htmlBratislava: Where to go for mulled wine and Christmas presents?Urban Market and the Good Market offer designer pieces and bio products.Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002115/where-to-go-for-mulled-wine-and-christmas-presents.htmlArchaeologists found treasure from the Bronze AgeSignificance of finding exceeds borders of the region.Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:48:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20971362/archaeologists-found-treasure-from-the-bronze-age.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 7 and December 16, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:04:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22000734/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.html