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_emailskTwo Slovak flew above the AntarcticSlovaks from Spišská Nová Ves and Stará Ľubovňa went paragliding above the Antarctic.Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765303/two-slovak-flew-above-the-antarctic.htmlFamous mime celebrates anniversary with Bratislava performancesApart from giving four performances in the theatre where his Slovak career started 50 years ago, internationally famous mime artist Milan Sládek will also have a show with the public-service RTVS broadcaster.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:46:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20767429/famous-mime-celebrates-anniversary-with-bratislava-performances.htmlCemetery with a remarkable creative conceptThe shapes of tombstones were prescribed until 1997Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:22:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20767321/cemetery-with-a-remarkable-creative-concept.htmlWell-known British Tree Hunter visits SlovakiaVote for your favourite tree in the contest.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765291/well-known-british-tree-hunter-visits-slovakia.htmlColorful Bulgarian exhibition at airportThe exhibition presenting Bulgarian artists has a clear association with the Bratislava airport: not one, but two destinations in the country are served from there.Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:12:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766759/colorful-bulgarian-exhibition-at-airport.htmlStudying the Mayas is like studying Martians says Slovak Maya expertMilan Kováč led the Slovak team participating in one of the biggest discoveries of Maya civilisation.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:21:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766088/studying-the-mayas-is-like-studying-martians-says-slovak-maya-expert.htmlDemänovská Cave is no longer the most visited in SlovakiaBelianska Cave in the High Tatras received 8,500 more visitors than the "Slovak gem" this year.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:17:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766149/demanovska-cave-is-no-longer-the-most-visited-in-slovakia.htmlWho do Slovaks marry the most among foreigners?Mixed marriages are still quite rare among Slovaks compared to elsewhere in the EU. Slovak women are more likely to marry foreigners than Slovak men. Here is why.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:49:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766004/who-do-slovaks-marry-the-most-among-foreigners.html“Art train” to connect Bratislava and ViennaThe project recalling the legendary “tram” connecting the two capitals lying closest to one another in Europe, allows the Slovak and Austrian art scenes to join forces aboard trains.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:07:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758937/art-train-to-connect-bratislava-and-vienna.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 23 and March 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763977/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlSkiers and holidaymakers can use free ski-buses in LiptovThe popular area surrounding the Jasná ski resort offers free shuttle-buses to carry tourists around from February 19th onwards.Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:56:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764205/skiers-and-holidaymakers-can-use-free-ski-buses-in-liptov.htmlThe secret mountain view over half of SlovakiaWhen the weather is suitable, mountains over 100 km away can be seen.Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762116/the-secret-mountain-view-over-half-of-slovakia.htmlSlovak paleontologist discovers oldest vertebrate in SlovakiaThe skeleton was hidden in a cave.Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762108/slovak-paleontologist-discovers-oldest-vertebrate-in-slovakia.htmlReturning to Bratislava: Legendary quartet and legendary composerIn February 2018, Brodsky Quartet will come to the Slovak capital to perform the late quartets of the composer who visited it back in 1796.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:52:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762324/returning-to-bratislava-legendary-quartet-and-legendary-composer.htmlSlovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the MayaRevolutionary laser technology has changed the view of current knowledge about the ancient Mayas. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:15:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762214/slovak-experts-pull-back-veil-of-ancient-maya-civilisation.htmlSlovaks in Hungarian village celebrate doughnut festivalSeveral nationalities meet every year at the sweet festival.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:12:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762100/slovaks-in-hungarian-village-celebrate-doughnut-festival.htmlNew cycle bridge over Danube to connect Slovak Dobrohošť with Hungarian DunakilitiThe bridge is planned to be built between 2019 and 2020Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:42:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762015/new-cycle-bridge-over-danube-to-connect-slovak-dobrohost-with-hungarian-dunakiliti.htmlNová Cvernovka begins full operation in former schoolThe creative community not only successfully moved to a new place but advanced to a new, higher levelThu, 15 Feb 2018 07:38:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760927/nova-cvernovka-begins-full-operation-in-former-school.htmlNew Bratislava bus line brings Kamzík closerThe bus runs during weekends and holidaysWed, 14 Feb 2018 17:30:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760152/new-bratislava-bus-line-brings-kamzik-closer.htmlAsh Wednesday starts Lent, the preparation for EasterAfter a period (this time hardly more than a month) of balls and entertainment, forty days of ritual fasting, called Lent, starts for Christians on February 14 this year.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:59:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760668/ash-wednesday-starts-lent-the-preparation-for-easter.htmlSlovak films featured at the 2018 Berlin film festivalA Slovak co-production and short animation will be showcased at Berlinale 2018.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:09:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760336/slovak-films-featured-at-the-2018-berlin-film-festival.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 16 and February 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:06:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760179/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlThe Danube Limes proposed for UNESCO heritage listAmong almost a hundred monuments dating back to the northern borders of the Roman Empire – including those from Slovakia – those in Rusovce have a good chance entering the UNESCO heritage group.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:50:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759833/the-danube-limes-proposed-for-unesco-heritage-list.htmlCzech-Slovak film Insects screened at Rotterdam festivalOne of the films premiered at the renowned film festival in Rotterdam was the Czech-Slovak co-production Insects by Jan Švankmajer, who was also in much demand for speaking.Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:21:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759256/czech-slovak-film-insects-screened-at-rotterdam-festival.htmlDating agencies for millionaires are expensive but successfulKatarína Němcová founded an agency that matches people willing to spend a thousand euros for one date.Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:29:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758624/dating-agencies-for-millionaires-are-expensive-but-successful.htmlFairytale cottage and sunrise above the canoe: look at the winning photos of Malohont competitionBoth professional and amateur photographers make the Malohont region more visible via a photography contest.Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754775/fairytale-cottage-and-sunrise-above-the-canoe-look-at-the-winning-photos-of-malohont-competition.htmlDilapidated synagogue in Košice slowly gets new lifeThe newest change is a tile floor made in central Slovakia.Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754771/dilapidated-synagogue-in-kosice-slowly-gets-new-life.htmlEnjoy a “selfieccino” in BratislavaChoose a photo from your mobile and see it on your coffee.Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754769/enjoy-a-selfieccino-in-bratislava.htmlPiece of rusty iron in stream turns out to be prehistoric axeMany people do not report their findings, so they end up in foreign exchanges.Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750979/piece-of-rusty-iron-in-stream-turns-out-to-be-prehistoric-axe.htmlBratislava boroughs call for halt to logging in vicinity of the cityThey want the forests around Bratislava to serve for recreation and not as a source of wood.Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:03:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754670/bratislava-boroughs-call-for-halt-to-logging-in-vicinity-of-the-city.htmlHave you seen the icefall in eastern Slovakia yet?The icefall belongs to the most beautiful, natural phenomena of winter.Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:54:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755723/have-you-seen-the-icefall-in-eastern-slovakia-yet.htmlHungarian state opera tours Slovakia. Where can you see it?Due to the closure and renovation of its residence, the Hungarian State Opera, including its ballet section, has embarked on a tour that makes three stops in Slovakia.Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:02:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754642/hungarian-state-opera-tours-slovakia.htmlNorwegian writer Björnson, a friend of Slovaks, has memorial in KošiceMarking the credit for Norwegian writer and his engagement in the struggle of small nations – including Slovakia – for independence, a memorial to Björnstjerne Björnson was festively unveiled in Košice.Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:47:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755308/memorial-to-norwegian-writer-bjornson-unveiled-in-kosice.htmlNew ski slope will be built in Low TatrasJasná, the popular ski resort where World Championship races in Alpine Skiing have taken place, will add a new slope to its already expansive network of trails.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:39:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754815/new-ski-slope-will-be-built-in-low-tatras.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 9 and February 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753992/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlLúčnica folklore ensemble prepares big birthday partyAmong the many anniversaries Slovakia is celebrating in 2018, there is one which concerns a smaller group of people: the Lúčnica folklore troupe, known at home and abroad, turns 70.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:54:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754285/lucnica-folklore-ensemble-celebrates-70-years-with-a-series-of-performances.htmlCanadian native turns phonetic trick into a popular Bratislava caféThirteen years ago, Ben Pascoe was an aspiring entrepreneur with a cool way of remembering the phrase “nech sa páči”.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:03:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754397/canadian-native-turns-phonetic-trick-into-popular-cafe.htmlJapanese cinematography in Bratislava cinemaFour contemporary Japanese movies will be shown in the second week of February, with both English and Slovak subtitles.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:45:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753762/japanese-cinematography-in-bratislava-cinema.htmlWhere is my bus?The updated Hopin taxi app offers new services for public transport users in Bratislava.Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:18:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754035/hopin-public-transport-Bratislava-app.htmlBelgian hotelier: Slovakia is still unknown to Belgian and Dutch touristsA Belgian hotelier operating in Slovakia helps spread the word about the country as a tourist destination.Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:06:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753515/vanfleteren-slovakia-is-still-unknown-to-belgian-and-dutch-tourists.html