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Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

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Sit down places in Bratislava for breakfast

Peter & Anna also exchange views on US and Slovak breakfast.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 22. Aug 2019, at 13:00

Bratislava offers some splendid breakfast cafés and restaurants. Find out more in the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
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Zealous about zen? Discover your peace of mind in Bratislava.

American Talley Sjoberg Varney takes us into her ‘potions room’ to explain why aromatherapy matters.Anna Fay, 15. Aug 2019, at 19:08

American aromatherapist Talley Sjoberg Varney chats with us on this week's episode of Spectacular Slovakia.
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What (not) to expect from rail travel in Slovakia

If a train traveller has to, for some reason, buy a ticket on a train, they cannot pay by credit card, and they will be charged an extra fee.Peter Dlhopolec, 7. Aug 2019, at 18:15

This week's Spectacular Slovakia episode is all about rail travel in Slovakia with James Thomson.
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Piešťany: A bike-friendly town famous for its spas and wafers

Mike Valek features on this week’s Spectacular Slovakia to talk about his second home.Peter Dlhopolec, 1. Aug 2019, at 13:32

Piešťany is the only Slovak town with an island.
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Jedáleň: The remnant of socialism that people rightly go back to

The self-service canteen offering affordable meals is one of a few socialist things to rediscover.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jul 2019, at 21:55

Gastro u Jakuba is the jedáleň near the Old Market, but there are more scattered across Bratislava.
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Which of Bratislava's galleries is the best?

This week’s Spectacular Slovakia episode will be about visits to the best art galleries in Bratislava.Peter Dlhopolec, 18. Jul 2019, at 19:02

To get to Danubiana, outside Bratislava, tourists must get on the bus at the stop behind the Slovak National Theatre new building.
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Dreaming of rafting down the Mississippi? Let’s start in Slovakia

The Dunajec River is a picturesque spot for traditional rafting. Let's enjoy the rocks, peacefulness, and legends in the latest Spectacular Slovakia podcast.Peter Dlhopolec, 10. Jul 2019, at 21:03

The Dunajec River in the north-east of Slovakia was used for timber rafting in the past.
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Vilnius & Bratislava: From food and pubs to views and parks

Lithuanian Ugnė Mažonaitė and American Anna Fay compare the two capitals in the latest episode of the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.Peter Dlhopolec, 4. Jul 2019, at 9:52

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
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Spectacular Slovakia #41:The things you need to know about Pohoda Festival

Keep the venue clean and green while enjoying three days of music in Trenčín. Waste sorting is one of Pohoda's commandments.Peter Dlhopolec, 27. Jun 2019, at 14:23

The 1975 and Liam Gallagher are some of the headliners at this year's Pohoda Festival, which starts on July 11 at the airport near Trenčín, western Slovakia.
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Spectacular Slovakia #40: What do Slovakia and Scandinavia have in common?

It has something to do with four articular Lutheran churches in Slovakia. Listen to the latest episode below to find out more.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 20. Jun 2019, at 13:35

The articular Lutheran church in Kežmarok.
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Spectacular Slovakia #39: Let's make Bratislava a better place - volunteer

American Jennifer Sturgeon shares her volunteering experience in Bratislava and explains why small acts of kindness always matter.Anna Fay, 13. Jun 2019, at 10:37

Volunteers in Bratislava.
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Spectacular Slovakia #38: A slightly terrifying kind of paradise

Don’t go to Slovenský raj without a good pair of hiking boots and some nerve.Anna Fay, 6. Jun 2019, at 10:58

Kyseľ gorge in Slovenský Raj
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Spectacular Slovakia #35: The city where Berlin and Rome meet up

An English teacher from New Jersey reveals how he discovered Berlin in Trnava.Peter Dlhopolec, 17. May 2019, at 13:25

Nádvorie project in Trnava
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Spectacular Slovakia #34: Bratislava on two wheels

Anna and James have tried Bratislava’s yellow bikes. How do they work for tourists?Michaela TerenzaniAnna FayJames Thomson, 9. May 2019, at 11:47

Bike-sharing stands in Bratislava
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Spectacular Slovakia #33: In Modra, everything is named after Štúr

Set out on a trip to this small town surrounded by vineyards.Peter Dlhopolec, 2. May 2019, at 10:10

The main road in Modra is named after Ľudovít Štúr (in the picture). Visitors to this town can, however, discover several places named after Štúr.
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Spectacular Slovakia #32: How to date a Slovak man

Two Americans talk about what it’s like to have a Slovak boyfriend.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Apr 2019, at 9:50

American Grace Sprockett and her Slovak boyfriend Miško on their trips in Slovakia and beyond.
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Spectacular Slovakia #26: It's not Middle-earth, it's Spiš

Northern Slovakia is the land of valleys, rolling hills and medieval towns.Michaela Terenzani, 14. Mar 2019, at 14:12

View from the path

Spectacular Slovakia #25: When drinking with locals in Orava, don’t try to keep up

Dave Rubin recommends visiting the northernmost region of Slovakia.Anna Fay, 8. Mar 2019, at 9:18

Skanzens offer insight into traditional folk architecture.
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Spectacular Slovakia #24: Hiking with little feet

Slovakia is a good place for easy hiking with kids.Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 28. Feb 2019, at 7:51

The ruins of the Tematín Castle near Piešťany are a good destination for a hike with kids.
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Spectacular Slovakia #23: Visit the Nosferatu castle in Orava

Care for a plate of halušky? Sheep cheese is an acquired taste, say Americans.Michaela Terenzani, 22. Feb 2019, at 9:31

A wooden raft below Orava Castle.
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