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Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Pukanec is home to the largest population of black mulberries

The little-known village of Pukanec has more stories to tell.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 2. Apr 2020, at 11:47

Listen to Spectacular Slovakia to learn more about Pukanec, a small village near Banská Štiavnica, and its rich history.
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A hike in Belianske Tatry resembles a walk on Mars

Belianske Tatry was closed in 1978, but not completely.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Mar 2020, at 16:18

Tourists walk to a mountain hut by the Green Mountain Lake (Zelené pleso) in Belianske Tatry.
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Čadca-based internationals climbed Veľký Rozsutec peak

The peak was one of Suna’s and Sebastian’s first hikes in Slovakia.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Mar 2020, at 15:17

Parking space in Štefanová, northern Slovakia, from where an educational path to Malý Rozsutec and Veľký Rozsutec, peaks in the Malá Fatra mountain range, begins.
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Súľov Rocks provide a fairy-tale experience

Explore Súľov Castle and seek a dragon on the hike.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 12. Mar 2020, at 20:24

The Súľov Rocks.
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A hill people love even without being struck by Cupid’s arrows

Šíp, a peak in northern Slovakia, is accessible by train from Bratislava.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 5. Mar 2020, at 10:00

The village of Stankovany in northern Slovakia lies at the foot of Šíp peak.
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How to cycle from Spain to Slovakia

Briton Graham Strouts spent five months cycling Europe, ultimately ending up in Bratislava.Anna Fay, 27. Feb 2020, at 9:59

Graham Strouts cycling the Camino de Santiago.
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Foreigners: Slovakia’s city of tolerance has a lot to offer

Košice is not only about St Elisabeth Cathedral and ice hockey.Peter Dlhopolec, 20. Feb 2020, at 11:48

Wintertime in Košice.
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Forget Romeo and Juliet. A Slovak Verona recounts a real-life love story

The love between Andrej and Marína was not meant to be.Peter Dlhopolec, 13. Feb 2020, at 15:00

Banka lásky or Love Bank in Banská Štiavnica, central Slovakia.
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Grandma explains how to make Slovak doughnuts

Pampúchy or šišky are simple and cheap to make.Peter Dlhopolec, 6. Feb 2020, at 12:36

Pampúchy or šišky are a common sweet dish in Slovakia.
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Two mines near Bratislava that provide you with a breath of fresh air

Get on a tram and walk up two hills: Malá Baňa and Veľká Baňa.Peter Dlhopolec, 30. Jan 2020, at 12:25

Malá Baňa
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Spectacular Slovakia with almost 60,000 plays in 2019

Listen back to the 10 most listened to Spectacular Slovakia episodes.Peter Dlhopolec, 2. Jan 2020, at 13:39

Artificial snow is being made at the ski resort Vrátna Malá Fatra-Paseky, central Slovakia, on December 2, 2019.
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Get ready for Christmas Eve with Spectacular Slovakia

Opekance, bobáľky and pupáčky are the same thing. But what is it?Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 24. Dec 2019, at 14:00

Christmas wafers are a must on the Slovak Christmas table.
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Christmas Eve is the best time to wish for money

Slovaks put some cash, or even their credit cards, under their plates.Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 23. Dec 2019, at 14:00

A man sells carps from a fountain in Poprad on December 22, 2014.
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Slovak girls kept seeking the right man also at Christmas

Spectacular Slovakia will take listeners on a Slovak Christmas tour.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Dec 2019, at 16:32

A Christmas market in Zvolen, central Slovakia, on December 13, 2019
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Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava

Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the latest episode.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 12. Dec 2019, at 15:47

The last gas light in Bratislava was put out with a bamboo pipeline in 1965 at Školská Street. Listen to more interesting facts about the capital in the latest Spectacular Slovakia episode
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Asian bistros, Putin tees, and English books. Welcome to Miletička

The fruit and vegetable open-air Bratislava market hides much more.Peter Dlhopolec, 5. Dec 2019, at 15:12

People queue up for sauerkraut at Miletička ahead of Christmas on December 21, 2017
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What does Kendrick Lamar share with Schöne Náci?

Learn 10 unusual facts about Bratislava in this week’s podcast.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 28. Nov 2019, at 10:29

People may come across the statue of Schöne Náci near the Main Square in Bratislava
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Set off to the Trenčín Region to conquer a cone-shaped hill

Western Slovakia hides a number of hiking spots well worth a visit.Peter Dlhopolec, 21. Nov 2019, at 20:35

The sun sets in a village underneath the Kršlenica hill
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The Velvet Revolution embodies a peaceful change

Professor Ľubica Lacinová remembers her life before and after 1989.Peter Dlhopolec, 14. Nov 2019, at 16:26

A total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
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Your guide to learning Slovak

Expat Ali recommends Slovak-language courses in Bratislava.Anna Fay, 7. Nov 2019, at 8:33

The opening of the Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS) summer school on August 6, 2018, in the Assembly Hall of Comenius University in Bratislava
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