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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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Spook-free and sugar-filled: How to celebrate Halloween in Slovakia

An American talks about how she includes her Slovak neighbours in Halloween celebrations.Anna Fay, 31. Oct 2019, at 10:54

Children celebrate Pumpkin Saturday at the Košice Children's Heritage Railway on November 2, 2013
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The Černová Tragedy: 15 people killed for consecration of their church

Slovaks overlook the 1907 massacre, although it is a red-letter day.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 24. Oct 2019, at 21:05

The Slovak Post issued the Andrej Hlinka stamps on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Slovak Catholic priest and politician's birth in 2014. Hlinka was a key figure in the October 1907 Černová Tragedy, although he was not present
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The High Tatras hide the most spectacular outhouse

Mountaineer Ľubomír Mäkký shares tips for easy hikes in the majestic Slovak mountains on this week's episode.Peter Dlhopolec, 16. Oct 2019, at 20:37

The best known bus stop in Slovakia's High Tatras is placed near Chata pod Rysmi(Hut below Rysy)
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Spectacular Slovakia: Where to find handsome Slovak men

Slovak folk songs may guide you to the right places.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 9. Oct 2019, at 19:24

A folk group performs at the Spiš Fair in eastern Slovakia
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