Topic

Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

Spectacular Slovakia travel podcast is the latest addition to our range of travel-related products. This programme is part of The Slovak Spectator subscription and our readers are receiving it every Thursday morning as part of their subscription.

Subscribe to the Spectacular Slovakia podcast for free: 

      

 

If you like travelling around Slovakia and have recommendations you would like to share with our listeners, let us know on Facebook  or at spectator@spectator.sk.

 

 

 

Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Bratislava’s smallness is an asset Rome or London are short of

Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai fell in love with Slovakia’s capital right away.Peter Dlhopolec, 30. Nov 2020, at 7:16

Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai visits the Tatras.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Unlike Vienna, Bratislava has not turned its back on the Danube

Swiss Ambassador Alexander Hoffet on where he walks his dog, favourite spots, and the famous Bratislava rolls.Peter Dlhopolec, 16. Nov 2020, at 8:00

Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Slovak Republic Alexander Hoffet (left) after handing over the credentials to the President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska in Bratislava on September 11, 2018.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Kapitulská Street lacks pubs and cafés. The German ambassador loves it

Barbara Wolf visited Bratislava for the first time in the mid-1990s.Peter Dlhopolec, 2. Nov 2020, at 8:00

German Ambassador Barbara Wolf is the latest guest on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Oct 2020, at 10:22

Dutch Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast (left) plants tulips with Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo on October 21, 2020.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

I was struck by how multiethnic Bratislava is, a Canadian diplomat says

Slovakia’s history is a fascinating story, Canadian Chargé d’affaires John von Kaufmann adds.Peter Dlhopolec, 12. Oct 2020, at 10:38

Canadian Chargé d'affaires John von Kaufmann during a cycling trip to Devín Castle.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

A UK diplomat's journey through 90s Bratislava: No malls, Blue Church and Freddie Mercury

UK Ambassador Nigel Baker reminisces about the nineties in Bratislava.Peter Dlhopolec, 5. Oct 2020, at 10:16

Nigel Baker was appointed British Ambassador to Slovakia in September 2020.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Bratislava reminds me of D.C., American diplomat claims

US Ambassador Bridget Brink shares what her year in Slovakia has been like since her arrival in August 2019.Peter Dlhopolec, 21. Sep 2020, at 15:29

US Ambassador Bridget Brink visits Levoča in August 2020.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

All you need to know about [fjúžn] 2020

Many fjúžn festival events, including the Umbrella March, are planned in Bratislava despite pandemic restrictions.Peter Dlhopolec, 16. Sep 2020, at 8:06

People take part in the Umbrella March in Bratislava in mid-June 2019.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Dublin has the sea, but in Bratislava I have the forest on my doorstep

Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain talks about her life in Bratislava.Peter Dlhopolec, 7. Sep 2020, at 7:16

Dublin is more centralised, while Bratislava is more spread-out, Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain said on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Quizcast: Which health spa provides a bath in a cave?

It’s time to test how much you know about Slovak regions.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jun 2020, at 17:00

The umbrellas returned to Bratislava in May 2020, making the capital even more artistic.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Slovakia-based US musician creates his 'Ghost Sex Empire'

Francisco Mejia and his debut album 'Ghost Sex Empire' prove that dreams are attainable after years.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. May 2020, at 13:18

American musician Francisco Mejia recorded his debut album 'Ghost Sex Empire' in Slovakia. He is already working on the concept of his sophomore record.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Are you familiar with Slovakia?

Test your knowledge of Slovakia in the very first quizcast.Peter Dlhopolec, 30. Apr 2020, at 2:02

A question about Slovak singer Miro Žbirka will appear in the Spectacular Slovakia quizcast.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Red Stone Castle houses a replica of Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges

The Renaissance fortress, located in Častá in the Bratislava Region, is a well-preserved castle set in the Small Carpathians.Peter DlhopolecJames Thomson, 23. Apr 2020, at 8:00

Red Stone Castle (Červený Kameň) in Častá, Bratislava Region, easily accessible by public transport, serves as a furniture museum in the first place.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

An Ecuadorian in Čadca: Slovaks are like watermelons, Ecuadorians like avocados

Spectacular Slovakia visits Ecuadorian Jorge Mancero in Čadca.Peter Dlhopolec, 16. Apr 2020, at 0:33

Jorge Mancero volunteers at the European Youth Centre KERIC in Čadca, northern Slovakia, alongside other global volunteers.
Audio

Pohoda Festival postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus

Listen to an interview with Michal Kaščák, the founder of Pohoda Festival, about his decision to defer this year's edition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2020, at 13:57

The festival Pohoda, held every July at Trenčín airport, will not take place in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Neither buckets of water nor whips. Celebrate holidays with Easter cuisine

Spectacular Slovakia listeners will lick their fingers at Easter.Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 9. Apr 2020, at 7:00

An Easter lamb cake is placed in a wooden basket.
Audio
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.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

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.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

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.
Audio
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

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.
Audio