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Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

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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.
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Quizcast: Test your knowledge of Slovakia

How many of these quiz questions can you get right?Peter Dlhopolec, 30. Apr 2020, at 2:02

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