Spectacular Slovakia (travel podcast)

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List of articles

Happy Train is a tourist train that operates in Terchová all year long.
On its ‘Happy Train’, visitors to the Slovak town can hear about a dinosaur – and then hit the hiking trails. 2. Aug 2023, at 0:00
A pub is one of 50 buildings that can be found in the open-air museum branch of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture in Svidník.
The rector is one of the personalities featured in the oldest ethnic museum in Slovakia. 15. Feb 2022, at 12:07
Strečno resident Ivan, 21, works as a rafter from April to October. He has been doing this job for six years. Strečno Castle can be seen in the background.
The Malá Fatra region is home to one of the most vibrant Slovak cities, but it is Terchová and nearby hills that you will fall in love with. 31. Aug 2021, at 23:08
A view from Lietava Castle in the Rajec Valley.
The Rajec Valley fits in an ancient Greek spa, the incredible Slovak Bethlehem, the unique village of Čičmany, and more. 18. Aug 2021, at 12:51
Tourists raft on the Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok, which is home to Orava Castle.
This region in northern Slovakia is a place of active pursuits as well. 4. Aug 2021, at 8:26
Dancers perform in the streets of Trenčín, spotlighting the architecture of the city.
Culture, sports and travel stories rounded up in one place. 23. Jul 2021, at 8:47
A man walks along a road in the Kýčera settlement in the Kysuce region.
Tips for what to see in the Kysuce region, from traditions to thrills. 19. Jul 2021, at 10:02
The Liptovská Mara water dam near Liptovský Mikuláš is dubbed the Liptov sea.
Liptov is a holiday paradise, offering all sorts of adventures. 5. Jul 2021, at 8:00
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.
Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series. 17. Jun 2021, at 8:36
Austrian Ambassador Margit Bruck-Friedrich is the last guest to talk about the Slovak capital in the Bratislava series of the Spectacular Slovakia Podcast.
Margit Bruck-Friedrich first discovered the iconic open-air market, which she adores, on a rainy day. 14. Dec 2020, at 10:16
Japanese Ambassador Makoto Nakagawa on a bike trip in Bratislava.
Only in the podcast, Japan’s Ambassador Makoto Nakagawa reveals what Tokyo and Bratislava have in common. 7. Dec 2020, at 7:00
Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai visits the Tatras.
Israeli Ambassador Boaz Modai fell in love with Slovakia’s capital right away. 30. Nov 2020, at 7:16
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.
Swiss Ambassador Alexander Hoffet on where he walks his dog, favourite spots, and the famous Bratislava rolls. 16. Nov 2020, at 8:00
German Ambassador Barbara Wolf is the latest guest on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
Barbara Wolf visited Bratislava for the first time in the mid-1990s. 2. Nov 2020, at 8:00
Dutch Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast (left) plants tulips with Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo on October 21, 2020.
Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history. 19. Oct 2020, at 10:22
Canadian Chargé d'affaires John von Kaufmann during a cycling trip to Devín Castle.
Slovakia’s history is a fascinating story, Canadian Chargé d’affaires John von Kaufmann adds. 12. Oct 2020, at 10:38
Nigel Baker was appointed British Ambassador to Slovakia in September 2020.
UK Ambassador Nigel Baker reminisces about the nineties in Bratislava. 5. Oct 2020, at 10:16
US Ambassador Bridget Brink visits Levoča in August 2020.
US Ambassador Bridget Brink shares what her year in Slovakia has been like since her arrival in August 2019. 21. Sep 2020, at 15:29
People take part in the Umbrella March in Bratislava in mid-June 2019.
Many fjúžn festival events, including the Umbrella March, are planned in Bratislava despite pandemic restrictions. 16. Sep 2020, at 8:06
Dublin is more centralised, while Bratislava is more spread-out, Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain said on the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.
Ireland's Ambassador Hilda Ó Riain talks about her life in Bratislava. 7. Sep 2020, at 7:16
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