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Spectacular Slovakia: Culture and travel tips

Roma writer Elena Lacková was born and raised in the Prešov Region.
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Spread kindness with happy stones or plan a trip to a giant bench. 9. apr9. Apr 2021, at 12:47
The Mining Express train passes through a viaduct on the line between Hronská Dúbrava and Banská Štiavnica on July 11, 2020.
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Easter with Bulgarian food and a Slovak orchestra on BBC Radio 3. 2. apr2. Apr 2021, at 13:00
Slovak photographer Dežo Hoffmann worked with The Beatles regularly.
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This week, we look at the lives of some incredible women, including the recently deceased Czechoslovak 'Édith Piaf'. 26. mar26. Mar 2021, at 13:28
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How Slovak kids used to learn English from TV

Drobček (left), Kuko (centre), and Raťafák Plachta (right) belong to some of the most popular Slovak TV puppets of the old days.
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A 10-year-old Slovak bass player, praised by Justin Timberlake, drops his first music video. Watch it here. 19. mar19. Mar 2021, at 14:17
The Yorkshire terrier Teddy from Slovakia has found fame on Instagram.
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Here is this week's list of culture and lifestyle stories, including Hamšík's move to Sweden. 12. mar12. Mar 2021, at 11:47
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Slovak Billie Eilish comes from Čadca

Slovak singer Karin Ann is a big Billie Eilish fan.
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Your weekly dose of inspiration from Slovakia. 5. mar5. Mar 2021, at 12:06
Muránska planina national park.
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Bratislava has turned Italian and will become French soon. Musical vaccine for Slovakia. Find out more in the roundup. 26. feb26. Feb 2021, at 11:11
Tourists watch the sunset over the ruins of the Ostrý Kameň castle near the village of Buková, Trnava Region, on February 16, 2021. Scroll down to watch a video.
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Here is your weekly roundup of travel and culture stories. 19. feb19. Feb 2021, at 12:28
In solidarity with all people working in the creative industries, who have been hit hard by the crisis, a new installation named 'SOS Kultúra' is lit up at the Nádvorie independent culture centre in Trnava.
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Bojnice Zoo closed, Košice Zoo reopened, and a safari experience planned in Bratislava Zoo. 12. feb12. Feb 2021, at 10:49
The world celebrated wetlands on February 2. Slovakia has got 14 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 40,697 hectares. In the 2018 photo above, you can see geese from Siberia in one of those areas - Senianske Fishponds located in the village of Senné, eastern Slovakia.
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A Slovak oak and a Slovak museum want to be the best in Europe. 5. feb5. Feb 2021, at 12:55
The former Slovak player and coach Jozef Vengloš died in Bratislava on January 26, 2021.
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Jozef Vengloš managed Birmingham’s Aston Villa and Celtic Glasgow. 29. jan29. Jan 2021, at 10:45
On January 22, Slovakia marked 70 years since the birth of Ondrej Nepela, a legend of Slovak and world figure skating. In the early 1970s, he was the world’s best skater. At the 1972 Winter Olympics, held in Japan, Nepela won a gold medal. He died at the age of 38 in Germany in 1989.
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The State Theatre Košice has premiered a new ballet performance about Rudolf Nureyev online. 22. jan22. Jan 2021, at 11:48
A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.
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An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup. 15. jan15. Jan 2021, at 12:32
In the image from February 2013, the mountain porter Rastislav Koriščák carries a new washing machine on his back to the Zamkovský Mountain Hut in the High Tatras.
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Post-lockdown travel tips and the most common names and surnames in Slovakia feature in the roundup too. 8. jan8. Jan 2021, at 12:31
In 2020, NASA opted to publish on its website several pictures from Slovakia. A photo from the Poloniny National Park, taken by Tomáš Slovinský, appeared on the website in April. A few months later, in August, Petr Horálek’s photo of the Perseid meteor shower was chosen. It was not the first time NASA picked a Horálek photo. In January of this year, it had chosen his picture of a meteor shower, above, taken in Oravská Lesná.
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Read and listen back to the most popular stories and podcasts from this year in the last roundup of 2020. 30. dec30. Dec 2020, at 16:56
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová accepts the Peace Light of Bethlehem from scouts at the Presidential Palace on December 15, 2020. The tradition, launched in Austria in 1987, has spread to many European countries and the Americas since then.
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Explore a little bit of Slovak embroidery in the roundup, and in a new design book. 18. dec18. Dec 2020, at 15:22
The 'Communism with a Gay Face' play premieres on December 13, 2020.
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Deduško Večerníček is also part of this week’s roundup. His iconic thatch roof house has been renovated. 11. dec11. Dec 2020, at 13:16
The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.
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People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6. 4. dec4. Dec 2020, at 12:14
Bratislava’s Old Market Hall at Christmastime.
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If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time. 27. nov27. Nov 2020, at 10:27
Slovak opera singer Edita Gruberová decided to end her professional career in mid-November 2020.
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Slovak theatres join the European Theatre Night at the weekend. 20. nov20. Nov 2020, at 12:02