Archive for the 'Slovakia' Category

Coronation Days 2018

June 24, 2018

Bratislava Coronation Days, commemorating the glorious past of Bratislava, when residents and visitors to the city are able to enjoy the coronation atmosphere through cultural events, theater performances, concerts, worship, music and games.
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Smolenice Castle

June 23, 2018

Smolenice, a charming little village on the foothills of the Little Carpathians, 60 km northeast of Bratislava, is a good spot for a Sunday stroll. The 14-century Gothic castle was fully reconstructed in mid 20-century. The park around feels great even on a showery day.

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May 8, 2018

Piešťany – a gem of a place for spa tourism about an hour drive from Bratsilava. Its spacious parks inspire you to bicycle or walk all day long.

Trnava – 3 months later

May 7, 2018

The first time I visited Trnava it was cold and wintery. Three months later, spring is here in full bloom. This “Little Rome” will surprise you with majestic views every time you visit there.

St. John the Baptist Cathedral, part of a complex of academical buildings, is the first purely Baroque building built in present-day Slovakia. The interior amazes with its unique paintings.

Epic Hike to Pajštún Castle

April 30, 2018

When spring is in full bloom, a 25 km mountain hike with Green Hat Tours from Rača to Pajštún Castle and Stupava all through the Small Carpathians, is an amazing experience. The greenery all around is stunning and the views – unforgettable.

Michael, the Green Hat guy on the photo, is an experienced mountain guide and you learn a lot of things about the history and the current situation in Slovakia along the way.

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Jubilation Zone

March 27, 2018

Some books sound familiar in terms of how things were back then. Slovak’s author Jozef Banáš Jubilation Zone describes in an engaging way the past twenty years of the communist regime. This very Central and East European book reminds of times when freedom was not taken for granted for many people behind the Iron Curtain. So very true: “You know someone’s past from the way he acts today”, as the motto of the book says.

Fabulous translation in Bulgarian by Fabiola Vicenova and here is an interview with her on how having the book translated started.