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When autumn starts, Slovakia wakes up to live through the tradition of famous duck and goose festivities. This over 100 years old tradition is famous especially in small villages like Slovensky Grob or Chorvatsky Grob or other places around...
Anytime you are traveling to a new country, you are bound to be shocked by something. It may be associated with the landscape, the architecture, or even people’s everyday habits. As a foreigner coming to Slovakia, I have experienced...
A flat in a former factory? Or a restaurant at a market place? Nowadays it is cool and hip to give a second chance to old buildings and reuse them for a completely different purpose. This trend leads to...
They’re small, inconspicuous, inexpensive and their design is far from modern. They are outlets of large manufacturers that provide an experience out of the ordinary. There are just a handful of them in the city and we consider them...
A recent issue of Monocle highlighting the most desirable places to live made a special footnote about Bratislava: we have the “cheapest beer in the world.” Slovakia is famous for its beer and, as many travelers across Europe and...
We are in a Christmas mood! One of the activities that are definitely considered Christmas-y is baking. Luckily when it comes to gingerbreads, you can bake them well in advance as they stay nice soft for weeks. That’s what...
Christmas is probably the most magical season of the year. Slovaks love Christmas and it is the main feast celebrated here. What does Christmas in Slovakia look like? Which traditions do Slovaks still follow and which were practiced by...
With December and the freezing weather, one of the most beautiful times of the year comes to our little big city. A peaceful atmosphere with slower pace and crowded markets full of delicious food. Drinks and cheerful mood and...
Christmas markets will not be organized in 2020 due to COVID.  One of the most beautiful periods of the year in Bratislava is definitely during the last weeks of the year, when people celebrate the scents of Christmas on the...
Virtually all cities, towns or villages have their own local legends and stories passed on over generations that involve scary ghosts, lost souls or other unfathomable events. Bratislava, formerly known as Pressburg, is no exception. And since a couple...

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