Taking it Easy by the Danube in Bratislava

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Movement 4: the Adagio at the Danube in Bratislava … which is just another word for “taking it very, very easy”

On its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube passes through ten countries: there are longer rivers in the world, but none that are more international.

Can you name all ten states that can lay claim to a section of the Danube? (The one country almost

Taking it Easy by the Danube in Bratislava

A Trip to the Countryside of Slovakia

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On our last day in Kosice, we did what the locals do when they want to experience a small slice of nature After two urban walks to explore the cultural treasures of Kosice, today we will be heading out of town in search of some greenery in the countryside of Slovakia.

There is quite a lot of hiking to do within a radius of approx. 100 km around Kosice if you have the

A Trip to the Countryside of Slovakia

Where to See the Breathtaking Murals of Kosice

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When Kosice became European Capital of Culture in 2013, the municipal authorities took a bold decision: resisting the temptation of putting all the money into their historic town centre, they allocated a significant proportion of the budget to the city’s modern, residential areas. Rather than hiding these quarters away – in terms of surface as well as the number of inhabitants by far the largest section of the town – they turned them very much

Where to See the Breathtaking Murals of Kosice

Why is a Log Cabin Up on the Rooftop in Kosice?

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In today’s world, what is a traditional building?

Here is something about Eastern and Central Europe (the countries that used to lie behind the former Iron Curtain) that many of you may not know: most of the locals that you meet in the streets are no more intimate than you with their cities’ fantastic urban architecture, that splendid blend of medieval grandeur and Austro-Hungarian pomp.

Just like you, they

Why is a Log Cabin Up on the Rooftop in Kosice?

Kosice and the Tides of History

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A walk through the beautiful streets of this city in Eastern Slovakia can teach you a thing or two about Europe and its common culture Many people like to sneer at the whole concept of the “European Capital of Culture”, but there is some good thinking behind it, as there is behind so many of the EU’s initiatives (yes, English readers, that even includes the common currency.)

European culture, so the thinking goes,

Kosice and the Tides of History