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International Flower Power Party this Thursday

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After a three-month summer break your favorite INTERNATIONALS party is here again. We do not even say goodbye to summer, and therefore our first party will be marked by sun and the flowers. Whether you conceive your outfit in the spirit of the hippie or just simply come in a flowered dress this is the [...]

New Cycling Bridge To Austria Officially Open

Chuck Loses First Battle to Freedom

The long-awaited pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the River Morava from Devinska Nova Ves to Schlosshof in Austria is now open to the public, with Bratislava regional governor and head of the SDKU Pavol Freso doing the honours earlier today. Freso notes, however, how about 5km on the route leading along Devinska road to the [...]

Best Hotel in the World is in Slovakia

Marrol's Boutique Hotel voted the best in the World

In an annual survey carried out by travel web site Expedia, their ‘Insiders’ Select’ rankings has voted Slovakian boutique hotel the best in the world, followed by Al Codega in Venice, Italy, and the Central American Hotel Royal Corin in Fortuna, Costa Rica. The top list, which was published on June 27th was draw up [...]

Bratislava History Explained; The Easy Way

A history of Bratislava - part 1. By Marek Bennet

Marek Bennett draws the webcomic COFFEE+DUMPLING+KOMIKS, detailing his adventures as a teacher, cartoonist, and travelling ukulele-playing rabbit in Slovakia at: http://MarekSlovakia.wordpress.com      

Street Art with a Difference at Clutch Gallery

Ruty Šuty

How many of us have noticed a window with constantly changing content in Zochova Passage? No, we are not talking about advertisements here. Clutch Gallery is a single window-turned-art space that was founded by Christiana Caro and shows works by Slovak and American artists. The exhibition named Ruty Šuty is on show just now  for [...]

Slovakia Welcomed 10% More Foreign tourists in 2011

High Tatras, a favourite destination

According to statistics released by the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR), the number of foreign tourists coming to Slovakia is on the rise, with a 10% year-on-year growth seen over 2010. As PR manager of SACR Zuzana Nemcova explained to TASR newswire, the 10% growth enjoyed by Slovakia is higher than its Visegrad 4 neighbours, beating [...]

New Flights From Bratislava to Venice From April

photo: Danube Wings

Private airline Danube Wings has announced the start of regular flights from Bratislava and Košice to Venice in Italy in co-operation with Italian airline Megaride Air. There will be three flights a week to Marco Polo Airport in Venice, with Megaride covering part of the route operating costs. Danube Wings believes the new route will [...]

The Communist Past; Tours With a Difference

old radio building (c) Tibor Macak, The Daily

Joanna Eckersley looks at how Slovakia is slowly learning to reinterpret its Communist history for a tourist market. Today’s rubbish is tomorrow’s treasure. In 1967 the Jewish quarter of Bratislava was razed to the ground to make way for the iconic New Bridge. Those in the history and tourism industries still regret the loss of [...]

Bratislava To Launch City Bike System

Street transport (c) The Daily

Getting around Bratislava could become easier in the neat future as the city plans to make a project similar to the Vienna system of bike rental, reports SITA newswire. The idea is to be discussed by the City Council next week, which will then make a call for proposals and select the best system for [...]

Danube Wings Starts Selling Flights to Croatia

photo: Danube Wings

Private airline Danube Wings is starting to sell tickets for regular flights from Bratislava to Split and Zadar and from Kosice to Rijeka in Croatia in preparation for the summer season. The airline operates the flights every year and this year will start flying holidaymakers from Bratislava to their Croatian destinations from 16 June, with [...]

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