A businessman has pledged that part of a remote European city will be forever England.
Dr Jan Telensky is a man who likes to talk – and his track record shows that he talks sense.
Poprad? Have you heard of it? No? Well, it’s a very small, but beautifully historic, city at the foot of the High Tatras Mountains, right at the beating heart of Europe. And it is so colourfully historic… a chequered archive so to speak … now red, white and blue. Oh […]
As some pilots flap around over more pay for their 90-hour month and flight computers crash-land for summer … once again the great British getaway to the sun is being tripped up by things beyond the average family’s control. But what appears to be worrying bruised and battered holidaymakers the […]
Sometimes, it’s not easy being green – and the oft-voted most environmentally friendly hotel in Europe plugged a gap in its environmental credentials recently. AquaCity Poprad, in the glorious Tatra Mountains at the heart of Slovakia, has become so respected in the world of alternative living and sustainability that tourists […]
As the United Kingdom claws its way through the rubble that Brexit is becoming, more and more countries across the European Union are telling British ex-pats that life will go on as normal. The European Commission has asked – but not ordered – member states to grant temporary residence permits […]
I grew up in a small town on the north east of Slovakia called Poprad. I believe I was one of the lucky ones to be born there (writes Alena Dulakova) To be able to breath fresh air and see a beautiful mountain silhouette every day is something that, at […]
The founder of what is often described as the world’s greenest hotel, AquaCity-Poprad, Slovakia, told of his sadness at the death of botanist and broadcaster David Bellamy. David Bellamy was 86-years-old, the Conservation Foundation he formed announced. London-born botanist became a household name and a TV personality. He was also […]
Arms wrapped tightly around my driver as he weaves our moped through cars to an orchestra of horns. The wind whips through my hair and the smells that fill it are heady, awakening my senses with sweet perfumes and spices that quickly flit to a stomach-turning sewer and rot. The […]
A retired army major took a sentimental journey to the foothills of the High Tatras in Slovakia after a 70 year old bridge was used to ‘rescue’ a small community stranded by freak summer storms. Major Terry Butterworth, who was with the now-defunct Duke of Wellington Regiment based in the […]