In an e-mail from my editor Beata Balogova at The Slovak Spectator this morning, she writes, “Amandicka, it seems that we have made it. You have made it. You have written and completed Spectacular Slovakia 2010… But whenever I look at PDF files and I see the images it makes me happy because you have really captured a lot of emotions, little stories, the sublime and also the strangeness…” In an effort to preview some of the sublime and the strangeness of Slovakia ahead of the September 13 release date and without further ado, some of my favorite pages from this year’s guide.
Slovakia in 42 days: Žilina Region A TV programme in English covering the travels of American journalist and photographer Amanda Rivkin (video included) 27 Aug 2010 Regional News Nature, the ancient charm, sheep, cheese or wooden rafts; aqua-parks, a playboy club or the agitation on roads full of Polish trucks? When meeting a foreign visitor, one should not forget to explain that the Slovak Bethlehem is made of wood and what it has in common with the modern buildings in Israel is the leitmotif. A TV programme in English covering the travels of American journalist and photographer Amanda Rivkin, who is discovering Slovakia for the 15th edition of the guide Spectacular Slovakia. — For the complete PhotoShelter gallery of “Slovakia: Žilina Region.”