Monday, August 06, 2007

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia - the Website Launch

As if the frenzy related to the launch was not enough, my wife and I launched our own project last week as well. A website called "The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia".

Three years ago my wife Margarete (girlfriend at that time), got an idea to write a book. A book about something that we share passion for. A book about the country that I come from and in which we met and lived for a few years. This country is called Slovakia, and is located in the heart of Europe - Central Europe.

When Margarete moved to Slovakia to live and work there for a year, she found that there weren't many resources in English that could help her to get around. Over the years (yes, she stayed longer than the originally planned one year) she learned and experienced a lot and captured a lot of the hard to find information and insider tips in her book The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia.

After a lot of hard work, the book recently went to print and now is available for anyone, especially those who are considering moving to Slovakia for a year or two, or just about anyone interested in learning more about what Slovakia is like, what kind of people live there, their history, customs and traditions, as well as tips on how to settle or just get by, should you visit or pass through the country.

To support the book and provide additional information that didn't make it into the already relatively thick (200 pages) book, Margarete and I put together a website with the same name which can be found at

The website contains additional resources as well as a blog focused on anything Slovak, from how to cook some Slovak meals, to how to learn a little bit of Slovak language and use it in common situations.

Margarete seeded the site with some really good content and that's just the beginning. As time goes by, more and more blog entries about Slovak stuff will be added.

If you are interested in Slovakia and Slovak culture, this is definitely a site you want to keep an eye on.

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