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Slovakia: The journey begins

Published July, 2010
by Easterndaze

Our half-a-year mission commenced – fittingly – in our homeland (which is not to imply we were biased in any way to this tiny piece of land in Eastern, or as the locals would want you to say, Central Europe). Slovakia, the smaller and – some say poorer – brother of Czech Republic, has experienced a continuous exodus of “brains” brains since the 19th century. Even though recently it has also been branded the “Tatra Tiger”; due to its allegedly thriving economy (pre global crisis, of course). Coincidentally, we embarked on the journey just as the pre-election campaign was heating up with election billboards as a constant leitmotif of our journey.