The staff of The Slovak Spectator, Slovakia's only English-language newspaper, has spent nearly a decade untangling the mysteries of Slovak politics, history, culture, language and green-card obtainment. Below is a rough record of the fun and frustrations we've had, along with some advice on making it in Slovakia.
Foreign Affairs - tips for ex-pats, from renting a car to dropping your kid off at day car
Culture Shock - deodorant, chronic complaining and problems with your keyboard - Americans, Brits and Canadians get used to life in Slovakia
Slovak Matters - I say Tomato, you say rajčina - the pitfalls and sranda of learning Slovak