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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

Foreign Affairs

  • Go nuts and whip their butts: Making an Easter whip
  • Grab a cab the way you want
  • Catch the rhythm of Slovakia's music courses
  • Martial arts fight their way to Slovakia
  • How to get online in Slovakia
  • How to weave your own TV web
  • How not to waste money on waste
  • Working out the travel puzzle
  • Halloween 'BOOOO' or cemetery visits?
  • Where to grasp the country's recent history
  • Tati, ja som cikal! A lexicon of swimming
  • Slovak hotels: Expect the unexpected
  • Giving something back: How to send taxes to NGOs
  • Schuster is right: Trains are better
  • A guide to skiing the Slovak slopes
  • The perfect Slovak Christmas present
  • Marriage: From matrika to Senzus
  • Getting your stuff to and from Slovakia
  • The Slovak gridiron, diamond and court
  • Bratislava's softer greener side
  • Herbivores in Slovakia: surviving as a vegetarian
  • Daycare demystified: State schools win out
  • Finding Slovak language instruction
  • Mrkgnao: Owning a pet
  • Get your motor runnin': Driving in Slovakia
  • How to behave: Being nice to the nice
  • Work contracts: Keep that green card
  • Census 2001: Form and substance
  • None the wiser: Deciphering phone bills
  • Mixed couples: A bumpy, enriching ride
  • Busted: How to survive the police
  • Finding a flat: Being accommodating
  • Health care: Ounces vs. pounds
  • An idiot's guideto getting a green card