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Letters From Slovakia

PDF Letters From Slovakia is a glimpse of what life was like, for an Englishman at least, in the Slovak Republic; some years on from the Velvet Revolution and the Velvet Divorce, but still prior to the country joining NATO and the European Union. David James describes life in Slovakia through a collection of letters, which give an account of his personal experiences living in this beautiful little country in the heart of Europe. The letters give a wonderful insight into the society and culture of the Slovak Republic at that time. The Letters From Slovakia begin with David's first encounter with the Slovak Republic, in the summer of 1997, and continue until the close of his second year living in the country, towards the end of 2003. The thirteen letters cover a range of subjects including the following: - "An Invitation To The Embassy" - Join David at a champagne reception in the Slovak Embassy, in London. - "The Journey From Hell" - David's first ever trip to Slovakia. - "The Heart Of Europe" - A visit to the geographic center of Europe. - "From Morava With Love" - A trip across the border to the Czech Republic. - "Easter Traditions" - The "freshening" of women on Easter Monday. - "Making Sausages" - A look at how to make traditional Slovak sausages. - "World Champions" - Slovakia's historic victory in the ice hockey. - "Volby 2002 - Slovak General Election" - Slovakia's most crucial General Election, in 2002. There is no doubt that Slovakia has changed a lot in the decade since these letters were first written, both for the better and for the worse, but many of the themes in the book still hold true today. Letters From Slovakia is simply a must read for anyone with an interest in Slovakia.

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