#16 Shimpy Kumary

My family don’t understand why I don’t have a maid in Slovakia

My family don’t understand why I don’t have a maid in Slovakia

Two years ago, in this very season when I’m posting this, that my today’s guest came to Slovakia for the first time in her life, directly from India.

I’m talking about Shimpy, a software developer in an international company,  Slovakia was Shimpy also the first country to visit outside her native land. Her Slovak experience has been transformative.

With merry happenings like seeing the first snow, and lonesome ones like feeling very homesick for the first time ever.

Enjoy listening to Shimpy Kumari, and namaste.

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#15 Roberto

I had a lot of problems with skinheads. They see me and they run after me.

I had a lot of problems with skinheads. They see me and they run after me.

Ok, ready for another MySlovakeEperience episode?

Today I’m talking to Roberto, who came to Slovakia from the Dominican Republic 13 years ago and after he survived his first Slovak winter, he decided to stay.

He has since become a Slovak citizen, made many good friends here, but the main reason why he is staying is his son. Roberto is also a fisherman, a fluent Slovak speaker and he works for an international company.

Enjoy and as always, thanks a lot for listening.

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#14 Hiro

Hiro

People always think of me as tourist first

Welcome to MySlovakExperience podcast. Today I am glad to bring you Hiro, a Japanese man who came to Bratislava totally alone seven years ago.

He works at an IT company in the capital and calls Bratislava cozy.

Why does he like Slovakia better than Japan?

Listen to the podcast to find out.

and a special thanks also to DJ Ned that refreshed MySlovakExperience intro jingle.

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#13 DjNed

Dj Ned

People walk really fast in Slovakia, I have no clue why.

Hey hey, it’s time for another episode of MySlovakExperience.

Today, we go to Kenya to interview Ned (or I should say DJ Ned) who has been living in Slovakia since 2016.

Ned, or Naheed Nizar Saburali Mawji works in an international company but he’s also a professional DJ so if you are familiar with Bratislava’s enjoying the nightlife, perhaps you have already danced to his music.

Ned’s first winter in Slovakia was the worst ever so what convinced him to stay and consider this country his home?

Listen to this podcast to find out.

To find out more about Dj Ned checkout his pages:

Facebook www.facebook.com/DjNedBratislava/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/djned/

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#12 Vicky Sheppard

Coming to Slovakia it was like living in a bubble at the beginning

Coming to Slovakia it was like living in a bubble at the beginning

Today I’m finally leaving Bratislava. My guest Vicky Sheppard is an editor, writer and science teacher originally from Britain has lived in Piestany for 11 years now.

Vicky came to Slovakia with her husband and they have been living in Piestany for more than a decade despite the fact that they only came for two years.

She’s about to go back to the UK this summer so this interview is a bit of a farewell to Slovakia. What does it mean for a foreigner to live in a small Slovak town like Piestany, and what are her opinions and thoughts before her departure.

I hope you will enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

So please enjoy, Vicky Sheppard.

This time I couldn’t record the video conversation with our guest but you can always find our chat on YouTube.

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#11 Mazvi

Mazvi

I never go to the Foreigners’ Police without doing a solid prayer

Today I bring another continent into the picture with Mazvi Serina Musariri from Zimbabwe.

Mazvi first came to Slovakia to work for the British Chamber of Commerce in 2010. She studied in South Africa and landed in Slovakia because of a job opportunity and also to see something else about the world.

I was happy to learn that she considers Slovakia her second home now. She enjoys the experience, her job and connection. But there is also something missing: a particular vibe, some of the tastes, something of the people.

Unsurprisingly, Slovakia doesn’t match her home country.

Listen to our talk to hear more from her.

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#10 Elena and Humberto

MSX 10 Elena, Lele and Humberto

Slovakia would be perfect

if only the tortillas were better…

Today is the first time I interviewed two guests: Humberto and Elena Abad, Mexican siblings who had lived in Chicago for more than a decade before they landed in Slovakia.

Humberto came in 2011 and his sister followed him a couple of years later, to stay with the family but also because her brother seemed to be having a good life in central Europe.

Through this story, I also want to show how stories of foreigners living in Slovakia are a powerful influencer to our family and peers back home. Foreigners living here are the first ambassadors of that experience, and people back in their home country see Slovakia through their eyes.

We talk a lot about the differences between the three countries Elena and Humberto lived in, about the upsides of living in Slovakia but also some downsides - like the lack of chances to buy really good Mexican food here. With a few genuine tortillas available here, Slovakia would be a perfect place.

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#9 Kat

The first time I saw Bratislava, I thought it’s a city I could never live in…

The first time I saw Bratislava, I thought it’s a city I could never live in…

My todays guest is a very nice lady with a Russian Name, Ukrainian Surname and a white-and-bordeaux 🇱🇻 Latvian heart. When she’s in Slovakia, she misses the sea, when she’s in Latvia, she misses the Slovak mountains.

Jekaterina Nikolajenko is an adventurer. Before coming to Slovakia, she lived in Portugal, guiding tourists around the Porto wine cellars.

The first time she saw Bratislava, in 2009, she thought: “This is a city I would never wanna live in.” Two years later, Bratislava became her home. She talks about how she got to like the city and the life in Slovakia, and much more.

Enjoy and if you wanna see the conversation live get into MySlovakExperience YouTube Channel, from 2019, when possible, I’ll video record the whole conversation 😄

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