Easter is upon us and so Slovakia is preparing itself for a truly wondrous tradition. Where most of the world seems to be painting, hiding and searching eggs, Slovakia celebrates Easter slightly…different. Armed with whips made from branches, water and perfume, boys go out to visit the girls. But why?
Over the past years I have been asked countless times by expats in Slovakia how to apply for a residence permit. So, in the hope to make everyone’s life easier, I am offering here a comprehensive guide on how to apply for a residence permit in Slovakia. Please note this is a guide for EU citizens specifically, although non-EU citizens will find useful information here as well.
It is an indisputable fact that Slovakia is still very much unknown among most people on this green earth. Too often I need to correct people’s knowledge about this country and tell them that what they think they know is completely wrong. To make everyone’s life easier, I compiled a list of 8 things you need to know about Slovakia, which will make you for sure the first person to be chosen for the next pub-quiz team.
Recently I was asked what Bratislava should improve to sell itself better to the outside world as a great holiday or city-trip destination. I did not have to think hard about that, because the one thing it must improve is something we, both tourists and locals alike, need to deal with every single day - crappy customer service.