"Slovaks are like a coconut, people are quiet and more reserved in public. However, when you get inside that shell, you've got a friend for life," Gavin Shoebridge, a journalist in Radio Slovakia International, says when talking about Slovaks. A Slovak wife brought this New Zealander to Bratislava, where he likes to show his friends places the locals prefer to hide. "You can never get bored in Slovakia," he says.

Video made by journalism students who discovered Slovakia for the 19th edition of Spectacular Slovakia , the annual travel guide published by the English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator.

This project was also made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Journalism Department of Comenius University, tv.sme and support of the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR) and Orange Slovensko.

The 18th edition of Spectacular Slovakia with focus on Bratislava is on sale via the spectator.sk online shop or amazon.com.