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A more civilized and stable country (video included)

"The last time I was in Syria was in 2010. And then the unlucky war began...," said 69-year-old businessman Nabil Trabelssie, a Syrian native. Though he has lived in Slovakia for nearly 40 years, he is still troubled by the conflict in his homeland. For Trabelssie, life in the industrial city of Považská Bystrica was the right choice.

"The last time I was in Syria was in 2010. And then the unlucky war began...," said 69-year-old businessman Nabil Trabelssie, a Syrian native. Though he has lived in Slovakia for nearly 40 years, he is still troubled by the conflict in his homeland. For Trabelssie, life in the industrial city of Považská Bystrica was the right choice.

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.

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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