Ewelina Agata Zbyszynska came to Slovakia from Poland in 2006. Her first experience was a job interview in Žilina.
She wanted the job because she felt she could get more than what she had in her own country, and she wanted more than the factory job that many of her peers who emigrated to United Kingdom had.
Ewi has had a life-changing Slovak experience, which started in a call centre with “a bunch of Polish people” and so far led her to become a project leader in a multinational company.
Twelve years on, Ewi still enjoys her Slovak experience.
We talk about Slovak dreams and Slovak nightmares, the good and bad things about living in Slovakia and, spoiler alert!, it all ends with a smile. Because for Ewi, Slovakia now feels like home.
My Slovak Experience is a podcast by Emanuele Terenzani. In each episode, he interviews one of his fellow foreigners living in Slovakia. You can follow the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher or Tunein.