Blog: At first, Bratislava was a city I never wanted to live in

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

My guest today is a very nice lady with a Russian first 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 grew to like the city, life in Slovakia, and much more.

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.

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