Blog: Slovakia would be perfect if only the tortillas were better

People back in their home countries see Slovakia through their eyes of foreigners living in Slovakia.

Mexican siblings Humberto and Elena Abad had lived in Chicago for more than a decade before they landed in Slovakia.

Humberto came in 2011 and his sister followed him a couple of years later, to stay with the family but also because her brother seemed to be having a good life in central Europe.

Through their story, I also want to show how stories of foreigners living in Slovakia are a powerful influencer to our family and peers back home. Foreigners living here are the first ambassadors of that experience, and people back in their home countries see Slovakia through their eyes.

We talk a lot about the differences between the three countries Elena and Humberto lived in, about the upsides of living in Slovakia but also some downsides - like the lack of chances to buy really good Mexican food here. With a few genuine tortillas available here, Slovakia would be a perfect place.

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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