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No job, 200 dollars in his pocket. How a Colombian photographer became Slovak

Gustavo Pizano came to Slovakia over a decade ago.

Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano.Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano. (Source: Gustavo Pizano/Facebook)

‘I’m Slovak, but I come from Colombia,’ photographer Gustavo Pizano tells people when asked about his origin.

He arrived in Slovakia in 2008. Since he was not allowed to work for a few months, he was living on 200 dollars in his pocket and his Slovak in-laws’ support.

Listen to the podcast to learn about Gustavo’s experience with Slovakia, what he found surprising 12 years ago and what still frustrates him in Slovakia.

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