What’s on your shopping list?

Back in the 90’s, just few years after the end of the Cold War, the difference of salaries and costs of living on East and West of Europe were so important that a price of subway ticket was considered as expensive for someone from ex-Soviet bloc. Though I had obtained a scholarship for my studies […]

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Secrets of the Slovak grandmas … or where you can eat pirohy in New York

Hello readers, Thought it would be great to discover together some of the local New York addresses with family recipes, memories and stories related to them. Let’s start with East-Slovak specialty called “pirohy”, or what is commonly known here as “Pierogies”. When we arrived in New York in 2015, my heart bumped up when I […]

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How Can Compatriots Help You In Your Successful Integration?

Moving abroad may be quite challenging. There are so many things to learn, to understand, nearly to re-build your life and integrate into the new society. Basically, the successful integration involves two moves: * to blend in with the new society + * to preserve its own origins. Building a social circle and searching for a […]

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