January 28th, 2013 by Kim
I love Slovakia. I love the people. I love that my kids get to grow up here. I love that I learned how to cook here. I love when it snows so much that you can hardly drive. I love that I can say, “my kids go to Slovak schools.” I love that my kids speak way better Slovak than me, and that in many ways this is home to them. I love that I feel safe enough to let my kids walk around the city without me, or take public transportation by themselves.
Many of my Slovak friends are surprised by all of this “love”. I’m not sure why they find it so hard to believe. Maybe they can’t believe their county could be so lovable. or maybe they think, my country is so much more lovable.
But then, no matter where you live geographically, there are always “other days”, when anyplace can be not so lovable! and so here’s my experience today. Read the rest of this entry »