Author Archives: Ivana

The Necessity of Time and Distance

Time & Distance February 23, 2017 Allan Stevo I was told this week Trump was “against science.” I was told Trump “gagged the scientific community.” I was told, “government data is no longer available for civilian use.” The New York Times later informed me that what actually happened was not a noteworthy story at all […]

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George W. Bush’s Speech In Bratislava – February 24, 2005

George W. Bush’s Speech In Bratislava – February 24, 2005 February 22, 2017 Allan Stevo Hviezdoslavovo Square, Bratislava, Slovakia 12:17 P.M. (Local) PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you all. Dobrý deň. (Applause.) Mr. President, Mr. Chairman, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your strong leadership and friendship. Mr. Mayor, distinguished guests, citizens of a free Slovakia. (Applause.) Thank you […]

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Bush-Putin Summit February 24, 2005 In Bratislava, Slovakia

Bush-Putin Summit February 24, 2005 in Bratislava, Slovakia February 20, 2017 Allan Stevo On February 24, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush spent most of the day in Bratislava.  He spoke that morning before the Slovak National Theater a.k.a. “the Opera-house” to crowds that filled Hviezdoslavovo Namestie (Hviezdoslav’s Square) for as far as the eye […]

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The European Leg Cross

The European Leg Cross February 12, 2017 Allan Stevo Body Language in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and other parts of Europe can be a little different than body language in North America.  Something as simple as the way a person crosses his or her legs is a small difference that is easy to notice. The […]

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Every Morning In The Village – 4 Slovak Housekeeping Tips

Slovak Housekeeping February 10, 2017 Allan Stevo The fact that so many Slovaks smoke (or spend time around smokers) and so many Slovaks use down pillows and comforters, which are hard to launder, could lead one to conclude that Slovak homes smell.  But it’s very common to find Slovak homes 1. Spotless – you can […]

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Being Told How To Pee

Being Told How to Pee February 8, 2017 Allan Stevo Now, don’t be surprised about this if it happens on a visit to a Slovak house.  I’m not saying it happens often, but I’m saying I’ve heard enough people talk about it, so that I know it happens. When a person pees standing up, there […]

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How To Beat A Slovak To The Bill

Paying the Bill February 6, 2017 Allan Stevo Tip: In a face-to-face competition, you will always lose.  No matter where you are from, no matter how poor your host is, you will have the bill paid by the Slovak you are visiting with.   A Slovak is like a well-trained cowboy from the Wild West […]

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Erecting Paywalls And Tearing Down Barriers In Online Media: Will The Slovak Solution Become The Global Solution?

Amy Wicks, Editor of 52 Weeks in Slovakia, had the article below posted on a website for specialists in the field of marketing communications in the autumn. As it talks about a new idea and Slovakia as the proving grounds, I was sure the readers of this site would be interested.  The company is now […]

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