Close doors behind you when you leave a room.
Learn to say "Kde je" (Gdeh yeh). It means "Where is?"
When mailing letters or postcards from Slovakia, insist that the post office stamps "par avion" (air) on outgoing mail. Or write it clearly yourself in red.
Carry a tote bag and toilet paper with you at all times.
Approximately 32 koruny (crowns) equal $1 American. This rate fluctuates.
Film is available throughout the country, as is one-hour negative film processing
The main meal (obed) is eaten at noon and always begins with soup.
In towns and cities most Slovaks live in apartment buildings; villagers live in houses.
Water is good, but many prefer mineral water---bottled or from natural springs.
Pirohy are seldom on restaurant menus. Breaded pork cutlets are common.
Many theatres, museums and galleries reflect the serious cultural atmosphere.
Air conditioning and screens are not yet available throughout most of the country.
4 pages of useful and common Slovak words and phrases.
Cost of "Going to Slovakia?" guide is $2.50 (includes postage).
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