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  • Since moving to Slovakia 6-7 months ago, it's far exceeded my expectations and hopes! I really wasn't sure what to expect, other than to live in a city that had a pretty center, and to be well located in the center of Europe (good for getting to lots of Perl conferences ;-)). Oh, and one Slovak person I met in a Spanish bar had proudly told me that Slovak was the hardest language in the world (it's's easier than Haskell), and I knew that the beer prices were nice too (a good thing about Slovakia th

    • I joined Slovakia 4 years ago. In this 4 years things have changed a lot, at least in Bratislava. There has been a big real state boom, lots of constructions everywhere: offices, buildings, shopping mall expansions and even bridges.

      The world (or the US) might be in a financial crisis but here we don't notice it too much. I do since I work for an American company that's panicking!

      Now the country has changed it's currency to the euro. So far I haven't seen too many changes on the prices. In fact, some shops are still advertising prices in crowns. These days are rather confusing because people tend to be caring still crowns and Euros since both are still accepted.

      The 19% fixed tax rate is quite a nice "feature" as it greatly enhances our purchasing power while keeping a low cost for the employer.