The Velvet Heritage
In the second part of our series, we take a look on Slovakia’s path from a realm of the Hungarian half of the Empire to constitutent part of Czechoslovakia, to today's thriving independent republic. A map provides you with all the background for our feature on Slovakia’s winding road to nationhood. Our editor in chief talks with Slovak journalist Pavol Múdry on what has changed in the decades of transition and Slovak-american Rick Zednik remembers Slovakia’s day of founding in 1993. Finally, we picked the best places and activities to head east!