When you first arrive and suddenly people are kissing you on the cheek


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When you get to the capital, Bratislava, and proudly explain how you know everything about Slovakia because you’ve seen Hostel


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When you discover the Euro is Slovak currency


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And then when you learn what the average Slovak income is


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When you tell a Slovak you’re a vegetarian


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When the locals then force you to try the Slovak national meal, Bryndzové halušky


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Bryndzové halušky are potato dumplings stuffed with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon.

When you discover beer is cheaper than water


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But then you order a Czech beer by mistake


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When you’re told absinthe is legal in Slovakia


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When you get your first absinthe hangover

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When you see the Blue Church for the first time


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The Church of St. Elizabeth, commonly known as the Blue Church, is an iconic example of Art Nouveau.

When you finally see the Slovak mountains


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When you learn Slovakia has the most castles per capita.


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The reaction you get when you say ahoj for the first time


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“Ahoj” is Slovak for “hello.”

And then the reaction when you swear in Slovak for the first time


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When you find yourself in the middle of a discussion about Hungarian-Slovak relations


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When you accidentally mix up Slovakia and Slovenia


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When you suggest that the Slovak national hockey team might not be the best in the world


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When you redeem yourself by mentioning how awesome Peter Sagan is


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Peter Sagan is a Slovak professional road bicycle racer.

When you remember you’re in the country with one of the most beautiful girls on Earth


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