In September 2002 I headed off to Slovakia for what would be my second teaching job. I knew virtually nothing about Bratislava, my new home, and even less of my school and colleagues. What transpired was one of the most memorable years of my life; from the rough and ready thrills and spills of my travels around the country to the amazing friends I made.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime deal and the memories I took away from those twelve months will surely stay with me right up to my final days. For more on my Slovak adventures, have a leaf through my articles on:
You can also have a read of my short story compilation: