Slovakia only became an independent state in 1993, so it is less than 30 years old. In this interview, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson and I discuss borders and how strange it is that history draws lines on a map that don’t necessarily represent the people who live within them. These layers of invasion and empire can shape lives for generations.
Sarah also recommends places to visit for both culture and nature and shares specialties of the region, as well as some of her favorite travel books.
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is the author of memoir, poetry, and religious nonfiction. And today we’re talking about I Am a Brave Bridge: An American Girl’s Hilarious and Heartbreaking Year in the Fledgling Republic of Slovakia.
- The sense of always wanting to be somewhere else — and whether those of us who are ‘unrooted’ will ever find home
- How borders split Europe in ways that resonate through history
- Interesting places to visit in Slovakia, for culture or nature
- Slovakian architecture, including wooden churches, built without nails
- Food and drink specialties of the region
- Recommended travel books
You can find Sarah Hinlicky Wilson at SarahHinlickyWilson.com
Header photo: Photo by Branislav Knappek on Unsplash