Hello and welcome to the Slovakia – Heart of Europe website.

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I have been living ever since. At that time, I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia, the Heart of Europe website, and started writing travel related articles and books about Slovakia.

During the last 15 years, I have written a number of different non-fiction books to do with Slovakia and have set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. I am also currently putting together a series of online courses to teach people how to speak Slovak.

I have decided to rework the Heart of Europe website, partly to help promote my books and courses, but also to create FREE high-value content for my students, the subscribers to my mailing list and visitors to my site.

My hope is that the Slovakia – Heart of Europe website will grow into a comprehensive resource for all things Slovak, covering such topics as Slovak tourism, history, culture, traditions, food and language.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the subjects mentioned on the Slovakia – Heart of Europe website, then I really would love to hear from you.

Just fill out the contact form below, with your name, email address and message.

All the best,


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