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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava July 28th 2014

Andrew here, reporting on behalf of the wanderers... incoming message reads "Lousy internet connection today in Bratislava. Will try again in tomorrow in Vienna." Though not explicitly stated, I suspect we can assume that Carole says she's fine...... read more

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava June 1st 2014

Sunday 1st June 2014 Well, we did it again. We changed our minds on where we were going next, we have decided to go through Slovakia to Bratislava, before going to Vienna. It was just by chance that we saw that trains go that way and as we were only in Bratislava for less than 24hours in 2001 decided to renew our acquaintance. We arrived at the station in Valtice just before 1000 and then became a little worried when there was no-one else there for the first morning train at 1016. As it was Sunday we thought there may be a different timetable. Our worries were unfounded, people started to arrive and when the train did arrive there must have been 20 people there. At Breclav station we had to wait a little while before ... read more
Grassalkovich Palace
UFO bridge

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava May 1st 2014

Tak a je to opat tu. Konecne sa zasa na dlhsi cas niekam presuvam. Azbuku som sa jaksi trochu naucil, na rustine som skoncil na prvej lekcii, verim,ze s dorozumievanim nebude ziadny velky problem. Byvat budem nakoniec 2x v hosteli (varsava a brest) a raz v stane (belovezsky park), ostatne ubytka mam zabezpecene cez couchsurfing. Hadam ludia budu v pohode. Bohuzial sa mi nepodarilo nikoho zohnat vo varsave na prvy den, bo akurat ked tam budem maju dlhy vikend (sviatok 1. a 3. maja), takze skoro vsetci su mimo mesto. Hostel co som si zarezervoval je blizko disco, bude to tam teda velmi zaujimave. Batoh mi vazi 8kg. 3 tricka s kratkym rukavom, 3 trenky, 4 ponozky, nohavice , mikina, bunda, dres, kniha a nabijacky + neake to jedlo na cestu. Smola sa na mna prilepila ... read more

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava April 19th 2014

We took a bus to Bratislava and was met by a friend who stays there. She brought us to Bratislava Castle to admire the view of the city. On the way, we saw many graffitis adorning the walls of highways. These beautiful form of expressions looked more like art than acts of vandalisms. We made our way back to the town centre and walked past the opera house. It started to drizzle so we decided to join my friend's friends in a cute cafe/bookshop. As usual, dessert was amazing. We chilled there for a while before going to a burger shop (as stated below it's name - since 2013). They only served 2 different burgers: veggie or non veggie. Unexpectedly (come on, 'since 2013' isn't really convincing me of its reputation) the burger was yummy. We ... read more
On the way to Bratislava
On the way to Bratislava
Lake in Bratislava

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava April 19th 2014

Drove to Devin Castle, half an hour away from the city centre. From there, we saw the Danube River and the point where Danube and Morava River joined together. The view was spectacular, but then again, I've been saying that everywhere I've been so far. There, we also saw a monument of the Iron Curtain. We drove back to the city and parked in a shopping centre. From there, we crossed a bridge, which had the UFO on top. UFO is a tower built on top of the bridge during the communist era and is now home to a very expensive restaurant. We walked past the university building of Bratislava and after a few turns, arrived at St. Elizabeth, also known as the little blue church. It is hidden in the middle of the city, even ... read more
Devin Castle
View from Devin Castle
Devin Castle


Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava February 2nd 2014

3 weeks in Budapest makes me stir-crazy. Also, I never thought I'd be spoiled enough to utter those words. But here I am, and here we are. In January I had to spend $200 to get a new computer battery because mine died, and Apple products in Budapest are expensive, and the postal service isn't reliable enough to order a battery from the states. Therefore, I was poor. But also stir-crazy. Compromise? Bratislava. On Saturday morning, Darcy, her friend John, and I boarded a train (for 17.5 euros round trip), got a car, and chugged towards Bratislava. In typical fashion, Darcy booked everything, and I had no idea what was going on. However, we got to take the train during the day, which was a first for us! We passed small villages and mountains, and everything ... read more
The crew
UFO tower and graffiti

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava January 17th 2014

Off early today on the bus to Bratislava in Slovakia. After 45 minutes on the bus, we stopped for a twenty minute break and visit to the WC (as they call it) in a large, new, very clean gas station, grocery store and restaurant (hard to tell which attracted the most business). Some Australians and I remarked on our practice at home of driving for at least a couple of hours without a break. The Australians’ theory was the distances are so short that a two-hour drive seems interminable. Anyway, minutes later we cross the border without being stopped, although we had been asked to bring our passports in case the officials wanted to check the non-EU passports. All the countryside was rural, mostly farming and wind farms – in all directions. The crops were corn, ... read more
St Michael City Gate
Panska Street
Lace makers

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava December 8th 2013

Dobrý deň (Good day), Like the title of this blog says, I made an unplanned visit to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. The plan was to go straight to Poland after Budapest but then I thought "why not stop briefly in Bratislava first"? Slovakia used to form one single country together with Czech Republic, called "Czechoslovakia" between the end of World War II and 1993. The train from Budapest to Bratislava took about 2,5 hours. Bratislava is also Slovakia's largest city with about half a million people and lies on the shores of the Danube River. Vienna, Austria's capital, is just about 40km from Bratislava but I've been there already in 2006 and didn't want to go again. Bratislava is not a big city which is good because I didn't have much time to stay here...just two ... read more
Arrival in Bratislava
Bratislava; Primatial Palace
Bratislava; Frantiskánske nám.

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava October 18th 2013

Last minute work call to go on extra help mission in Bratislava for 4 weeks. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 460,000, the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the Danube River and the left bank of the Morava River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic center of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the Slovak Executive. It is home to several universities, museums, theaters, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions also have headquarters there. The cityscape of Bratislava is characterized by medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century building... read more

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava September 4th 2013

Hain leipomosta pari sampylaa ja pullan ja nautin ne aamukahvilla. Suihku. Eilisen perusteella tuntui hurjalta lahtea liikkeelle sortseissa, mutta ei kylla tullut kylma, silla aurinko paistoi ja mittarit nayttivat jotain 25 astetta. Ajelua viela ympari kaupunkia. Kavin joen takana Petrzalkan kaupunginosassa. Se on sosialismin aikana rakennettu lahio, korkeita kerrostaloja, jotka on tosin maalattu. Paluu oli toisella bussilla eri sillan kautta. Kavin katsomassa siltaa, jossa ei ollut enaa moottoriliikennetta. Poikkesin vanhaankaupunkiin paivittamaan blogit kaupunginkirjastossa. Loytyi ilmainen netti, mutta ei kaikkia kirjaimia slovakialaiselta nappaimistolta. Julkaisen blogini vasta sitten kun saan valokuvia esille. Eilisen perusteella tuntui hurjalta lahtea liikkeelle sortseissa, mutta aurinko paistaa ja lampoa on jotain 25 astetta. Kavin syomassa hostellin lahella slovakkiravintolass... read more

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