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Europe » Slovakia December 3rd 2018

Moj novy rekord, na ceste bez prestavky 309 dni sa bude asi velmi tazko prekonavat. Hej mohol som potiahnut viacej, financie su ale pravdu povedat bol som uz unaveny, uz mi chybala rodina. To, ze spartak postupil do skupinovej fazy uefa, bola len zamienka pre navrat do europy. Zvacsa som zazil len same pozitivne veci. Z negativnych zrejme len zranenia (zubar, pady z motorky, sracka). No a este mrzi, ze sa nepodarila navsteva ostrova jeju, kvoli tajfunu. Postretal som kopu pozitivne naladenych ludi, kopa mi ich pomohla, za co som im velmi vdacny. Niektory ma dost ovplyvnili a dufam, ze vela ludi som ovplivnil i ja (v dobrom). Taky zlom v zmyslani pocas mojej cesty nastal po stretnuti s honzom v kl. Odvtedy som prestal pozerat na kazdy cent a zacal si viac dopriavat, i ked ... read more

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava » Old Town September 4th 2018

We started our journey, taking the bus from Belfast to Dublin, bikes all packed up and sealed in large plastic covers. Ryanair charged €60 each for return flights, €120 for each return for our bikes! It would have been cheaper to book a seat for the bikes. On a long trip we knew we'd be happier with our own, and to hire on arrival would have cost around €450. We took the 9.10 flight to Bratislava, Monday 3rd Sept. €70 each return. The plan is to spend two days here, then get on the road to Budapest. Good to have own bikes even though there was 1 broken spoke in transit. We’ll get it fixed tomorrow. Bratislava is a fascinating city, dominated by a fortress, fine architecture, lots of old trams, great local restaurants and lots ... read more
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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava » Old Town September 4th 2018

We hunted for a bike shop to fix the wheel and found a shop not far from the old town on Odchodna but since the wheel could not be repaired here, we thought it better to buy a new wheel for €25! It can be fixed at home and our hotel agreed to hold it for us until our return in 2 weeks. It was a good warm dry day in spite of the forecasts, so we went off exploring on the bikes, to Bratislava Castle towering above the town. Beautiful building and landscaped gardens, and spectacular views of the Danube. We used Most SNP to cross the river. An exclusive pedestrian and cycling lane hung below the main bridge, means that you don’t have to compete with traffic, and can enjoy a quiet crossing, well ... read more
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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region July 19th 2018

We woke up and packed then went down for breakfast. Ah champagne was on the buffet. Of course, I had to make a mimosa. Susan had some too. I checked email and sure enough we got a message back from the hotel in Berlin. It stated Dear Claire, thank you very much for your kind email, after your check out, we just needed to paint the room. It is a normal maintenance handling in our hotel. We want that all of our guests are satisfied with our rooms. Ha, so we didn’t destroy the room like the family thought. We checked out, left our suitcases at the hotel desk and took a taxi (nice town car) into town. This was one the hotel set up for us (we thought it was going ... read more
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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region July 18th 2018

Neither Susan or I slept well. My legs didn’t like yesterday and cramped bad all night. Susan had back and shoulder issues. We did not want to get up but we knew we had to take the train this morning and we had to catch it. We got ready then headed down to eat breakfast in the hotel and checked out and they called us a taxi. It was only slightly more than the subway and got us there directly with no more damage to the knees. Also, on the way we got the added benefit of going thru the park and seeing the Victory Column. We arrived early, but not knowing what the traffic would be like, that was ok. We found our coke light and settled in for the wait. About 30 minutes before ... read more
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O locatia frumoasa de colindat tot in muntii Slovaciei pe langa pesterile din zona. Seamana bine cu Balea, hotel in varful muntelui, pret 103 euro, parcare in fata anevoioasa, se plateste un permis de sedere, datorita locurilor limitate si accesului un pic dificil, se circula pe o banda ingusta. De aceea se aranjeaza cu cei de la hotel sa preia clientii, lucru rapid si convenabil de ambele parti. Aici am servit atat mic dejun inclus in pret cam obligatoriu cat si cina- 17 euro.La rezervare ni s-au dat niste indicatii la sosirea in zona, urmarind niste indicatoare. Totul a fost in regula. Camera de munte, cu mult lemn, peisaj frumos de la geam, TV plasma, terasa perfecta pentru a savura o bere sau cidru, masa de biliard. Lacul ne-a imbiat la plimbareli de seara si de ... read more
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Dupa capitale si muzee trebuia si un munte, nu? Oprire la pensiunea Fortuna slovacia – 1 noapte 50 euro, cu mic dejun bufet suedez (aici am optat pentru) in Liptovský Mikuláš nu inainte de a vizita o pestera in drum. Pensiune micuta, curata, cu floricele, situata intr-o zona linistita cu peisaj muntos si aer curat, cu mult oxigen si bineinteles multe floricele.... read more
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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava May 26th 2018

So sorry! I've had a proofreading malfunction. At least not a wardrobe malfunction. In my last blog I said Bratislava is the capital of Slovenia. Wrong! Of course it's the capital of Slovakia.... read more

Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava » Old Town May 26th 2018

Pentru un rasfat binemeritat am decis asupra acestui minunat botel, hotel pe apa sau mai exact nava/slep/vas pe apa, sa fim in comuniune cu natura, sa o simtim in adevaratul sens al cuvantului, sa ne rasfete pe valurile Dunarii alaturi de un cidru sau o bere cu arome de coacaze negre-o delicatesa nou descoperita aici la bar. Numele - Botel Dunajsky Pivovar- o noapte- pret 99 euro cu mic dejun bufet suedez. Camerele aveau numele oraselor de pe Dunare, ca doar trece prin 9 capitale, asa ca ai de unde alege, dar nu am ales noi de data aceasta. Am primit camera Bratislava, camera spatioasa, curata. Am profitat de cele doua baruri existente, cel de jos era pentru clientii din afara, cel de la etaj pentru clientii botelului. Pana si existenta produselor se gaseau sau nu. ... read more
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Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava May 25th 2018

We didn't know, when we headed by bus for Bratislava, that it had been such an important seat of power when the Ottomans held control of Budapest and Bratislava became the coronation city for the Hungarian kingdom. Bratislava again became a centre of power as the capital of the country of Slovenia in 1993 when Czechoslovakia regrouped as two nations: Slovakia and the Czech Republic. There is still a terrific Old Town with lots of ornate buildings, a giant castle and cathedral, but the street art gives the bustling and growing city an arty and human touch.... read more
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