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Travel Blogs from Bratislava
Setting off from Vienna, our final destination for the day was to be Budapest, however this was not before a visit to the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava. On arrival in Bratislava we were welcomed by some very cold, windy and rainy weather. Our walking tour of the city lasted about 1 hour and to be honest that was more than enough time. Apparently the city is exactly as the movie, Eurotrip, portrays it, however given ...
... of the afternoon was a lesson from the chef and pastry chef on how to make apple strudel. I happened to be sitting in the front row and was "volunteered" to be an assistant. That was pretty scary - me making pastry. About as scary as Blaire blowing glass. Anyway we got through it and sampled some very nice strudel. A very full day and another wonderful meal followed by dancing to the tunes of ...
... with them. I love making new friends!
Our tour guide met us in Bratislava at the bus station, right across from Old Town. We saw a statue of Hans Christian Andersen, the German and U.S. Embassies, the set for a movie, and the opera house. The tour guide also showed us where the mayor works, and other city buildings. We saw St. Michael's Tower, that was part of the Medieval city walls, and was one of the few exits out of the Old Town. It dates back to ...
... 30 years from design to completion. It was enlightening. The gentlemen were entirely personable. They had no pretensions for such accomplished professionals. Their basic philosophy was to find the essence of a place - either historic or based on context - and allow that to influence the concept of the design.
We next ventured up to the studio. It essentially comprised of two open floors above the entry floor up to ...
... best when we meet each other; we drank.
After a round of Kings, Lahyum (some crazy counting game like buzz), and Claps, we were far from sober. After the most ridiculous blues rendition of Gettin' Tipsy on the hostel guitar, we jumped in a taxi and headed towards the university district, as there were a couple of clubs there and all of the freshman students were celebrating. Went to Club 39, and immediately got a drink. Gin and tonic, 1.90euros. GIVE ME ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service