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Travel Blogs from Bratislava
... of the Kingdom of Hungary. After WW I some of its eight bells were recast to cannons. In 2000 all five neighbor countries gave the cathedral a bell as a gift.
There was a fantastic panoramic view of the whole city of Bratislava from the Castle so we managed to take many photos of the "UFO Bridge" (as it´s called by the local people). It´s supposed to be another symbol of Bratislava. The top floor offers an incredible view of the old city center. This 85 meter ...
... watching the news which is showing the flooding in this part of the world. Our hotel here is about a block away from the Danube..I went for a walk along the river this afternoon. It has broken its banks and is lapping the barriers they have erected. We noticed tonight that one shop had sand bags lined up agains it's doors. Bit of a worry as it was further up from the river than we are. Budapest tomorrow and then set off for home on Friday ...
... there, all this work and money spent with perfect weather and know one seemed to be enjoying it. One day of sunshine in England and the white legs race out to soak it up.
A lot of houses were painted ridiculous colors and somehow look good. Apparently residents have to apply for what color they can paint their house to make sure there's no clashing in the color scheme - if your neighbor has a pink house then your not allowed ...
... a hostel in the country that was the setting for the, hopefully totally fictional, 2005 film of the same name is perhaps tempting fate but so far so good! And anyway, in the film it was the Germans who were the really nasty ones (surprise surprise), you got the impression that the Slovakians were just going along with it all out politenss or some kind of contractual obligation.
Anyway I digress, you aren't here to listen to ...
... next next thing. It was called the Gracia Botel. That's right, people, a hotel on a boat on the Danube. Amazing. It was a little pricier than your average hostel, but I was actually pretty far below overall budget since I had done couch surfing a bit. Anyway, the Botel was actually parked a couple spots down from where the high speed boat dropped us off, so I just moseyed on down the river. I had reserved my room the night before, with a confirmation email and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool