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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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We had a choice today of a visit to the Schonnbrun Palace or a bus trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. We decided on Bratislava as we've seen seen quite a few 'over the top' golden palaces up to now. And what a contrast! As with most of the countries who have been under communist rule and not long been independent, it was really showing signs of wear. It was a surprise to see large chunks of plaster fallen off buildings ...
... types of bread!
We then went to the office/where I was going to be living for two weeks until I moved into the missionary's house. (They are going on furlough.) I got relatively unpacked and then called Anna (my roommate) and my mother. Talking to them was wonderful, but also difficult. I tried to take a nap but couldn't get to sleep. I called my mother again, but ...
... of relief, I realized what I had missed, and what the family had been trying to keep quiet. Little Sofya had to pee. In fact, she really had to pee, one could even go so far to say that this tiny girl had to pee like a racehorse. Luckily for her, the parents had thoughtfully brought a little plastic potty with them, and this miniature thunder jug had been set up on the bus seat behind me. “I got some toilet paper!” yelled sister Natalya, as ...
... delicious and smooth. And I also tried a raspberry schnapps which wasn't as sweet as I was expecting. And their famous chilli liqueur. This has been nick-named rocket fuel. The lady explained that its very strong, but because there is so much sugar in there you don't realise you're drinking it until its too late... So I was expecting it to be really sweet.... Nope. It burned my throat and I could definitely taste the alcohol over the ...
... right on a river (as most castles are...) and from the castle you can see into Slovakia, Austria and Czech Republic! For that reason it was in a very strategic spot and was the site of many battles. Also because of the location, the 'iron curtain' ran next to the castle separating Slovakia and Czech Republic from Austria for 30 years! There was actual a physical barrier (barb wire fence) that ran the entire length from Scandinavia to the ...