Travel Blogs from Bratislava
... new city part. It's full of wonderful neo-gothic, neo-rennaisance and classical gravestones. The most legendary neo-gothic grave belongs to the Slovak Robinson Crusoe, Karol Jetting, who shipwrecked during a voyage to Senegal in 1760 and survived 9 months on a deserted island. Slovak National Gallery is one of the most controversial buildings in Slovakia. It's also one of the ugliest galleries in the world. The original building exists since 1948 but in 1979 the architect ...
... more trying to give ourselves a tour. We got to a busy intersection and some old man was like, "what are you doing here? Go that way". We said ok but kept walking. He stopped again and said, "you are walking to nothing. Go back. That is the old town. There is nothing else for you to see this way." We then realized that he was helping us so we turned around. We then got to the old town and walked around for about a half hour in the rain and wind. Some streets were really neat and ...
... looking houses crumbled as the bar next to it filled with cocktail sipping tourists was having an extension. I left and camped on the Danube watching the sun flick between the bridges until the city lights were sparkling - one of my favorite campsites.
The patter of rain kept me tucked up. When eventually unzipping the tent I popped my head out to see it was little shivering leaves above making the noise and then turned to the east ...
... Chihuahua (which i thought at first glance to be a rat or deformed pigeon) tapas in a restaurant is a little unnerving. There you go Christina, I think that's the small dog issue well and truly covered.
The Slovakians seem to be very nice people overall, they are quite reserved and at first you think they might just be grumpy buggers but for the most part I think that's just down to shyness.
Tomorrow we plan ...
... difficult as I've gone on, and Slovakia is definitely the most difficult yet. There's no way I could communicate my way out of a situation. Since I didn't really have any set plans in Bratislava, I decided to do one of those free tours that are offered every day. These are great. It seems like every city has had them, where they take you around to the main points, but just outside so you have to come back to see the inside, of museums, churches, etc. They give ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center