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26.7.2012 Pernek (PL) Km: 65462 Reaching Slowakia / Erreiche die Slovakei
Leave out as yesterday the big cities (Vienna and Bratislava). This is something for a long weekend and I want to destinations more south yet. Drive along the Danube and through the vineyards where the vines grow for Vienna and cross the border north of Vienna.
Unfortunately the people in Slovakia speak only few English ...
... by Slovak television we moved on, picking a pleasant route down the steeper side on the hill upon which the castle sits, where good views across the rooftops of old Bratislava could be seen. On our way back to the hotel in the gathering gloom, we found a macabre memorial set into the pavement, commemorating the first 'witch' that had been burned to death in Bratislava. We don't really have witches anymore, at least not the sort that people feel the need so set fire to ...
... out of the question unless it is stopped. We did stop twice for half an hour to go through a lough. It was interesting but a slow and unexciting process. Still the weather was nice and it was good and it was great to use another form of transport in the journey. There were some great views of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna from the river, as well as some senic rural and small towns. Trains can get a little bit monotonus at times.
... some interesting sights: the presidential palace, a castle, and the beautiful old town.
The palace was just across the street from where we parked, but there was no way to actually cross the street. The roads are too crammed with fast-moving vehicles to jaywalk across, so we went a block or two out of our way and then a block or two back to where the palace stands, right next to the stairs leading up from the pedestrian ...
... these young geniuses, we found that under Micheael's tower was a 0 km marking, and fiinally we proceeded up to see the weaponry museum. I don't know what it is, but I can't get over how awesome European guns are. They're seriously pretty. The intricacy of the work with bone and wood is just unreal. Katie made fun of me for my praise, and we arrived at the top of the tower where we got a great panoramic view of the whole ...
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