Freezing my @ss off in Bratislava

Trip Start Sep 18, 2009
Trip End Dec 20, 2012

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So yeah, I got here last night from Vienna.  The bus cost 7.70 Euros, and the lame bus driver made me pay an extra euro to put my bigger backpack in the cargo compartment under the bus... oh well.  We did arrive exactly an hour and a half later, though, from Vienna to Bratislava, passing through the airport along the way.

So yeah, I arrived right on time, and then took a couple of minutes to go ahead and book my ticket for my bus ride tomorrow to Budapest (just under 6 euros, super cheap, I think).  Then I went to look for my CS host and waited...

and waited...

I freaked out a bit, since I couldn't communicate with her for whatever reason; every time I rang her from the public phones I would get an error message, but after about 40 minutes, and me freaking out, I was finally able to reach her via a nice man's cellphone, and she was just arriving, so we finally met up and went to her apartment, where I met her boyfriend, who was really nice as well.

We hung out for a bit, playing some guitar and talking, and then went out in the freeeezing weather to a small bar with some live rock cover band playing.  We had a couple of beers and went home a bit later.

Then this morning, they went to work, and I left around 11:30am or so, trying to wait out the rain, which never went away (and still hasn't gone away).  I had quite a wet day, walking around a bit of the old town, and into a really nice church and it's catacombs.

Then I rested at a KFC to have some soul food and relax for an hour or so, away from the rain, and then walked a bit more, and am now finally able to get online at a restaurant with some wifi.  I'll head back "home" in about half an hour, since I should arrive by the time my host is back from work.

Tomorrow, if it doesn't rain so damned much, I'll do a bit more walking, or I might just relax... better than walking around with wet feet, freezing in Bratislava... we'll see.

Then, off to Budapest at night, where I should meet up with Dirk (a German friend I met in Peru who's living there now), with whom I'll stay the next week, before flying to Paris.

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cococha on

pobre Chris.. que frío....brrrr... felizmente pronto llegaras a Budapest que tengo entendido es una lindisima ciudad (especialmente el lado Buda). un beso, tu tia Cococha

Maria Eugenia on

Que frio!!! Ojala mejore el clima para que puedas estar mas comodo cuando sales a conocer. Pero que bueno que tienes buenos cs y que has podido conocer alguito. Espero ver fotitos para darme una idea de esta ciudad que tambien debe ser interesante.
te quiero mucho!! ya te falta menos de un mes left en Europa...!! que rico que vas a Budapest donde tienes a tu amigo y despues a Paris, super lindo!! aprovecha estos dias que se van a pasar volando.

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