Trip Start Aug 22, 2005
41Trip End Oct 31, 2005
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Beer proces have tumbled on our trip, and at the little 'Bufet' on our campsite we can get 1/2 a litre of Topvar for 18 Sk, which is about 30p. Other local beers are the wonderfully named Smlady Mnich, Steiger (not after Curtis, the wonderful early 90s crooner) and Corgon, meaning many an evening has had a Corgon conclusion.
So, why did we come here? Basically because we didn't want to go to Bratislava, as we do't like big cities too much, and it also has a big castle on a big hill, which can be seen from anywhere in town, so long as you aren't either visually impaired or facing the wrong direction. However, if you ever visit, don't do the tour, which is rubbish. And it is entirely in Slovak, which makes it even less interesting and consists of being shown around rooms of crests and old guns. Brilliant.
The city seems to have a nice chav element though, with quite a few souped-up Skodas doing the rounds - Sinnott, you'd love it here!