Making friends in Slovakia!
Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
126Trip End Mar 28, 2010
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We spent the first night in a campsite but after discovering there was no hot water for the showers and that it was pretty far away from the city we decided to move to a hostel in the city center. Hostel Patio was within walking distance to all the sites and had a great atmosphere. Now Bratislava’s city centre isn’t a huge place and their “tourist” attractions although nice aren’t the most fabulous after seeing Cathedrals in Paris and Barcelona and castles like Mont St Michel…okay so maybe we are getting a little spoiled…but the walk was nice and the views of the city from the top of the castle were very picturesque
After all the sightseeing we went back to the hostel and joined the party downstairs where a large group of Budapest students were enjoying a few drinks. This group had come to Bratislava for the weekend and it was fun getting to know them all since most of them were exchange students from America, Finland and Belgium. Everyone had a cool story as to why they decided to go to school in Budapest and how they were enjoying travelling. One things for sure…once everyone started travelling they caught the bug and couldn’t stop! We all decided to go out to a bar for a few drinks and a little getting to know each other. We ended up talking to a couple guys from the USA most of the night and decided to meet up again in Budapest. After a few more beers (none for me) we called it a night and headed back to the hostel. Everyone left the next day so me and Chris just relaxed.
Since I always have to mention the food…we went to a small Slovakian/Italian restaurant and got soup in a bun. I ordered the cream of mushroom and Chris ordered the cream of Garlic. Most amazing soup of my life. Me and Chris both devoured our soups and then ate the bowl! We just couldn’t stop.
Well after all the sightseeing, friend making and delicious food eating it was off to Budapest, Hungary.