Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bratislava, Slovakia

May 25, 2013 6:15 PM—Vienna

On our way from Budapest to Vienna today we took a little side trip to Bratislava. My guess is most people have never heard of Bratislava and for a pretty good reason. Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia, but there isn't much there. When we first arrived we decided to walk down to the river and at first we weren't seeing many stores open and we didn't see very many people at all. There was a lot of graffiti and the town was pretty dead. However, we did eventually make it all the way down to the historic old town where we got lunch and wandered around for a while. Even though we found more life in the old town, there still wasn't much to see in Bratislava. It really makes me wonder what the rest of Slovakia is like if there is so little going on in their capital. But nonetheless, we enjoyed a few hours there and then we continued on the train to Vienna.

The Presidential Residence

Bratislava Castle

We are now in Vienna for three nights. I'm not sure what our plan is for the next couple days, but I'm sure we will see what this town has to offer before moving on.

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