Pining For Bratislava

by Brenna Holeman

Bratislava, Slovakia
I hate to say what I’m about to, but…I don’t really remember that much of Bratislava. I spent only two days there, and it was regretfully my only experience of Slovakia. It was one of those places I went to purely on a whim (they are usually the best places) because I was in Vienna and discovered it was only an hour away by train. I remember the train having no glass in its windows, and a young guard with a rifle checking my passport at the border. I remember walking through the very deserted old town, following church bells. I remember climbing a hill to the castle, and looking across the city to the rows and rows of old Communist apartment blocks in the distance. I remember drinking cold Zlaty Bazant under the protection of a large umbrella on a cobblestoned street, writing furiously away in my journal about the time I spent in Austria. I suppose the most important thing is that I remember enough to know that I’d really like to go back.

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Marty February 14, 2016 - 11:18 am

I’m glad to hear you had a nice memory of Slovakia, although not very specific. If you do go back, maybe check out some of these places, there is certainly more to Slovakia than just Bratislava. Happy travels.


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