Adventures in Slovakia

Greetings from Bratislava!

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I am doing a little pre-Christmas traveling with my Number One Guy: Dad.  We met up in Vienna yesterday and spent today hanging out in Bratislava, Slovakia, which is only 40 miles away.

The first time I came to Bratislava it was with a group of friends in 2010 and we picked this destination based almost entirely on this clip from Eurotrip:

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Imagine my shock when we didn’t find any dogs carrying around human hands or old men washing themselves in the street.

This city has some gorgeous architecture.  One of my favorite buildings is the Blue Church (Real Name: St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral, but everyone calls it the Blue Church).

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But, just so you don’t forget that you are in Eastern Europe, you have this sweet little piece of art right across the street.

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This is one of the things I love about Bratislava.  The decadent buildings are living right next to the cold, Soviet-era leftovers.

Another things I love about this city: the strange little details:

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This guy is called Rubberneck. Bratislava claims to be the only city with statue coming out of a pothole. Job well done, Bratislava.

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The Bratislava Dandy Statue commemorates a real man who would walk around in a top hat and tails handing out flowers to ladies and generally being awesome.

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While the scenery in this city is great, the food is even better.  While Dad and I were walking around the Christmas market in the main square I could smell the sausage and onions frying on the outdoor griddles.  I was literally breathing in as long and deeply as I could to try to suck up as much of the smell as humanly possible.  I wish my camera had a scratch and sniff function.

So now I am well-fed and warm in my hotel room, plotting tomorrow’s adventure in Vienna.  There will be Christmas markets, mulled wine, and lots of pictures.

Ciao for now!

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2 Responses to Adventures in Slovakia

  1. henrymowry says:

    Wonderful excursion with you and your Dad. Love tagging along with you! The blue church is breathtaking … love your first shot, set at an angle across the frame. You have a good eye, m’lady!

  2. Darla Turner says:

    OH Erica, I love your travels and how you share them with us. Your Dad!!!! How excited you must be to have him there with you to share all of this. More pic please. How long will he be there with you? Merry Ho-Ho-Ho to you!!!

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