This year is awesome in terms of travelling and discovering new places. I’ve had the chance to visit lots of amazing cities, one of them being Bratislava, the capital of the small, yet really beautiful country of Slovakia. After spending a week in sunny Budapest, I’ve decided to continue on with my journey and visit Bratislava, a city that has been on my list for quite a long time. I hopped on Flixbus and there I was, starting my next journey.
As we were preparing to reach the border, I started searching for my ID, so everything can go smoothly, but as we approached the border I noticed these old cabins that were empty and everything looked like it was abandoned for so many years, and then I realized that…*holy crap* they’re in Schengen Area which means that they can cross any country’s border with no permission whatsoever BUT this is allowed only between Schengen members. Yes, it was quite shocking and amazing to experience this and then I realized how sad it is that my country doesn’t get to experience this luxury even though we are members of the E.U for more than 10 years now.
Anyway, leaving the drama behind, I’ve reached Bratislava in a few hours and I was astonished by how modern the city is. The hostel where I spent my nights was called “Patio Hostel” and I was mostly happy with the accommodation overall. Bratislava is not a big city and probably you don’t need more than two days to actually visit everything. My favorite part of the city, was as usual, the old center. A lot of historical buildings with that vacay vibe and the center piece of them all was the Castle which is literally breathtaking. You have to climb lots of stairs to reach it but once you do, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of it. After walking a full day in the city center, I’ve decided to go for the castle and spent a great evening there drinking their local beer which was WOW btw.
The national currency in Slovakia is the euro for some years now but the city is not that expensive if you know where to buy your stuff. Lidl was always there for me *yay*, even though I experienced a brutal verbal fight between the cashier and a tall guy as I was entering the supermarket. Obviously I didn’t knew what they were arguing about but damn, it felt Slavic as f*ck. 😀
Everything about Bratislava felt magical in those few days that I spent there. The weather was great, people quite friendly and the city overall was amazing to just explore. I loved Bratislava’s red trams and buses, St. Martin’s Cathedral was a great place to chill after walking the entire city and I should also mentioned the Blue Church which is quite unique. I will come back one day, not sure when, but I will. Enjoy the photos! 🙂