Can one visit Vienna and not cross over to Bratislava in January? I am seriously asking. It’s only one train ride away.
The whole month of September, I will share 30 stories with you. One story each day. You will find out how I travelled, what countries I called home and how many times I repeated a travel in the same place. But most importantly, you will get to know my comfort zone stories. Would you share yours?
Now you can imagine I couldn’t have visited Vienna and not taken the train to see Bratislava too. A bit over one hour ride and you are in another country. The advantage of living in Europe! I only stayed two nights so I had to visit Bratislava Castle, But the interior was rather disappointing.
I walked around the old city and I got shocked by the design of a restaurant. And I remember it very well when in that restaurant I asked if I could get a glass of tap water. I thought might be frowned upon since they are making good money by selling you bottled water. And I just received a simple answer: no. I don’t even know if it was a language barrier or simply being unhelpful. I kinda blame Iceland for spoiling me with safe, great and free tap water, no matter the restaurant I’m in.
Oh, and there’s a UFO Bridge. Not in the restaurant, but on the Danube River. I didn’t know of it before getting there. So that took me by surprise as well. But this bridge is actually more than that. It is the world’s longest bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane.
I also made time to find the Blue Church and I had to improvise by hanging my phone in the tree to be able to take a reverse selfie. Bratislava in January was still windy and cold. I didn’t explore much more and I didn’t go out at night. I sure hope to come back in better weather to fully take advantage of what they have to offer.
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