Monday, August 22, 2011


Capitol of the new Republic of Slovakia, Bratislava is a city full of promise and humour as the natives learn democracy after 900 years of occupation by one foreign power or another.  We enjoyed a leisurely 9:30AM start to our visit, with a bus tour up to the old castle.  Finally under renovation, it’s not open to the public yet but commands an excellent view of the city.

After a short tour of the upper town’s highlights, the bus dropped us off for a charming walking-tour of the diminutive Old Town.   In 32C sun, we were happy to find ourselves only a short walk from the Danube and our ship and strolled back for lunch in the air-conditioned dining room.

Bratislava Castle

Gate to Old Town

French cannonball still embedded in side of house, courtesy of Napoleon

1 comment:

  1. I can dig that cannonball out for 50 bucks... LOL!

    Bratislava! Back at 1070 St.Antoine, Lee and I used to play a game called "Pirates and Travellers" and one of the mysterious destinations that we had to travel to was Bratislava. I think that's the last time I heard the name...!

    Glad to hear you are back on the boat. It sounds like the cruise company spoiled you a bit to make up for the inconvenience. Good stuff...

    Nice weather here - cooler now....

    Cheers and keep on blogging!

    Love, Per