Places to go instead of Saudi Arabia: Bratislava

This one is for yesterday. I’ve actually been working in the mean while, so I forgot about the post.

I’ve been to Bratislava twice in the past few months. I’ll upload some images made on the second trip another day, I barely saw the city anyway. This is all taken from my first visit.

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One easily-found attraction is the UFO. I forgot what it’s really called, but it’s built like a disc and ‘flies’ above a big road leading into the city. You can go up, enjoy the sights and if you like, have a basic drink or snack. They might offer more actual dining too, I didn’t do that.

The UFO overlooking the Donau

The UFO overlooking the Donau

The beautiful castle of Bratislava

The beautiful castle of Bratislava

Overlooking the Donau

Overlooking the Donau

20150919_20h50m_DSCF9177I didn’t check for events but noticed a poster while walking. A bunch of fine cover bands got together in Randal club and made a hell of a party. I was pleasantly surprised by each and every band, almost the real deal.
Too bad I didn’t bring my ear plugs.. and that the bar doesn’t offer any.

Last-minute visit to coverbands - Guano Apes

Last-minute visit to coverbands – Guano Apes

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Last-minute visit to coverbands - Rage against the machine

Last-minute visit to coverbands – Rage against the machine

I didn’t know all of the bands, supposedly the later ones were Czech only. Around 2:15 my body was nodding my mind and telling it to go to sleep already. So I did.. or I planned to anyway. After crossing the street, my eye noticed a guitar. 2 punkers and a girlfriend walking and singing. They were going my way, I followed.

Randal Club

Randal Club

Live performance of Paranoje (Katarzia) by a punker

Live performance of Paranoje (Katarzia) by a punker

We quickly got talking and they invited me over for some drinks. Ugh.. Why not?

Underground bar, good bar

Underground bar, good bar

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Nice bar, nice people. My eyes grew weary again. The girl went in the same direction. We ate… something. Lots of mayo, I’d say.

20150920_04h21m_DSCF9519New day. 20150920_14h08m_DSCF9544There’s this thing called Devín castle. Ruins of an old habitation which eventually grew into a castle. It was (as the information signs said) built on a strategically interesting location. High and dry, next to where two rivers meet.As said, it’s mostly ruins.

Erasmus students

Erasmus students

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Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Back on the bus, enjoy the sun setting on my last evening.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Polish traveller

Polish traveller

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Sunset

Sunset

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Dining alone

Dining alone

While I’ve barely scratched the surface of what Bratislava offers in my limited time there, it piqued my interest. Definitely good as part of a longer trip through the region…

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