Bratislava is a Must-See!!!
Bratislava is a Must-See!!! Reviews
May 05, 2007
We recently took a trip to Eastern Europe, and at the recommendation of a friend, we spent a day in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Bratislava has beautiful architecture like Prague, but it hasn't been tapped by all the tourists. Because of this, it has a real clean, unspoiled feel to it.
It also has a very interesting mideival and Communist mixture. You can see old, beautiful buildings right next to worn-down, Communist-era buildings that have graffiti all over them.
Currently, the exchange rate works very much in the favor of Western tourists. You can get some really nice & beautiful things for comparatively very little.
It also seems to have an active night-life.
A word of caution, though: Unless you're in Centrum (the tourist part of town), you'll be hard-pressed to find people who speak English, even at the train station. And even those who do, don't speak it very well. Look for younger people; they will be more likely to speak English. We had a very difficult time communicating, but that was part of the adventure!
All-in-all, though, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bratislava, and we certainly plan to visit again. We highly recommend Bratislava!
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