krachen krachen krachen in bratislava, the little big city of europe!

Bratislava Travel Blog

 › entry 19 of 106 › view all entries
good morning bratislava, you are the one!
in the morning, i was blinded by the sunlight coming out of martin's kitchen. i looked at my watch, it wasl ike 9 am, i still wanted to sleep then sleep i went! hahaha.

then suddenly i was startled! you know this feeling when someone was watching you from the back and gives goosebumps on your skin and creepy feelings? hahaha i saw martin looking at me strangely from his bed, damn it, i knew it im going to be an easter meat in bratislava! hahaha.

apparently martin was already awake, and was only waiting for me! he said that dan would come also and will have breakfast at the flat! i stood up and smoke outside the balkon, and it was such a beautiful and warm day! last night was so freaking cold and windy, but today, it seems that bratislava wanted to change my impression the last time i had been! we will see!

martin took a shower while i raided martin's refrigerator! hahahah well i was only looking for bread and some spread, i found a spread! paprika! i love it, then hot citrone tea, one toast and banana for me.
at night: the UFO bridge (as the slovaks say) the great danube and in the horizon, the petrzalka district of bratislava.
i couldnt eat too much early in the morning, then dan came and had breakfast with us.

while we were crowding at the table, martin told me how much the expenses and routes they took from south america - peru and bolivia with them as i am planning in the near future hiking a 6000 meter mountain in the andes, ok blah blah blah enough of that! hahaha.

so after breakfast, we planned to go sightseeing the in the old town and i really really pushed martin to take me to petrzalka! the horizon of communist blockhouses in the socialist times! but he doenst want to! arrrgggghh!!!

but dan forgot his speicherkarte i dont know how to say it in english! haha but its that card from the camera! so we went first to dan's flat and i was joking to martin, since it rained so hard last night that if finland is the country of thousands of lakes ten bratislava is the city of hundreds of small swimming pools! hahahahaha hahahahaha martin strangled me! hahaha.
WE RAPED NAPOLEON hahahaha
i was teasing him all the time bratislava but always in a good but mean way! hahaha

after dan got his speicherkarte, we took a bus going to hlavná stanica or the central station as i am going to buy my tickets to mikulova, czech republic for tomorrow. i was surprised to see the fare prices! i mean slovakia just introduced euro to the country and one way fare is only .50 cents!!!! wow!!!

at hlavná stanica, martin helped me to find the schedule and prices for the train to mikulova, unfortunately, it waso nly until breclav, then i have to take a separate train to mikulova. so i bought the ticket to breclav then i will just buy there the the tickets to mikulova. i got thirsty and bought some drink, because the woman at the ticket counter was so annoyed of martin and me because we kept asking so many questions! hahahahaha then, i didnt knew that my ticket fell out of my pocket, then someone tapped me on the shoulder, was a young woman and she handed me my ticket! well its automatic for me to say "danke" (thank you in german) and she smiled at me! oopppps i sitll havent learned the lesson of just putting things in my pocket and losing them! hahaha after that exasperating ticket buying! hahah it was such a beautiful day that we decided to walk to the city center.
the slovak national bank introducing the euro!


we passed some sidestreets, which are a curious mix of very old and new and structures from the communist times. we passed by the great slavin monument (hahahaha blonde) and into a park where the tallest buillding in bratislava is located, the slovak national bank with a big advertisement that the euro is now used in slovakia.

then martin and dan showed me a strange pyramiddal structure not realyl a pyramid but, strange though hahaha i saw it in bratislava when i was here 2 years ago, but i dont what was the building for! but martin as my tourguide said that it houses the slovak radio station it is next to the slovakian national bank building.

then after that we revisited the place we were last night, the presidential house of slovakia, proud slovakian flags hanging all over, i must say, of all the flags in europe i had seen slovakia has the most beautiful flag of all!

we walked towards the old city staré mesto, then to the main square hlavné námestie with beautiful belle epoque buildings and raped the statues there! hahahaha, then i saw again in daylight perhaps the most beautiful building in bratislava, the slovakian national theatre or slovenské národné divadlo.
the castle - bratislavský hrad, the old town, the dunaj (danube) from the park janka krála.
i got a bit hungry and thirsty and again  and just across was mcdonalds, bought apple pie and the tempting vanilla milkshkae from mcdonalds and dan saw his friend from romania together with other girls there and asked them to join us, apprently one of the gilr doenst like dan and dan also dont like the girl! so the feeling was both mutual! hahaha.


so the three of us went on and dan said we could go to his favorite cafe - called exit cafe that even martin the great slovak didnt knew about! it was beautiful there, you have to go back to two old houses and you find a backyad and from there other cafes are also located, but unfortunately the cafe is still closed and will open in 20 minutes, theres no point in standing there, so martin said we should go to the other side of the danube! which i am excited because i had never been there and the view to bratislavský hrad must be fantastic! but first martin and dan showed me a peculiar church in bratislava, the blue church! we passed a small neighborhood then the church came into view! at first i thought it was an orthodox church but martin said that it is catholic! amazing.
the main square of batislava - hlavnè nàmestie with lots of embassies!


the blue church also leads to a bridge thats only open for pedestrians and buses not for public transportation which is called, the starý most, to be honest it was pretty scary to walk that bridge because it feels like its going to crack everytime a buss pases through! hahahaha.

at the otherside we went to a park across the danube called sad janka krála. it is also where bike paths are located and a beautiful and amazing view of bratislavský hrad! but it was a bit hard to take amazing pictures frm the angle as the sun was shining from there and it was too hazy. from there was also a great view of the nový most with the ufo (as they call it) shadow looming across the staré mesto of bratislava. we walked through the promenade - viedenská cesta until nový most and we crossed the bridge was amazingly and curious very windy! 3 cities - vienna, budapest and bratislava are the windiest cities and places i had been to! much more in the baltic! we goofed around the beach of the danube! hahahaha we were like little boy playing withouth parents watching us and i really really forced martin to talked mt to the communist blocks - peterzalka! even if i would twist his arm he doenst want to! hahahaha its like hes hiding a scret there lol - i would do that when i come back to bratislava again! ahahahaha when we looked at the time.
the way to the old town and embedded on the street is "la rosa de los vientos"
it was time for the exit cafe, we went there and had some hot drinks! it was a very beautiful place, very oriental in design! and lots of amazing artworks! the place is so cozy, dan had some sort of cake - which was his favorite, while i had chinese tea and martin, well i dont know what he got! lol

after our small drink at the cafe, it was time to have dinner! we walked until obchodná street! i couldnt believe it, because two years ago, i was there and ate in the most delicious chinese restaurant in europe i had been to! but tonight was not the night for chinese! arrrghhhh its the night for slovakian cuisine!

so we went to martin's favorite local restaurant and pub, the slovak pub! its a good thign there that the waiters can understand german as i am so tired of speaking in english! hahaah and martin as a dicatator himself didnt give me a chance to order what i want he ordered for me! hahahaha a garlic and cheese soup!!!! very tasty! its called "cesnaková polievka v bochníku" and bryndzové halušky! the slovakian national dish! i told martin i am not a big eater but we could order it in small servings! good thing that the slovak pub has a smoking area, while inside there and waiting for our orders, i smoked of course, and observed the pub.
beautiful architecture! slovenské národné divadlo! the slovak national theatre!
its a medieval structure as i can see from the way it was constructed, thick walls to shiled from the heat and cold and it was very dark inside. but the ambiance is really good! with lots of people from different ages and nationalites having fun inside the slovak pub.


when the entree came! i was surprised by my soup! it is in a big bowl of strong bread!! it was yummy and delicious and i couldnt wait for my bryndzové halušky or whatever that is! hahahaha

when it came, i like it! but when martin told me that the cheese is from the sheep, i suddenly lost my appetite as i only eat cheese from cows! arrrghh, but it was really delicious until i knew it was sheep's cheese! hahahah.

after our dinner we took a stroll back again to staré mesto and up the castle but only halfway since the castle is closed to see the lights of bratislava!

it was amazing, as ive never experienced bratislava like this when i was there 2 years ago! we walked down back to the old town, but martin said we take the tram back to his house as he had sprained foot! thank god! because i dont want to walk anymore! lol

at his house i was hungry! and i asked martin shyly! hahhaa if i could eat his korean udon! he said its ok! i ate it and it was yummy and full and we watched dvd - the mummy returns in his flat! hahahha dan was tired and half the movie he went back to his flat! after the movie, i washed some dishes and glasses, and martin said i shouldnt do that because i am his guest! but i told him, i am not his guest, i am his friend and its appropriate to do my share! lol after washing i  took a shower so i wouldnt have to take a sower tomorrow morning!

my train to breclav from bratislava leaves at 8:50 in the morning! so martin and me slept early which means at 12:00 am! hahahahaha


lauro says:
jc is my servant! ahahahahah ahahahah ahahaha :P
Posted on: Aug 19, 2009
Lord_Mike says:
Aha, so Ratu is your paduan!
Posted on: Aug 19, 2009
lauro says:
michael I AM THE ORIGINAL hahaha jc ist just a copycat! hahahaha
Posted on: Aug 19, 2009
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
good morning bratislava, you are t…
good morning bratislava, you are …
at night: the UFO bridge (as the s…
at night: the UFO bridge (as the …
WE RAPED NAPOLEON hahahaha
WE RAPED NAPOLEON hahahaha
the slovak national bank introduci…
the slovak national bank introduc…
the castle - bratislavský hrad, t…
the castle - bratislavský hrad, …
the main square of batislava - hla…
the main square of batislava - hl…
the way to the old town and embedd…
the way to the old town and embed…
beautiful architecture! slovenské…
beautiful architecture! slovensk…
scarying scary bratislava! hahaha
scarying scary bratislava! hahaha
one of my favorite pictures!
one of my favorite pictures!
scarying scary bratislava! hahaha
scarying scary bratislava! hahaha
it was too big for me ^_^ hahaha
it was too big for me ^_^ hahaha
yes martin, i am bored. hahaha
yes martin, i am bored. hahaha
who is the statue?!
who is the statue?!
bratislava is the city of thousand…
bratislava is the city of thousan…
see i am right?! haha
see i am right?! haha
2 idiots! ^_^ ahaha
2 idiots! ^_^ ahaha
the area where martin lives.
the area where martin lives.
slovakian ad! ^_^
slovakian ad! ^_^
so martin said its customs! hahaha
so martin said its customs! hahaha
the area where martin lives! flash…
the area where martin lives! flas…
nice graffitis!
nice graffitis!
the area where dan lives.
the area where dan lives.
a small park in the area where the…
a small park in the area where th…
dans area!
dan's area!
like a little child! hahaha
like a little child! hahaha
former communist blocks renovated!
former communist blocks renovated!
i had enough sleep! thank god!
i had enough sleep! thank god!
the sophisticated ticket machine! …
the sophisticated ticket machine!…
me and dan!
me and dan!
tram lines in bratislava!
tram lines in bratislava!
dan!
dan!
dans area in bratislava!
dan's area in bratislava!
a mural in the central station.
a mural in the central station.
i came from the left now i am goin…
i came from the left now i am goi…
i like!
i like!
way to the hlavná stanica or cent…
way to the hlavná stanica or cen…
old architectures.
old architectures.
hmm remnants of communism?! haha
hmm remnants of communism?! haha
i like this street!
i like this street!
the tallest building in bratislava…
the tallest building in bratislav…
slovakia is now using the euro!
slovakia is now using the euro!
curious!
curious!
the slovak radio!
the slovak radio!
headquarters of the slovakian radi…
headquarters of the slovakian rad…
a cock in bratislava! hahahahaha
a cock in bratislava! hahahahaha
we went up there last night! memor…
we went up there last night! memo…
a bench at námestie slobody park.
a bench at námestie slobody park.
the gate of the presidential palac…
the gate of the presidential pala…
slovakian presidential house the g…
slovakian presidential house the …
the proud flag of slovakia! my fav…
the proud flag of slovakia! my fa…
the creeps talking hahah
the creeps talking hahah
i like tmobile ads from different …
i like tmobile ads from different…
the creeps in front of grasalkovi…
the creeps in front of grasalkovi…
3 idiots! hahaha
3 idiots! hahaha
to the old city!
to the old city!
unfortunately, i dont know the nam…
unfortunately, i dont know the na…
this is what i like in the old tow…
this is what i like in the old to…
the narrowest building in bratisla…
the narrowest building in bratisl…
the narrowest house in bratislava!
the narrowest house in bratislava!
la rosa de los vientos.
la rosa de los vientos.
charming isnt it?!
charming isnt it?!
i love the old and medieval street…
i love the old and medieval stree…
bratislava on an empty day.
bratislava on an empty day.
a remnant of the austria-hungary e…
a remnant of the austria-hungary …
blessed today with a beautiful wea…
blessed today with a beautiful we…
u c o b!
u c o b!
a fucking e.t. in bratislava!
a fucking e.t. in bratislava!
directions directions!
directions directions!
brarislava so empty on a sunday!
brarislava so empty on a sunday!
goofing in the souvenir shop! haha…
goofing in the souvenir shop! hah…
hlavnè nàmestie
hlavnè nàmestie
buildings around hlavnè nàmestie.
buildings around hlavnè nàmestie.
belle epoque structure!
belle epoque structure!
hlavnè nàmestie.
hlavnè nàmestie.
the creeps in hlavnè nàmestie!
the creeps in hlavnè nàmestie!
hahah the famous statue!
hahah the famous statue!
i like this pic!
i like this pic!
hahaha idiots!
hahaha idiots!
idiots again! hahaha
idiots again! hahaha
i was caught drinking milkshake at…
i was caught drinking milkshake a…
self timer! hahaha
self timer! hahaha
dan whattafuck?!
dan whattafuck?!
one of my favorite pics!
one of my favorite pics!
jamiroquai! ^_^
jamiroquai! ^_^
the backyard where exit cafe is lo…
the backyard where exit cafe is l…
greek cafe! ^_^
greek cafe! ^_^
hahahaha!
hahahaha!
slovenské národné divadlo!
slovenské národné divadlo!
the blue church!
the blue church!
martins hand is missing! hahaha
martins hand is missing! hahaha
the blue church!
the blue church!
the ufo in nový most!
the ufo in nový most!
walking the starý most!
walking the starý most!
bratislavský hrad from the starý…
bratislavský hrad from the star…
the castle, the old town and the d…
the castle, the old town and the …
nový most!
nový most!
starý most bridge!
starý most bridge!
a battered and old and non functio…
a battered and old and non functi…
my favorite picture of starý most!
my favorite picture of starý most!
beautiful!
beautiful!
poorly made graffitis but the mess…
poorly made graffitis but the mes…
this one too!
this one too!
bratislavský hrad on a hazy day!
bratislavský hrad on a hazy day!
my favorite picture!
my favorite picture!
a communist structure!
a communist structure!
the otherside of bratislava!
the otherside of bratislava!
slovak!
slovak!
bratislavský hrad in a hazy winte…
bratislavský hrad in a hazy wint…
the view of staré mesto across th…
the view of staré mesto across t…
shadow of the ufo!
shadow of the ufo!
nový most bridge!
nový most bridge!
st. martins church!
st. martin's church!
monument to the plague in europe i…
monument to the plague in europe …
monument to the plague in europe i…
monument to the plague in europe …
to hviezdoslav square!
to hviezdoslav square!
:P
:P
a statue of hans christian anderse…
a statue of hans christian anders…
german embassy!
german embassy!
to hviezdoslav square!
to hviezdoslav square!
slovenské národné divadlo.
slovenské národné divadlo.
at exit cafe!
at exit cafe!
hahahaha
hahahaha
the interior of exit cafe!
the interior of exit cafe!
exit cafe entrance!
exit cafe entrance!
it means that martin is a dictator…
it means that martin is a dictato…
at the slovak pub!
at the slovak pub!
my soup!!!! cesnaková polievka v …
my soup!!!! cesnaková polievka v…
cesnaková polievka v bochníku!!!…
cesnaková polievka v bochníku!!…
yes sometimes i am a dog ^_^
yes sometimes i am a dog ^_^
bryndzové halušky!
bryndzové halušky!
the old town at night!
the old town at night!
beautiful!
beautiful!
st. martins church at night!
st. martin's church at night!
nový most bridge at night!!!
nový most bridge at night!!!
the glowing lights in the danube!
the glowing lights in the danube!
the old town at night!
the old town at night!
beautiful!
beautiful!
trnavské mýto underpass!
trnavské mýto underpass!
Bratislava Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
the slovak pub!
if you are in bratislava, it is a MUST to have a relaxing dinner or drink in the slovak pub. it is located in obchodná street, the main shopping stre… read entire review
Bratislava Nightlife & Entertainment review
exit cafe bratislava, where you enter before you exit! hahaha
exit cafe is dan's favorite cafe in bratislava, even martin, the great slovak himself is not familiar with the cafe in his own city! the cafe is ve… read entire review
Bratislava
photo by: EmyG