Pit Stop in Slovakia...
Bratislava Travel Blog› entry 4 of 7 › view all entries
November 7th, 2007 – by: wbatesy
Fortunately, it must have been way to early for any train conductors to be about and so we got off at Florenc without a fine (or worse!).
The journey would take 4 hours to Bratislava which would leave plenty of time to look around before heading to the airport to catch our flight to Germany. For 11€ each though, we certainly couldn't moan - especially when we were only joined by about 10 other people and had lots of space and free bottled water!
At the border our passports were checked twice within 10 yards: once by a Czech border guard and then by his counterpart in Slovakia!
Once in Bratislava we managed to leave our luggage at the coach station and headed into town by bus. We followed the crowds in to the city centre and were amazed at how different it was here, compared to Prague even though they were both in the same country not too many years ago.
Bratislava was dirtier, less attractive and (too our amazement) more expensive. However, we couldn't stand around and moan so we wondered about viewing some of its better sights. We posted a postcard back to the UK and headed back towards the coach station to collect our belongings.
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